#MeToo is a step forward, but it's time for bystanders and perpetrators to stand up
Linda M. Williams, Ph.D., took to the Women Change Worlds blog to respond to the recent allegations of sexual assault and harassment against Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement. She wrote...

I applaud the strength and solidarity of the women (and men, too) who are asserting with the hashtag #MeToo, that they are among the estimated one in six women who have been sexually assaulted and one in four working women who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. Hundreds of thousands of women are assaulted each year in the U.S. Enough IS enough. What I now want to know is how many men will stand up against it. 
This Week: Peggy McIntosh on Feeling Like a Fraud

Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., first began writing about imposter syndrome in the 1980s and is still adding to her scholarship on the matter. Join us this Thursday, October 26, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., when McIntosh will discuss the final paper in her "Feeling Like a Fraud" series during the presentation, "Our Plural Selves: No Cause for Feelings of Fraudulence," in the Clapp Library Lecture Room at Wellesley College. Visit our website for more info on parking and location.

For those unable to attend, this program will be streamed live on Facebook and archived on our website
A world that is good for women is good for everyoneTM
Facebook's Diversity Problem

Earlier in October, Sheryl Sandberg, made a public commitment to appoint an African American to Facebook's currently all-white board of directors. WCW's Sumru Erkut, Ph.D., draws on her previous research into women on corporate boards to explain why that won't solve Facebook's diversity problem.

November: Upcoming Events

Join us for one or all of these upcoming events at Wellesley College:

Nov 2: The Journey of a Women's Health Activist: A Personal Story with Byllye Y. Avery, Founder of the Black Women's Health Imperative

Nov 9: Reading from a Novel: The Off Season by Amy Hoffman, M.F.A.

Nov 30: Life in the Trump Era: A Look at Gender, Culture, and Civic Engagement with Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., Lisette DeSouza, Ph.D., Rebecca Leu, and Katie Madsen
What Happens to the Gender Pay Gap Among the College Educated?

Two studies co-authored by WCW's Sari Kerr, Ph.D., found that college grads start their career with a small gender pay gap, but end up with a substantial gap by age 45. Why is this happening?

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