Our enews update highlights the many ways scholars and staff at the Wellesley Centers for Women are shaping a better world through research and action. 
From Persistence to Power: 
Facts, Truth, & Equity for Women
Conveners of DC forum
Conveners of the forum (L to R): Bevery Guy-Sheftall, Ph.D., Spelman College; Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D., IWPR; Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., WCW
A Research Forum for Change Makers
Save the Date: June 7, 2017 | 8:30am-5:30pm
Washington, DC
Join the Wellesley Centers for Women, the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), and the Women's Research & Resource Center at Spelman College for a day-long event in Washington, DC, where leading researchers, advocates, practitioners, and policymakers will convene for a meaningful discussion on the complex issues underlying our current social and political climate. Panels will consider gender while focusing on: the intersectionality of race, religion, and immigration; child care and leave policies; income equality and labor markets; and health, wellbeing, violence, and safety. More details will be made available in May.
Female football player
Female Kicker Makes History

When Arizona high school senior Becca Longo signed on to be a kicker for Division II Adams State University Football, it was notable for a key reason: She was getting paid, writes WCW's Laura Pappano on our #womenchangeworlds blog. Pappano explains the importance of Longo's choice and how the women who came before her made it possible.

Mother-daughter journey in research and action
A Mother-Daughter Journey in Research and Action

On Thursday, May 11 at 5:00pm in the Wellesley College Club, WCW scholar Tracy Gladstone, Ph.D. and her daughter Sarah Gladstone, a Wellesley College student in the class of 2020, will hold a special presentation in honor of Mother's Day to discuss how a bat mitzvah project transformed into a five-year journey helping women with obstetric fistula in Ethiopia. 
women change worlds.
This Mother's Day, say thank you to the woman who changed yours. Give to WCW in her honor.
NASM Fellows
Join a Learning Community for Afterschool Professionals

The National Institute on Out-of-School Time, a program of WCW, is accepting applications for its National Afterschool Matters Fellowship -- a two-year professional development program for emerging leaders in the out-of-school time field. Applications are due May 31.
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Watch Recent Lunchtime Seminars

Each semester researchers, scholars, and friends of WCW share the work they do to impact the lives of women and girls, families and communities during our Lunchtime Seminars at Wellesley College. This season, to engage viewers from far away, we streamed some seminars live on Facebook. If you missed any of the presentations, you can watch the recordings on Facebook or on our website to learn about the new ways we are shaping a better world through research and action. 

SEED members in deep discussion
Become a SEED Leader

The National SEED Project, a program of WCW, has extended the deadline for applications to its summer SEED New Leaders Weeks until May 8. Learn how to engage colleagues around issues of diversity and inclusion in ways that draw from their own experiences and honor all voices.

Layli Maparyan_ PhD - WCW Executive Director
Thank you for your interest in helping to shape a better world for women and girls, families and communities. To learn more about the Wellesley Centers for Women and how our research informs social change, visit our website

Katherine Stone Kaufmann '67 Executive Director
Wellesley Centers for Women
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