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For Immediate Release: March 29, 2012

The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) continues its spring lunchtime seminar series April 12th with “Women Working with Women,” presented by Judy Jordan, Ph.D., Anne Litwin, Ph.D., and Joyce Fletcher, Ph.D.

Women's work relationships are a complex and often contradictory subject. Popular culture portrays women's workplace relationships as largely negative, with women often described as catty, mean, or intrinsically untrustworthy. In this presentation, Anne Litwin, Ph.D., Judith V. Jordan, Ph.D., and Joyce Fletcher, Ph.D., will discuss their research on women's work relationships, which provides a more accurate and positive understanding of the origins of some patterns of relationships stereotypically seen as negative.

Lunchtime seminars are held Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Centers' Cheever House location, 828 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA. The programs are free and open to the public. Bring your lunch, WCW will provide tea and coffee. To confirm program line-up, call 781 283 2500 or visit

The Wellesley Centers for Women 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.