January 17, 2022
Reflecting on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and sharing insights from a recent trip to Liberia, Executive Director Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., urges us to embrace humanity’s interdependence and usher in a new future in which we all thrive.
September 23, 2021
Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., and Sheron Fraser-Burgess, Ph.D., converse about the evolution of womanism and the importance of the African/African-descended worldview in higher education and global problem solving today.
April 20, 2021
Panelists discussed how employers and lawmakers can support women in the workforce during the pandemic and beyond.
March 30, 2021
Panelists discussed how the Biden-Harris administration can support the child care industry.
March 9, 2021
Panelists discussed what the Biden-Harris administration has done so far and what still needs to be done to support educators and students.
October 28, 2020
Panelists discussed how they advance racial justice in their work at WCW and shared ways that participants can take steps in their own lives to dismantle systemic racism.
October 22, 2020
Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., moderated a discussion panel on women's suffrage.
October 19, 2020
Experts from WCW discussed the unique ways COVID-19 is impacting women's work-life balance, economic opportunities, and mental wellbeing during this virtual panel.
September 27, 2018
During her time as president of Wellesley College, Barbara Newell, Ph.D., an economist and ardent advocate for women's education and economic equity, founded what would later become the Wellesley Centers for Women. She shares the story of its founding during the September 2018 Lunchtime Seminar.
June 7, 2017
Watch highlights and full panel discussions recorded at our June 2017 research forum, From Persistence to Power: Facts, Truth, & Equity for Women.
Wellesley College President H. Kim Bottomly announced the appointment of Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., as the new Katherine Stone Kaufmann ’67 Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW), effective July 1, 2012. Layli Maparyan shared some of her thoughts during a brief interview.