• WCW Co-Hosts Inaugural Women of Color Conference at Wellesley College

    WCW Co-Hosts Inaugural Women of Color Conference at Wellesley College

    June 2018

    Presenters focused on self care, rejuvenation, creativity, and empowerment throughout the Women of Color Conference held in partnership by WCW and The Home for Little Wanderers in June at Wellesley College.

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  • Separating Parents from Children: A Policy of Abuse?

    Separating Parents from Children: A Policy of Abuse?

    June 2018

    "When you look through the lens of neuroscience there is no debate -- ripping children from parents is extraordinarily traumatizing," writes WCW's Amy Banks, M.D., in a blog looking at the Trump Administration's "zero tolerance" border policy.

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  • Family Equality Council Honors Dana Rudolph ’88 for LGBTQ Parenting Blog

    Family Equality Council Honors Dana Rudolph ’88 for LGBTQ Parenting Blog

    May 2018

    Last month, Family Equality Council honored WCW's Dana Rudolph ’88 for her writing and advocating for LGBTQ parents on her blog Mombian, in media outlets across the country, and through organizing the annual #LGBTQFamiliesDay.

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  • Read our Research & Action Report

    Read our Research & Action Report

    June 2018

    Keep up with all of the ways we are advancing social change through research and action in our newest Report. It features highlights from our panel at the United Nations, new research findings, publications, and recent presentations.

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  • Five Ways to Create Fun Summer Learning for Kids

    Five Ways to Create Fun Summer Learning for Kids

    June 2018

    Georgia Hall, Ph.D., director of the National Institute on Out-of-School Time, shares tips for using summer as a time to help close the achievement gap and empower youth to succeed in the classroom.

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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.



A World That Is Good for Women Is Good for Everyone TM


35th Anniversary


View highlights from our Anniversary events.

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!

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