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It’s a woman’s world at City College

Kathryn Jeffery is the current president of City College and was awarded the Education Award from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women presented in 2009

James Brown once sang the lyrics, “This is a man’s world,” but for the month of March, that’s not the tune that women are singing.

March is Women’s History Month, a celebration of the strong female influences throughout history and of course at City College.

According to the fall 2009 census for City College, women make up the majority of our campus with a 57.7 percent compared to the 41.5 percent of men. Back in the day, when women fought for equal rights to an education to gain leadership positions in the workforce, it would be hard to imagine decades later that more women are enrolled in college than men. During the early 1900s, Belle Cooledge, one of the major administrators of City College, was already a leader in so many ways.

Cooledge started as a mathematics professor at  Sacramento Junior College and was promoted to dean of the college in 1920. She served as the school’s dean and first administrator for three years and organized the necessities for the fledgling college. Retiring after 20 years as dean and vice president of Sacramento Junior College, Cooledge was elected the first female mayor in Sacramento in 1947.

Holly Piscopo is a City College history teacher and hopes to inspire her students like her past teachers inspired her.

Since then, Cooledge paved the way with her strong leadership skills for other strong City College women, such as the current City College president, Dr. Kathryn Jeffery.

A former guidance counselor and part-time music teacher for City College from 1981-1991, Jeffery felt that the joys of teaching is a source of female and individual empowerment.

“The true empowerment of teaching comes when knowledge I have shared with someone else empowers them and adds meaning to their life,” Jeffery says. “In other words, the empowerment of teaching for me would be when a subject I know well can be shared with someone else and as a result, that person’s quality of life is enhanced.”

Not only does teaching and sharing one’s knowledge make a strong woman, according to Jeffery, she also feels that relationships around them also help.

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Cindy Lee, a City College student, feels that a strong woman is someone who is driven and persistent. She finds women like Meg Whitman, the former CEO of eBay, inspiring.

“I think a strong woman is someone that knows what she wants in life,” Lee says. “I think the CEO of eBay is influential. She seems very powerful and capable of running a company.”

City College student Cindy Lee feels that one of the most inspiring women out there is the former CEO of eBay, Meg Whitman.

City College history professor Holly Piscopo feels that the strongest women are the ones that inspire people.

“To me, a strong woman is a person who acts upon her own truth and usually someone who is able to inspire others,” says Piscopo. “The strong women in my life have inspired me with their intelligence, leadership, boldness, humor and independence.”

Piscopo, who was a former journalism major, changed paths when her former history professor got her into history.

“I had this young female history professor and she was excited and passionate, so she shook things up a bit,” Piscopo says. “To me, she was inspiring.”

Strong women continue to influence those around them and they also are able to change the world one woman at a time.

Just like James Brown said: “This is a man’s world…but it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl.”

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