In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women is promoting a month of events throughout the city designed to support and promote women’s achievements, courage and creativity.

The commission kicked off the month with an opening reception Feb. 28, where commissioners received a proclamation from the City Council and provided a brief update on the Santa Monica Commission of Women’s Strategic Plan. In addition, a photography exhibit of Santa Monica women throughout history, which will run through March 31, was launched in the City Hall foyer before it moves to the Santa Monica History Museum.

Throughout the month, the commission will partner with a variety of city and local organizations to present a range of programming celebrating women’s achievements, including lectures, exhibitions, panel discussions and film screenings.

“Santa Monica is a first class city filled with exceptions and visionary women in our community who are leading the way,” said Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Laurel Rosen.

“The Santa Monica chamber is thrilled to partner with the Commission on the Status of Women to honor our local leaders.”

Information, (310) 458-8701.