Women’s History Month

There are plenty of local events to celebrate women, and empower each of us to continue working towards a vibrant, inclusive WNY community well beyond the month of March.

comedysportz buffalo
For the entire month of March the WNY Women’s Foundation is partnering with ComedySportz Buffalo to help raise money for the Foundation’s mission of creating a culture of possibility so each woman and girl can live, grow and lead to her fullest potential.
Show this image at the box office and CSz Buffalo will donate $3 to the WNY Women’s Foundation.
ComedySportz Buffalo is located at The Arena at Main & Harlem in Amherst.

MOMS: from education to employment info session
Join us for a cup of coffee and conversation on Tuesday, March 27, at 8:30a at our offices – 742 Delaware Ave, Buffalo – to learn more about the MOMs: From Education to Employment® program at SUNY Erie (formerly Erie Community College). The MOMs program offers single mothers support and guidance to select an educational track, complete their degree, and secure a family sustaining job. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk to program staff from SUNY Erie and learn who is eligible for the program and how they can make referrals to the program.
To RSVP please email Mary at intern1@wnywfdn.org or call 716-887-2621.

nevertheless she persisted
Grab your friends for a night of laughter and fun. On Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30p O’Connell & Company will put on a special presentation of their award-winning DIVA by DIVA Celebration of Women at The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder.
The show will feature songs, quotes, readings and humor for and about women.
Tickets are $30 and available for purchase here.

pathways to school readiness
On Friday, March 23 at 8:45a the WNY Women’s Foundation, in partnership with the Health Foundation of Western & Central New York, is hosting a panel discussion around Sophia, a young girl from birth – 9 years old, and addressing the challenges she faces in her first 1,000 days that can significantly impact her success in school.
The discussion will be held at Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Branch Library at 1324 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo.
This event is free, however, registration is encouraged.

Here is a calendar of other events happening around Western New York for Women’s History Month. How will you celebrate?