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Celebrating Women’s History Month In and Around Oakland Park

Women’s History Month is a time to reflect on the incredible contributions that women have made to society throughout history. It is a month to celebrate the achievements of women and to recognize the many obstacles they have overcome to achieve their goals.

Women have played a vital role in shaping the world we live in today, from advocating for human rights to fighting for equality in the workplace. Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate these accomplishments and to honor the women who have paved the way for future generations.

When It All Began

The origins of Women’s History Month can be traced back to the early 1900s when women began to fight for the right to vote. In 1911, International Women’s Day was established, and it became a global celebration of women’s achievements. 

It was not until 1980, however, that President Jimmy Carter declared the first National Women’s History Week in the United States. In 1987, this week was expanded to a celebration that lasted the whole month, that way Women’s History Month was born.

Celebrating Women's History Month in Broward

If you want to celebrate Women’s History Month, make sure to check out the events happening in and around Oakland Park. From art exhibitions to talks, there are many ways to honor the women.

Women Trailblazers 2023 - Champions of Change

In honor of Women’s History Month, History Fort Lauderdale and Galleria Fort Lauderdale will showcase “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County.” The free photography exhibition will be on display through March 31.

Date: Opening Recption on Thursday, March 9, 2023 (Exhibit runs March 9 – 31)
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Galleria Fort Lauderdale
Admission: Tickets available here

Business Women of Oakland Park Photo Exhibition

Join us for an inspiring art exhibit featuring businesswomen of Oakland Park who have made significant contributions to the community. Come and be inspired by the stories of these amazing women, and celebrate the progress that has been made towards gender equality in the workplace. 

Date: Sunday, March 19, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Haitian American Chamber of Commerce
Admission: Free

Rock Women's Health

During the month of March, Hard Rock Cafe is partnering with Women Who Rock and Gibson Gives to spreading awareness and raising funds for Magee-Women’s Research Institute & Foundation.

Women Who Rock™ is a crusade to champion women in music and life-saving women’s health research at Magee-Womens Research Institute. Help us bring the power of the world’s largest institute focused on women’s health to your community by supporting their global mission. Proceeds from retail, select beverages, and concerts throughout the month will go directly to help the cause.

Date: All month long
Information: Visit

Make sure to check out the events happening throughout the month. There are many ways to get involved and learn more about the impact women have had on our world. Whether you’re looking to connect with other women or simply want to expand your knowledge, Women’s History Month events in Broward County are not to be missed.

If you have any suggestions, for celebrating amazing ladies in and around Oakland Park, leave your comments below.

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* is an independent publication, not affiliated with the City of Oakland Park.

Desiree Avila


Désirée Ávila has called Oakland Park her home for over 33 years. In addition to publishing, Désirée has been featured in print publications, locally and abroad. Désirée was an award winning teacher for 10 years and has a doctoral level education in Educational Technology. She is currently a licensed Florida Realtor® and is committed to a high-level of professionalism.

Désirée consistently professionally develops herself and has earned several different professional designations and certifications in real estate including the PSA, e-Pro, AHWD, SRS, ABR, and SFR. She was also awarded the C2EX, Commitment to Excellence award by the National Association for Realtors (NAR). This award is given to Realtors® that distinguish themselves for their commitment to excellence in the real estate industry.

She is esteemed by her real estate colleagues and has consistently received 5 star reviews from her clients. Her philosophy about real estate is that being a Realtor® is a way of teaching and helping people, and in the process a real estate transaction may occur, that is to say her foremost priority is and has always been about helping others.

She is dedicated to her hometown of Oakland Park and works consistently on building and fostering a strong community. She is passionate about photography and loves to read books about history ; the more detail the better! In addition to English, Désirée is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian.

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