• Policy Recommendations

    Policy Recommendations for the Next U.S. President

    May 12, 2016

    What should the next U.S. President—and his/her Administration—understand in order to further advance the status of women and girls, families and communities? WCW scholars will offer insights, policy approaches, and recommendations on a range of issues.

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  • Spring Lunchtime Seminar Series

    Spring Lunchtime Seminar Series

    March 31 - May 19, 2016

    Our free, public lecture series will be held March 31 – May 19, 2016. This spring, presenters will cover a range of topics including health care, child welfare, racial narratives, and more.

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  • Recommended Reading for the Next US President

    Recommended Reading for the Next US President

    March/April 2016

    What books would you recommend to the next US President? The Women’s Review of Books offers some suggestions in their March/April issue.

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  • The Power of Data

    The Power of Data

    March 2016

    At the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, a panel of social science researchers and international advocates for women and girls presented “The Power of Data: How Women- and Gender-Focused Research Organizations Can Advance SDG 5” at a parallel event hosted by WCW.

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  • How Can We Make Our Website Even Better?

    How Can We Make Our Website Even Better?

    We've redesigned our website to be more engaging and easier to view on different devices; we will soon be reorganizing some of the content. Please take a few minutes and tell us how we can make your user experience even better.

The Wellesley Centers for Women is a premier women- and gender-focused, social-change oriented research-and-action institute at Wellesley College.
Our mission is to advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing through high quality research, theory, and action programs.



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The Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College is one of the largest gender-focused research-and-action organizations in the world. Scholars at the Centers conduct social science research and evaluation, develop theory and publications, and implement training programs on issues that put women’s lives and women’s concerns at the center.  Since 1974, our work has generated changes in attitudes, practices, and public policy.