• On #GivingTuesday, Show that You Believe #ResearchMatters
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    On #GivingTuesday, Show that You Believe #ResearchMatters

    November 28, 2017

    Scholars at WCW are spreading the message that gender-focused #researchmatters, beacuse research drives social change. Take action for social change this #GivingTuesday, November 28. Invest in WCW and tell us why #researchmatters to you.

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  • Lunchtime Seminar Series-LindaC
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    New Findings: Gender, Culture, and Civic Engagement in the Trump Era

    November 30, 2017

    In the final Lunchtime Seminar of 2017, research scientists and Wellesley College students will share what the 2016 U.S. presidential election revealed to them about gender, culture, and civic engagement. Attend in person or watch live on Facebook.

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  • Women's Review of Books
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    Women's Review of Books: The Genuis Octavia Butler

    November/December 2017

    The new issue of Women's Review highlights the genius of Octavia Butler and looks at other books by and about women on the relationships between First Ladies and slaves in their households, the history of the U.S. gay and lesbian left, and the women2drive campaign that challenged Saudi Arabia's prohibition on women driving.

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  • The Journey of a Women’s Health Activist: A Personal Story
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    The Journey of a Women’s Health Activist: A Personal Story

    October/November 2017

    Listen to Byllye Y. Avery, Founder of the Black Women's Health Imperative, share the personal story of how she came to be a health activist.

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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 implement training programs on issues important to women, children, and families.


Our work addresses three major areas:

  • The social and economic 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.

Learn about the various topics we examine and our many projects.

Read more about us and our accomplishments from our first 35 years.