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. 
Marching for Women and Girls, Families and Communities
Marchers at Boston Women_s March
From Boston to D.C. to Raleigh, research scientists, staff, and friends of WCW around the country put on their boots Saturday and joined a #WomensMarch to stand up for women and girls, families and communities. 

WCW was proud to be a community partner in the Boston Women's March. The overwhelming number of people who turned out to march not only in Boston, but all over the world, shows that while we have a long way to go, there are millions of us working to get there. So let's keep going. The march may be over, but we aren't going anywhere. At the Wellesley Centers for Women, we will keep reaching for a world that values gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing, because if there's one thing we know, it's this -- a world that is good for women is good for everyone.
A world that is good for women is good for everyoneTM
Meet_ think_ learn at WCW lunchtime seminars
Meet, Think, Learn from WCW Scholars at Lunchtime Seminars

Join us this spring at our Lunchtime Seminar Series, which runs from March 23 to May 11 and promises to be a stimulating and thought-provoking lineup. 

During each weekly lecture, WCW research scientists, project staff, and collaborators will share new findings, highlight works in progress, or lead discussions on issues impacting the lives of women and girls, families and communities. 

The seminars are free and open to the public. They typically take place on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. at Cheever House, 828 Washington St, Wellesley College.
Save the date for these upcoming programs in our Lunchtime Seminar Series. Visit our website for more information. 
Kavi Thennakoon and Antonia DeMeo
For the Trailblazing Women Who Mentor Me

January is National Mentoring Month, a time to recognize the value of mentoring in all its forms. Kavindya Thennakoon (class of '19), a WCW communications assistant, took to our #womenchangeworlds blog to reflect on the profound impact that mentors have had on her path from Sri Lanka to Wellesley and beyond. 

WCW Looks to 2017

As we face the uncertainties of a "post-truth" world, you can count on the scholars and staff at WCW to sift fact from opinion. Looking forward, WCW Executive Director Layli Maparyan shared a message of hope for the new year. She wrote, "2017 is like an unwritten chapter that we will write together. Let's write it boldly, with an eye towards our long-term goals, remembering that, as we like to say here at WCW, a world that is good for women is good for everyone."

Read Layli's full letter
Women_s Review of Books Cover Clip
Women's Review of Books

Time to add to your reading list -- the new Women's Review of Books is here. Get selected articles free online or purchase the full issue, then continue the conversation on the Women=Books blog. The latest issue features:
  • Girls Will Be Boys: Cross-Dressed Women, Lesbians, and American Cinema by Laura Horak, reviewed by Erin Trahan
  • The Feminism of Uncertainty: A Gender Diary by Ann Snitow, reviewed by Paula Rabinowitz
  • A House Full of Daughters: A Memoir of Seven Generations by Juliet Nicolson, reviewed by Roberta Rubenstein
  • Audre Lorde's Transnational Legacies editeLayli Maparyan_ PhD - WCW Executive Directord by Stella Bolaki and Sabine Broeck and The Wind Is Spirit: The Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde by Gloria I. Joseph, reviewed by Jan Clausen
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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