Ongoing since: 2018
Lindsay-Dennis is serving as an external evaluator to the Wellesley College McNair Scholars Program, which employs evidence-based practices to increase the number and proportion of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented minority women who are prepared for rigorous graduate study in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Ongoing since 2015
The project builds upon and expands both the research-based knowledge about justice-involved women’s concerns and the practical lessons of networking and advocacy learned over the period of five years
This project reports on the demographic characteristics and personality traits of founders who are responsible for creating new U.S. firms and generating jobs.
This work revolves around helping to build and define the field of womanist studies.
Ongoing since 2011
This project will identify factors related to successful residential drug treatment of Latino men.
This project examines the role of firms in shaping high-skilled immigration to the United States.
This project looks at two national datasets to explore the relations among child, family, employment, and program characteristics and parental choice.
This research project analyzes the effects of family leave policies in the United States and Finland.
Ongoing since 2009
This project will create a Massachusetts Women's Justice Network and develop a model program for women at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system.
Ongoing since 2008
The Women’s Sports Leadership Project has the overarching goal of collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information on gender disparities in organized athletics for the purpose of articulating a new vision of female leadership that legitimizes and connects athletic experience to off-the-field skills.
Ongoing since 1983
Since 1983 the Women's Review of Books has provided a forum for serious, informed discussion of new writing by and about women. Women’s Review of Books provides a unique perspective on today’s literary landscape and feature essays and in-depth reviews of new books by and about women. Women's Review of Books is published by the Wellesley Centers for Women in collaboration with Old City Publishing in Philadelphia, PA.
The Wellesley Centers for Women partnered with American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) to study gender equity in leadership opportunities in the nonprofit American theater.
This study looks at what influence college activities have on recruiters considering people for corporate leadership positions.
To better understand how the at-risk population of Cambodian working mothers adjusts to life in the United States—and to perhaps find more ways to help ameliorate those risks — this project aimed to understand how this population traverses the challenges of working outside the home and maintaining their roles as family caretakers.
Completed in 2011
This roundtable to be held in Rabat, Morocco in spring 2011 brings together women advocates and law and policy makers who are working to advance the rights and status of women in the Muslim community.
In 2009-2012, Erika Kates, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist and Crystal An, M.A., Project Assistant, worked with a diverse group of policymakers, advocates and administrators on three action-oriented research projects. These projects were designed to draw attention to the special circumstances of women involved with criminal justice agencies, highlight women-centered resources, and suggest more cost-effective policies and practices.
Through this project, a network of women leaders in countries where either Islam is a state religion, or has a large community that is governed by religious laws including Islamic laws, has been convened to build a body of scholarship that can be a platform for advocacy and sharing of strategies on emerging issues that bolster women's political, public and business participation.
Completed in 2009
This collaborative project involves sharing best practices and training to promote social entrepreurship by women in Saudi Arabia.
The project brings together China’s leading scholars on gender and the law to build common cause on women’s rights in China.
Through this project, a review was developed to identify, annotate, and synthesize research studies and projects/interventions addressing primary and secondary school-related gender-based violence in developing countries.
This project led to a full-length documentary exploring the lives of five women artists who are also mothers.
This study examines the impact of work stress on working mothers’ health during the first three years after having a child.
This project in collaboration with UNICEF addresses, through research and analysis, the way in which women's and children's rights intersect with legislative reform.
Researchers will interview women board members and men who have served on boards with women among Fortune 1000 companies to determine how a critical mass of women serving on a board affects corporate governance.
This program brings together a working group of lawyers and jurists from Asia to focus on law reform in the region.
This project is based on the model of past work dealing with the intersections of women's and children's, and disability rights in Bangladesh and Nepal. It was a multiphased project actualized in Bangladesh (January 2009), Nepal (January 2009), Cambodia (May 2009), and India (May 2009).
This grant allows for ongoing technical assistance to Ford Foundation grantees working on the advancement of a women’s rights agenda in China.
Researchers examined the ways in which same-sex couples in Massachusetts perceived marriage.
This project proposes to advance scientific knowledge regarding the relationship between health and work, and both the positive and negative conditions within a workplace. This study asks how important employment really is toward productivity and health in an older workers' life.
Researchers of this project found that adults who have an awareness of their own relational needs and capacities have the potential to be more effective caregivers and role models in childcare setting, resulting in better outcomes for both the adults and children.
2003 - 2008
This project involves coordinating a coalition to identify best practices for serving women in Massachusetts' prisons.
2001 - 2002
This project was an evaluation of a program that looked at the ways in which low income women benefit or suffer from various approaches to community and leadership development.
2000 - 2004
This inactive project examined women's rights and continued indirectly through the Gender and Justice Project and the Battered Mother's Testimony Project.
Completed in 2000
This project examined the experiences of women leaders in varying fields, in order to teach other women how to advance in similar ways and overcome barriers.
Completed in 2006
This program examined the ways urban high school students benefit from and utilize school-to-work programs, with an exploration of class differences on work relationships and overall experience.
Completed in 2009
This collaboration between the Asian University for Women (AUW) and the Wellesley Centers for Women resulted in the design of a year-long gender studies course, Women Shaping Society.
Researchers gathered economists, policy-makers, and funders to develop several recommendations for building a skilled and stable workforce for After School Programs.
This project examined the gendered nature of Korean transnational corporations, highlighting the ways in which features of the workplace shape individual and communal identity.
The overarching goal of this project is to facilitate full citizenship rights for women and children with disabilities in Bangladesh and Nepal
Firms across the globe that engage in international production and manufacturing employ many women. This research outlined various risks and perceived benefits associated for female employees.
This project is designed to explore and develop approaches to enhancing business practice and productivity through relational and emotional intelligence, and encourages mutual empowerment, the shifting of organizational norms, and continuous learning and teaching.
This action project involved mobilization of scholars and policymakers to address economic status and women's educational and professional development.