Leveraging Research and Action to Improve Teen Health and Wellbeing
Cover from the 2018 Research _ Action Annual Report.
The Wellesley Centers for Women Research & Action Annual Report 2017 is now available online. Read up on how our research and action programs are helping teens improve their education, communication, and wellbeing through: a school-based depression prevention initiative; and understanding how extended family can be educators and allies when talking with teens about sex. 

The Annual Report also features a commentary on advancing early child care and education policy in the U.S., a spotlight on new funding, and an overview of our international work.
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Meet, Think, Learn with WCW

Join us this spring for lively discussions and presentations led by scholars and friends of WCW on recent findings, works in progress, and timely cultural issues. This spring, talks will feature NCAA Women's Basketball, preventing youth depression, activism for scholars, sexual assault prosecution, teacher wellbeing, and child marriage. 

View the program lineup and save the dates.

Most Lunchtime Seminar Series presentations are held Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Cheever House. For those unable to attend, many programs are streamed live on Facebook and archived on our website
A world that is good for women is good for everyoneTM
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Making Gains for Women in the New Year

Last year was rocky, but we made some important gains for women through the Women's March and #MeToo Movement. In a brief video, Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., reflects on those gains and encourages all of us to keep the momentum going in 2018. 

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Women's Review of Books

The January/February issue of Women's Review of Books is now available. Subscribers can read the entire issue online. Non-subscribers can read select book reviews for free about: 

This is the final issue curated by longtime Editor in Chief Amy Hoffman, M.F.A, who will be sorely missed. Going forward, subscribers and fans of Women's Review of Books can continue to read the full issue and select free articles at womensreviewofbooks.org

Wellesley students Rebecca Leu and Katie Madsen.
How a WCW Mentor Adds to a Wellesley Education

Wellesley College students have the unique opportunity as undergrads to conduct social science research with a WCW mentor. In a brief video, student researchers Rebecca Leu '19 and Katie Madsen '19 share what they've gained from the invaluable relationship with their mentor, Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D.
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