Shaping Future Leaders Through Research and Action
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Educating the next generation of social scientists is a central piece of the WCW mission to advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing through high-quality research, theory, and action programs. That is why, each year, WCW employs about 35 Wellesley College students, many in part-time research and technical positions, and offers five annual internships/fellowships through The Class of 1967 Internship Program.

Read what past interns have to say about their experience and learn about opportunities for Wellesley students in the coming year.
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Lunchtime Seminars to Begin March 1

Our biannual Lunchtime Seminar Series will start off on Thursday, March 1 at Wellesley College. Join us in person at these free, public programs, follow along live on Facebook, or watch archived footage on our websiteUpcoming programs include:

March 1: It's March - But is it Madness? An Exploration of NCAA Women's Basketball

March 8: Preventing Youth Depression in a Digital Age: An Internet-Based Approach

View the full program lineup.
A world that is good for women is good for everyoneTM
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WCW in the News

In a Washington Post op-ed, economics columnist Robert J. Samuelson cited research coauthored by WCW's Sari Pekkala Kerr, Ph.D., that found about one quarter of new company founders are immigrants. 

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Unraveling Power Structures in Sports and Other Recent Blogs

Recognizing National Girls and Women in Sports Day, journalist Laura Pappano reflects on the #MeToo movement and how sports can and should diversify. Other recent posts on the Women Change Worlds blog explore the #MeToo movement in other contexts, supporting social and emotional learning with children's books, and the commodification of feminism.

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Join Our Team

WCW is looking for an enthusiastic fundraising professional to join our team at Wellesley College as assistant director of development.

Our colleagues at Open Circle seek a program manager/trainer that is passionate about bringing social and emotional learning to elementary schools. 

Interested candidates for either position can apply directly through the Wellesley College website.
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
Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College, 106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481