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. 
Women, People of Color Face Bias on Path to Leadership in Non-Profit Theater
Women have never held more than 27 percent of leadership positions in American nonprofit resident theater, yet they are well represented in positions just below leadership. To understand why that is, the Wellesley Centers for Women partnered with the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in San Francisco, CA. 

In this study, WCW scholars Sumru Erkut, Ph.D. and Ineke Ceder discovered that while women are poorly represented in the top levels of theater leadership, people of color are hardly represented at all. This month, they released their final report from this study, which found that both women and people of color face bias from selection committees on their pathways to leadership. 

Watch our interview with Ineke Ceder for an overview of their findings or visit our website to read the executive summary, the full report, and the recommendations Erkut and Ceder have for both the professionals that aspire to theater leadership and the selection committee members that will choose the next generation of theater leaders.
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Lunchtime Seminars - Follow Along on Facebook Live

Beginning this week, friends of WCW both near and far can participate in our Lunchtime Seminar Series by watching presentations live on Facebook. Throughout our spring series, most presentations will be streamed live, starting with this week's presentation, Feminist Global Health as Peace Research
Visit our Facebook page at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 23 to join the discussion.
A world that is good for women is good for everyoneTM
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Women's Review of Books Tackles Gender, Race, and Generations

The new issue of Women's Review of Books looks to the work of Black Lives Matter and the intersectional politics of the new movement. For the feature article, WRB brought together several older and younger Black women activists to share their ideas and experiences, resulting in a remarkable discussion on gender, race, and generations. Read this article for free online. If you like what you see, subscribe to get full access to Women's Review of Books

And now, for the first time ever, Women's Review of Books subscribers can read the full issue online -- in addition to the print version they already receive. 
Join Our Development Team

We are looking for a highly motivated professional with excellent organizational skills to join our administrative staff as the assistant director of development. This is an excellent opportunity for a creative self-starter with a passion for advancing social justice, gender equality, and human wellbeing.

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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The Wellesley Centers for Women is a program of Wellesley College.
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