Women’s Issues

CCA Women’s Issues Director

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Hello, my name is Kristie A. Iwamoto, and I am proud to be your CCA Women’s Issues Director. I teach English at Napa Valley College and have been teaching in community colleges since 2007. Currently, I am a member of State Council, a member of the NEA Women’s Caucus, and I also sit on the CTA Higher Ed Equity Team and the CCA Faculty Equity and Diversity Committee. I am dedicated to promoting awareness for women’s issues and gender equality.
If you have any questions regarding community colleges and women’s issues, please contact me.


To celebrate Women’s History Month, here are a few things you can do:

1. Learn their stories
Here is a good article from Professional Woman’s Magazine on Women of Color:

Women’s History Month: Women of color whose names you should know

2. Support Women-Owned Local Businesses in Your Neighborhood 
Did you know that you can support businesses owned by women when searching for restaurants, stores or other services? Type in the tag “women owned” when using Yelp to find services you need AND support local business owners.

3. Find out about important contributions made by women to make unions stronger.
Here is a PowerPoint highlighting some of the brave women featured in the “Great Women in Union History” poster gallery walk I put together a couple of years ago:
Great Women in Union History PowerPoint 
CTA also has great resources for Women’s History Month on their website: https://www.cta.org/awareness-events/womens-history-month

4. Thank and acknowledge the women who have helped you in your own life! 


Resources for Women’s History Month and Beyond!

Even though Women’s History is officially observed in March, women’s history doesn’t go away the rest of the year. Resources from the National Women’s History Project are always available for classrooms, projects, and just for one’s own personal knowledge. Check out the 2021 honorees for National Women’s History Month. These women have amazing stories!

And if you want to take action to raise the status of women globally, you can Be Bold for Change at the International Women’s Day website. You can sign up, take action, and find resources and events for International Women’s Day March 8 and every day. You can also view a great International Women’s Day history timeline all the way back to 1908.