FTC Celebrates Women's History Month 2023 - FTC Florida Technical College

FTC Celebrates Women’s History Month 2023

March is Women’s History Month, and there’s no better time to celebrate the many achievements of women all over the world! At FTC College, we’re proud to recognize and honor the contributions that women have made in our local community, on our campuses, and around the world.

This month, we’re highlighting some of the amazing women in our midst. We’re starting with our own students and employees, who are already making a difference and inspiring us with their hard work, dedication, and leadership. We’ll also feature some of the amazing women who have made a national and international impact.

By showcasing the women who have made a significant contribution to history, we hope to inspire our student body and promote the importance of gender equality. We invite you to join us in celebrating these amazing women, who have made history and have made it possible for future generations to succeed and thrive.


Meet Thalissa Woodcock- Financial Aid Representative, Pembroke Pines Campus


How long have you worked in education?

4 years.


How important is diversity in the workplace?

Extremely important since it increases creativity and productivity.


What three achievements/accomplishments in your life mean the most to you?

Earning my Bachelor’s degree, owning a business and being a mom.


What does Women’s History Month mean to you?

A reminder that when women support each other, incredible things happen.


What advice do you have for people looking to start their careers or become a leader?

Understand your own motivations, strengths and weaknesses. Once you do that, be humble, goal-oriented, communicate and stay focused.


Thank you for including me!



Meet Jasmine Moore- Medical Billing and Coding Student, Orlando Campus


Who was an influential woman figure that has positively impacted your life?

April Moore (mom), Faith Moore (daughter)- These two women encouraged me the most to do better in life and that anything is possible. But also there strong fighters no matter what, like my daughter she was born premature and even though she did unfortunately passed away last year she fought hard for 4 months from being 1 lbs and 10 ounces at birth to coming home at 8lbs made me realized that there is always hope.


Historical Figures That Made and Impact for Women


Sylvia Mendez

Sylvia Mendez is a civil rights activist who fought for desegregation in schools. In 1947, her parents attempted to enroll her in a “Whites-only” school in California, but were denied. The Mendez family, along with other Latino families, filed a lawsuit, which eventually led to the landmark case of Mendez v. Westminster School District. This case ended school segregation in California and paved the way for the famous Brown v. Board of Education case, which ended school segregation across the United States.


Patsy Mink

Patsy Mink was a Hawaiian-born politician who fought for gender equality and educational opportunities for minorities. She co-authored the Title IX Amendment of the Higher Education Act, which prohibits sex discrimination in education, including athletics. This amendment has had a significant impact on women’s sports and educational opportunities.


Fanny Jackson Coppin

Fanny Jackson Coppin was an African American educator and missionary who fought for the education of freed slaves. She founded the Institute for Colored Youth in Philadelphia, which later became Cheyney University. She believed that education was the key to freedom and worked tirelessly to provide a quality education for African Americans.


Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is a singer, songwriter, and philanthropist who has made significant contributions to education. In 1995, she founded the Imagination Library, a program that provides free books to children from birth to age five. This program has distributed over 150 million books in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and has helped to promote literacy and a love of reading.