“I enjoy the luncheons because they focus on positive things. This gives me a chance to see the movers and shakers from other parts of the county. The lunches remind us of the accomplishments Yolo County women have been making over time.”

John Ohlson
West Sacramento

"I thought that this year was the best so far, and I have been coming for at least ten years, or maybe longer. Everything was very well organized. The food was excellent. The speech was excellent and timely. My friends who came with me also enjoyed the event immensely. Keep doing what all of you on the committee are doing!"
Yvonne Clinton


Nonprofit Status

Yolo County Women’s History Month Committee is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt California non-profit corporation. Contributions to YCWHM qualify as tax-deductible for donors.

Gloria M. Lopez, a second generation American, who was born and raised in Winters, California, still resides in the community. Both her maternal and fraternal grandparents emigrated from Spain in the early 1900s. Her maternal grandparents, John and Alice Carbahal, came as young children with their parents on the first ship that left Spain for Hawaii in 1907. Her paternal grandparents, Rafael and Filomena Lopez, came through the east coast in 1920 when they were 35 years old.

She and her husband, Michael Autry, are partners in the family farming business started by her parents, Sebastian and Marie Lopez. Gloria is also a retired educator having taught for 35 years including 25 years at Sacramento City College. She spends much of her free time helping out at the Winters Museum, gardening, and traveling.

Annual Celebration

We are excited to announce the national theme for 2024 Women's History Month is "Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion."

The theme recognizes women throughout the country who understand that for a positive future, we need to eliminate bias and discrimination entirely from our lives and institutions.  Women from every background have long experienced an uneven playing field that will never bring equality or justice. 

Women's History Month is traditionally celebrated annually in March.  The date/time and location for the 2024 celebration will be announced soon. 

Women's History

2023 WHM Resolution Picture with BOS

Gloria M. Lopez, 2023 YCWHM Keynote Speaker, with Supervisor Gary Sandy and Yolo County Board of Supervisors 

Gloria M. Lopez published AN AMERICAN PAELLA: Becoming American While Staying Spanish: A Century of Memories in Winters, California and produced a documentary of the same name in 2007 after interviewing over 80 people in Winters.  The stories are based on memories, experiences and tales that have been passed down for almost four generations. A few of the stories are from individuals who actually were born in Spain and immigrated to the United States; many of the stories are from individuals whose parents were the immigrants; and the remaining are from those whose grandparents and great-grandparents left their homes in search of a better life for their families.  They found that better life in Winters.


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