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MCCCD Creates Opportunities for Women

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  • Dasi Danzig   |   Maricopa County Community College District


The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is proud to be a diverse employer, giving women ample opportunity to fill executive positions. As MCCCD celebrates Women’s History Month, the District wants to recognize the impactful women who lead its System. 

“It is an honor to work alongside so many dynamic women, whose thoughtful perspectives and influential leadership are vital to the success of our District,” said MCCCD Interim Chancellor, Dr. Steven R. Gonzales. “Our System is better because of the thousands of women in our staff and faculty who support and inspire our students as effective leaders, mentors and role models.”

Women fill the majority of MCCCD’s workforce: 58 percent of employees are women, 56 percent of executive leadership roles are filled by women (including College Presidents and District Leadership), and 85 percent of the Governing Board is led by women.

The District, ranked among America’s Best Employers for Women in 2018 by Forbes, also offers professional development groups to employees and students. MCCCD’s Women’s Mentor Program, available to all Maricopa employees, provides an opportunity for guided professional development and growth through dialogue with Maricopa leaders. MCCCD also offers Women Rising, an organization that empowers female students with student-led chapters across the District.

MCCCD Women’s History Month Events:

In celebration of Women’s History Month, MCCCD is also encouraging community members to attend virtual events at many of the Maricopa Community Colleges throughout March. Events explore topics including gender roles, representation in film, and reproductive rights, in addition to hearing from powerful women in speaker series. All events are free and open to the public.

Forging Equality: Empowering Women in the Workplace

March 11, 2021 

Virtual Event | 10 a.m.

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Join Chandler-Gilbert and Glendale Community Colleges for a live conversation with Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, and Laura Brady, Global Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Anheuser-Busch InBev, to explore what leaders can do to empower women in the workplace.

Women’s Herstory Virtual Art Showcase

Throughout March 2021 

Virtual Event

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Visit Phoenix College’s virtual art showcase featuring music, art, dance, theater, writing, ASL Interpretations and fashion design that highlight the female experience. Featured artists include PC students, faculty and community members.

LatinA/LatinE: Unpacking Gendered Spanish Language

March 30, 2021 

Virtual Event | 4:30 p.m. 

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Join Scottsdale Community College’s Center for Civic & Global Engagement and the World Languages Department for a thought-provoking lecture in honor of Women’s History Month. This presentation will offer a closer look into language and the construction of gender, with a focus on the language of women in Spanish. Dr. Cristian Lopez Villegas is a life-long lover of the study of human language and everything related, and teaches at both South Mountain Community College and Arizona State University. Presentation will be in English.