• Unraveling Power Structures in Sports

    Unraveling Power Structures in Sports

    February 2018

    Recognizing National Girls and Women in Sports Day, journalist Laura Pappano reflects on the #MeToo movement and how sports can and should diversify.

    Keep reading on our blog>>
  • Lunchtime Seminar Lineup

    Meet, Think, Learn With Us This Spring

    Spring 2018

    Our spring Lunchtime Seminar Series will feature lively discussions on NCAA Women's Basketball, preventing youth depression, activism for scholars, sexual assault prosecution, teacher wellbeing, and child marriage.

    View the lineup and save the dates>>
  • Shaping Future Leaders Through Research and Action

    Shaping Future Leaders Through Research and Action

    Spring 2018

    WCW is now accepting applications from Wellesley College students for five paid research internships/fellowships during summer 2018 the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Learn how to apply>>
  • WCW Research Featured in Washington Post

    WCW Cited in Article on Immigration Policy

    Feburary 2018

    In a Washington Post opinion piece, economics columnist Robert Samuelson looks to the research of WCW's Sari Kerr to support his vision of a 21st century immigration policy.

    Keep reading>>
  • Five Ways to Support SEL with Children's Books

    Five Ways to Support SEL with Children's Books

    January 2018

    Peg Sawyer of Open Circle shares a few ways educators and caregivers can use books to teach empathy and other social/emotional skills.

    Keep reading on our blog>>
  • Women's Review of Books

    Longtime Editor Says Farewell in New Women's Review of Books

    January/February 2018

    This issue looks at books about credibility in the age of Trump, gendered labor laws, and more. It will be the last issue curated by Amy Hoffman, M.F.A., who will be sorely missed.

    Read select articles for free>>
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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35th Anniversary


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Thank you for helping us exceed our goal of $3.5 million!

35th Anniversary Report
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TOTAL RAISED: $4,724,784

<< Read about how we are spending these funds!

Your gift the WCW 35th Anniversary Fund provides seed money to fund new, cutting-edge research and programming initiatives in three priority areas of research and action:

Educational Equity

WCW has pioneered work on deeply rooted gender and racial bias in schools and colleges, studied the impact of sex roles and the media on our children, exposed the educational consequences of sexual harassment in schools, and maintained a steady focus on the under-representation of girls and women in scientific fields. There is still much to do.

ADVANCING Women’s Economic Status

The fact that the gender wage gap remains a significant issue in the United States is just one issue women confront on a daily basis. It is essential that we work together to improve public policies and programs that promote women’s education, employment, health, and safety to close this gaps and all other lingering inequalities. WCWs decades of research on quality child care, the status of traditional “women’s work,” and on the critical difference made by women’s leadership, provides on the basis for progress in achieving economic justice for all.

PROMOTING Human Rights & Women's Leadership Around the World

As an NGO (non-governmental organization) WCW has developed strong ties with U.N. agencies, the U.S. Department of State, legal advocates, and NGOs around the world. We have built networks across Asia and the Middle East that are grounded in the fundamental principles of human rights. Our work helps empower women to use laws, policymaking, research, and advocacy to advance the rights and welfare of women, children, and persons with disabilities.

Thank you for making a difference!