Enews highlights some of the many ways scholars and staff at the Wellesley Centers for Women are shaping a better world through research and action. 
Highlights from #PersistToPower
Commissioner Burrows of USEEOC
This June, the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) teamed up with the Institute for Women's Policy Research and the Women's Research & Resource Center at Spelman College to host From Persistence to Power: Facts, Truth, & Equity for Women, a research forum for change makers, in Washington, D.C., at the Barbara Jordan Conference Center at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 

The day-long research forum featured keynote addresses by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire and Commissioner Charlotte Burrows of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Dynamic panels considered gender while focusing on: the intersectionality of race, religion, and immigration in civic engagement; child care and leave policies; income equality and labor markets; women's health, wellbeing, violence and safety; and the status of Black women in the United States. 

The leading researchers, advocates, practitioners, and policymakers that convened at this program in person, watched online, or followed on Twitter with #persisttopower, left with a better understanding of the complex issues underlying the current social and political climate, empowered with research and resources to strengthen their fight for equity and influence. For those who were unable to attend or want to relive the excitement of it all, visit our website to watch video recordings or to see pictures and highlights from the big day. 
A Quarter-Century of Partnership

Each year, WCW scholars mentor Wellesley College students interested in social science research, thanks to the generosity of funders like the Wellesley College Class of 1967, which has been sponsoring a WCW research internship for 25 years. 

This June, to celebrate our quarter-century partnership with the Class of 1967, we co-hosted a special program where WCW mentors and their former student research interns discussed what the internship program meant to them and what it has allowed them to do. Thank you so much to the Class of 1967 for making this program possible!

A world that is good for women is good for everyoneTM
Women's Review of Books

As First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt made it her mission to extend civil rights and improve wellbeing for all. Following the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, she continued working toward that mission as a U.S. delegate to the United Nations, championing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In recognition of the 70th anniversary of that declaration next year, the newest issue of Women's Review of Books focuses heavily on the life of the former First Lady. 

The issue features reviews of Eleanor Roosevelt: World War II and Beyond, 1939-1962 by Blanche Wiesen Cook, Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady by Susan Quinn and Loving Eleanor: The Intimate Friendship of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok by Susan Wittig Albert, The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship, Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice by Patricia Bell-Scott, and moreRead select articles free online or purchase the full issue, then continue the conversation at the Women=Books blog. 

**Subscribers to Women's Review of Books can now read the full issue online.**
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
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