"I have attended the luncheons for several years. My mother, though she did not have the opportunity to attend college, was an independent woman who was very interested in the history and culture of her family and her community. It is encouraging to see that spirit continue, not only in the women of my family, but also in our Yolo County community."
Jim Brewer
West Sacramento


“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

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.


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. 

This year's event will be held:

MARCH 2, 2024

Gibson House Property, 512 Gibson Rd, Woodland
10:30 am to 1:00 pm

Speakers will present at 11:00 am

The event is free and open to the public!


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Women's History Month

Keynote speakers for the 2024 WHM celebration are

TESSA SMITH, Yolo County Health and Human Services Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator
DR. DAWNTE EARLY, West Sacramento City Council member, and CEO of United Way California Capital Region

Tessa Smith has dedicated her life's work to making a positive impact and improving local citizens' human experience by closing the racial disparities gap.  Tessa has worked as Chair of the Yolo County Multi-Cultural Community Council (MCCC), a group that advises the District Attorney's office on community and race issues.  She has brought awareness with the goal of driving change to the issue of racial disparities in the health, criminal justice, and child welfare system. 

Dr. Dawnte Early is the President and CEO of United Way California Capital Region.  Before United Way, she was a leader at the Department of Public Health and the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. She was also the team leader who planned and implemented activities that embedded racial and gender equity approaches in CDCR's culture, policies, and practices now implemented across CDCR. 

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Board of Directors:

President: Dotty Pritchard
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Secretary: Iulia Bodeanu

Media Contact: Louisa R. Vessell
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