Women’s History Month

Each March, WISEM sponsors a luncheon event to celebrate Women’s History Month. The Mines Diversity Committee supports festivities by coordinating displays, banners and give-aways to commemorate women’s accomplishments throughout history.

 

Becky Stone

Becky Stone

Scholar, Actor and Storyteller

Actor and scholar Becky Stone holds a B.A. in Drama from Vassar College and a M.A. from Villanova University in Elementary Educational Counseling. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Ms. Stone became a storyteller upon moving South 37 years ago. Her acting credits include Lime Kiln Arts Theater, VA, Warehouse Theatre, Greenville, SC, Haywood Arts Regional Theatre, Southern Appalachian Repertory Theater, Asheville Community Theatre, Highland Repertory Theatre, Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater in Asheville and Merida, Mexico, and Asheville on Broadway. Ms. Stone has also presented at North Carolina and Colorado Humanities Chautauqua festivals and Black History Live tours as Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks.

Becky Stone as Maya Angelou Photo

 

Past Women's History Month Presenters

2019            Sylvia Acevedo, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of the USA

2018            Robbie Gries, Pioneering Women in Petroleum

2017            Susan Frontczak, Eleanor Roosevelt:  Hammering out Human Rights

2016            Susan Frontczak, The Life and Times of Madame Marie Curie

2015             Gail Beaton author and storyteller, Gail Murphy:  A Colorado Rosie the Riveter

2014             Rose Red Elk storyteller and singer, Medicine Women of the Plains

2013             The Legendary Ladies, Stories of Five Unique Western Women

2011             Mary Jane Duran, Jeannette Rankin – Pacifist, Suffragist, Reformer

2010            Dr. Audrey Nelson, author, Crossing the Gender Communication Barrier

2008             Opalanga Pugh, The Story of Aunt Clara Brown

2007             Barbara Daubenspeck, A Portrait of Molly Brown

2005             Mary Jane Duran, Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History