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Women's History Month at LMU

March 1-31

Every March, LMU honors Women’s History Month. Join us as we celebrate and promote gender equity, on and off the bluff.


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Recommended Reads

This year’s Women’s History Month Recommended Reads contains genres for everyone, from politics to memoirs to pop culture. For more titles, check out the LMU Library Staff Picks and the Women’s Suffrage list.

The William H. Hannon Library promotes academic excellence while also serving as a valuable resource for the LMU community to interact with one another. The library enables all learners, including lifelong learners, to satisfy their curiosity, explore new worlds, generate fresh ideas, and motivate others. 


Lady Justice book cover Dahlia Lithwick

Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America

By Dahlia Lithwick

Dahlia Lithwick tells the gripping and heroic story of the women lawyers who fought the racism, sexism, and xenophobia of Donald Trump’s presidency—and won. Women worked tirelessly to hold the line against the most chaotic and malign presidency in living memory.

Michelle Obama The Light We Carry book cover

The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times

By Michelle Obama

An inspiring follow–up to her memoir Becoming, former First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and offers readers a rewarding blend of powerful stories and profound advice. The Light We Carry inspires readers to examine their own lives, identify their sources of gladness, and connect meaningfully in a turbulent world.

Know My Name book cover by Chanel Miller

Know My Name: A Memoir

By Chanel Miller

Referred to as “Emily Doe” in court documents, Chanel Miller reveals her identity to tell her story of trauma and transcendence after being sexually assaulted while unconscious at a Stanford University party. She also shares her struggles with isolation and shame during the aftermath of the trial. Her story illuminates a culture biased to protect perpetrators and indicts a criminal justice system designed to fail the most vulnerable. Ultimately, Miller displays the courage required to move through suffering to live a full and beautiful life.

I'm Not Yelling book cover_Elizabeth Leiba

I'm Not Yelling: A Black Womans Guide to Navigating the Workplace

By Elizabeth Leiba

I'm Not Yelling is a strategy guide that empowers Black women to navigate corporate America fearlessly in combatting workplace discrimination and finding their voices in toxic work environments. Explore the data and hear the accounts of Black women in business who face, work through, and rise above workplace discrimination. 

Nobody Ever Asked Me about the Girls Women, Music and Fame book cover

Nobody Ever Asked Me about the Girls: Women, Music and Fame

By Lisa Robinson

Based on conversations with more than forty female artists, Nobody Ever Asked Me about the Girls is a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the effects of success on some of music’s most famous women—from Tina Turner, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, Donna Summer, Bette Midler, Alanis Morissette, and Linda Ronstadt to Mary J. Blige, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Adele, Beyoncé, Rihanna, and numerous others. 

I'm Glad My Mom Died book cover_Jennette McCurdy

I’m Glad My Mom Died

Jennette McCurdy

A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star, Jennette McCurdy about her struggles as a former child actor—including eating disorders, addiction, and a complicated relationship with her overbearing mother—and how she retook control of her life. Told with refreshing candor and dark humor, I’m Glad My Mom Died is an inspiring story of resilience, independence, and the joy of shampooing your own hair.

Jena Friedman Not Funny book cover

Not Funny: Essays on Life, Comedy, Culture, et Cetera

By Jena Friedman

Comedian Jena Friedman presents a witty and insightful collection of essays on the cultural flashpoints of today. Not Funny takes on the third rails of modern life in Jena’s bold and subversive style, with essays that explore cancel culture, sexism, work, celebrity worship, and…dead baby jokes.

Lesbian Death book cover_Mairead Sullivan

Lesbian Death: Desire and Danger Between Feminist and Queer

By Mairead Sullivan

Authored by LMU’s Mairead Sullivan, MSW, PhD., associate professor and Chair of Women's and Gender Studies at the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, Lesbian Death probes how lesbian is conceptualized in relation to death from the 1970s onward, arguing that lesbian offers disruptive potential and offering a fresh perspective on her value for feminist and queer projects. 

Committee on the Status of Women

Creating a More Inclusive and Empowering Environment for Women

The Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) is a University Standing Committee with a strong commitment to inclusivity. We are charged with identifying and addressing issues and opportunities of particular interest to women students, staff, and faculty at LMU.

Committee on the Status of Women

Religious Communities

Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary


The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary founded Marymount College, which affiliated and later merged with Loyola University to become Loyola Marymount University; their emphasis on teaching the fine and performing arts was one of their unique contributions when the institutions merged. 


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Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange


The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Orange have been part of the LMU Community since the affiliation and merger of Loyola University and Marymount College and, since that time, around one-third of the Sisters have participated in the LMU community as administrators, staff, faculty and students. 


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