The Wellesley Centers for Women is unique among research institutions with its distinctive approach to probing, scholarly research on questions growing out of women’s lives. WCW places women’s perspectives at the center of its work and makes research relevant by linking theory to decision-makers, policy initiatives, and direct action.

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“WCW studies and promotes women’s leadership across many fields, including human rights, and in both the private and public sectors. The Centers itself is a leader in this critical and emerging field, serving as a role model for institutions around the globe.”

Nancy Hawthorne
Interim Chief Executive Officer and Former Chair, Avid Technology