Purdue University Northwest (PNW) kicked off a month long celebration of women’s history with a networking event March 5. Upcoming events celebrating Women’s History Month include movie screenings, distinguished speakers, and talks on some of the most significant social issues of the last few years.
Sheila Brillson Matias, executive director of the Leadership Institute at Purdue Northwest, shared words of advice from her father at the inaugural event. The event gave students a chance to network with community members. PNW Chancellor Thomas L. Keon, said instilling the idea that women are capable and deserving of every opportunity that the world has to offer is extremely important to Purdue University Northwest and its staff. The next series of events are set for March 19-21, called “#WomensVoices: A Celebration of Women’s History Month.” The three-day festival promotes discussion of political movements and personal perspectives central to the female experience in the 20th and 21st centuries. The next event will be

Women in Sports: Julie DiCaro – March 19
12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 002 of the Library-Student-Faculty Building on the Westville Campus, 1401 S. U.S. 421.
Julie DiCaro is a Peabody Award winning journalist, sports radio host, freelance sports columnist and national speaker. She frequently writes and reports on women’s issues in sports as a former attorney and current update anchor at 670 AM-The Score in Chicago.