New Editor Joins Women's Review of Books
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WCW and Old City Publishing named feminist writer and activist Jennifer Baumgardner as the new editor in chief of Women's Review of Booksthe long-running publication that provides a forum for serious, informed discussion of new writing by and about women. She will be its third editor, after Amy Hoffman and WRB founder Linda Gardiner.

A native of Fargo, ND, Baumgardner has lived in New York since 1993. She's been an editor at Ms. magazine, a writer for venues such as The NationGlamour, and The New York Times, and is the author of six books. 
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Using Research to Support Rural Women and Girls

As part of our internationally focused "Power of Data" series, we hosted a parallel event during the United Nations 62nd Commission on the Status of Women this March. Panelists from WCW were joined by researchers, advocates, and program staff based in Africa to share expertise and discuss ways that gender-focused research can improve the lives of women and girls in rural Africa. 

A world that is good for women is good for everyoneTM
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Lunchtime Seminars Continue April 12

Our Lunchtime Seminar Series will continue in April. Join us in person, follow along live on Facebook, or watch later on our websiteUpcoming programs include:

Apr 12 - The Thrive Mosaic: A Tool for Activism for Scholars Across All Areas of Higher Education

Apr 19 - Prosecution of Sexual Assault: How Far Have We Come in 40 Years?

Apr 26 - Exploring the Impact of Gratitude Practices on Teacher Wellbeing

May 4 - Unfinished Business: Old Challenges in New Law Reform on Child Marriage

May 10 (rescheduled from Mar 8) - Preventing Youth Depression in a Digital Age: An Internet-Based Approach

View the full program lineup.
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The Importance of Social and Emotional Learning

Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, M.A., director of WCW action program Open Circle, explains that social and emotional learning is so vital to a school's curriculum because emotion drives attention, and in turn, drives all learning. 

Watch the brief video.
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