Past Press Releases

November 12, 2009

WELLESLEY, MA—Ruth Harriet Jacobs, Senior Scholar at the Wellesley Centers for Women, will give examples of older women in mentoring roles and discuss the impact these relationships can have on both older and younger women. She also will offer members of the audience a chance to share stories about mentoring and will talk about opportunities in the area where older women can be “sages to seekers,” sharing their skills and wisdom as mentors.

Lunchtime Seminar Series programs are free and open to the public. Held Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 in the Cheever House Library, the seminars highlight the work of Wellesley Centers for Women researchers and program staff. For more information, call 781.283.2500 or visit  

For 35 years, scholars from the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) at Wellesley College have helped drive positive social change through their social science research projects and training programs. Work at WCW addresses three major areas: the status of women and girls and the advancement of their human rights both in the United States and around the globe; the education, care, and development of children and youth; and the emotional wellbeing of families and individuals. Issues of diversity and equity are central across all the work as are the experiences and perspectives of women from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.