The Power of Data: How Gender Focused Research Institutes in Africa Can Support Rural Women and Girls

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As part of its internationally focused “Power of Data” series, the Wellesley Centers for Women hosted a panel, “The Power of Data: How Gender Focused Research Institutes in Africa Can Support Rural Women and Girls,” during the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York, NY. 

From Persistence to Power: Facts, Truth & Equity for Women

A research forum for change makers


On June 7, 2017, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Women’s Research & Resource Center at Spelman College, and the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College joined together to host a research forum for change makers in Washington, D.C., at the Barbara Jordan Conference Center at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Leading researchers, advocates, practitioners, and policymakers convened at this day-long program and left with a better understanding of the complex issues underlying the current social and political climate, empowered with research and resources to strengthen their fight for equity and influence.

Panels considered gender while focusing on: the intersectionality of race, religion, and immigration; child care and leave polices; income equality and labor markets; and health, wellbeing, violence, and safety.


The Power of Data: How Women- and Gender-Focused Research Organizations Can Advance SDG 5

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Date: March 16, 2016 • 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Presenters: Layli Maparyn, Ph.D., Linda M. Williams, Ph.D., PeiYao Chen, Ph.D., Clementina Furtado, Ph.D., Shiv Datt Sharma, Ph.D.
Location: Church Center United Nations, 777 United Nations Plaza #8g, New York, NY 10017

Conversation with Peggy and Friends & Celebratory Dinner

October 10, 2015
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA


Over 250 SEED leaders, scholars, activists, and others gathered in Wellesley, Massachusetts, October 10-11, 2015, in celebration of SEED Founder Peggy McIntosh's lifetime of work on social change. Special guests Victor Lewis and Hugh Vasquez, from the documentary The Color of Fear, were among those who gave remarks attesting to Peggy's influence on themselves personally as well as to scholarly thinking and constructive action on systems of privilege, equitable education, and much more. We appreciate every one of you who joined us physically or in spirit.




The Power of Data: How Research Advances Social Change for Women and Girls

A parallel event of the fifty-eighth session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women organized by the Wellesley Centers for Women.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 -- Listen to presentations below!

Rigorous research, sophisticated statistics, and disaggregated data are essential to advancing women’s and girls’ equality and empowerment. For research to be effective in moving the needle on social change, both micro and macro processes need to be investigated, documented, and tested. This "meta issue" needs to be raised up more vigorously as the post-2015 development framework solidifies. A panel of social science researchers and international advocates for women and girls presented "The Power of Data: How Research Advances Social Change for Women and Girls” during this parallel event. The speakers facilitated vigorous conversation about how women-and-gender research institutes around the world can and should serve as key partners in advancing development and other social change initiatives worldwide. They also shared examples and framed some ways NGOs can access and collect data, independently and more effectively in collaboration.


3rd Annual "Women and ..." Luncheon
Women and Sports: Get in the Game


October 27, 2010
The New York Athletic Club
New York, New York


How does sports participation prepare young women athletes to become leaders in business and society? What causes or thwarts a thriving sports career for professional women athletes? Why do professional women in sports succeed or fail?  Why does any of this matter?





Early Child Care and Education:
Linking Research, Practice, and Policy

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Seattle University

Early care and education of young children is one of the most constant needs facing American families and communities. Our panel of leading professionals in the field will share their diverse perspectives on pressing questions related to the access, quality, and public policy of education and care for our young children.



Post-Election: What's Next for Women and the Media


November 20, 2008
University Club, 1 West 54th Street, New York, NY

Post-Election From coffee shops and dinner tables to Saturday Night Live, the media’s treatment of women has been scrutinized and dissected throughout the election cycle. From Senator Hillary Clinton’s run for the Democratic nomination to John McCain’s selection of Governor Sarah Palin as his VP candidate, women have been in the news. 
Our media panel - some of America's most listened-to journalists - will consider the ways women have been portrayed.  What has changed for women as a result of the coverage of women's political participation, and what has stayed the same?  Can media be a positive tool for women in politics?  How can we inspire measured coverage of women in politics in general? watch video

Work-Life Balance: Personal Stories from Women Leaders

January 31, 2008
BNY Mellon Wealth Management

One Boston Place
201 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108


Nancy Hawthorne, M.B.A., Chief Executive Officer (Interim), Avid Technology
Lydia A. Shrier, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant in Medicine, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Laura Hodges Taylor, J.D., Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

Moderator: Maureen Walker, Ph.D.

Afterschool Programs: Building on Success

October 23, 2007
Broad Institute Auditorium in Cambridge, MA

Jarrett T. Barrios, President, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation;
Chris Gabrieli, Co-Founder and Chairperson, Massachusetts 2020;
Georgia Hall, Research Scientist, National Institute on Out-of-School-Time, Wellesley Centers for Women;
Susan Richards, Out-of-School-Time Coordinator, The Agenda for Children, City of Cambridge

Moderator: Susan McGee Bailey, Executive Director, Wellesley Centers for Women

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