- Crucial Skills Newsletter: Who’s the Smartest Team in the Room?
A 2006 study by Sumru Erkut, Ph.D., showing the value of having three or more women on a corporate board is cited in this article about how to pick the smartest team in an organization.
- Corporate Secretary: Interview with Carol Ward: Lifetime achievement award winner
Carol Ward, Corporate Governance lifetime achievement award recipient discusses boardroom diversity, citing Senior Scholar Sumru Erkut’s 2006 study for which she was interviewed.
- WBUR: You Could Choose What Play To See Based On Its Gender Parity
A study by WCW found that women have not held more than 25 percent of leadership positions at U.S. nonprofit resident theaters. An initiative from StageSource is working to change that.
- Forbes: Diverse Boards Propel Successful Companies
A WCW study found that a critical mass of three or more women on a corporate board is necessary to make real change.
- OnMilwaukee: The quest for gender equality in theater takes the spotlight with Statera
Women have never held more than 27 percent of leadership positions in nonprofit U.S. theaters, according to a WCW study.
- Variety: California’s Effort to Boost Women on Corporate Boards Has Studies Behind It
California bill is influenced by WCW research findings that it takes three female members on a corporate board to make a real impact on decision-making and governance.
- Voice of OC: Is It Time for Local Arts Leadership to Reflect a Changing World?
This article references a 2015 study by WCW on the lack of gender and racial diversity in theater leadership.
- European Business Review: Data to the rescue: Investing in (female) employees
Ineke Ceder and Dr. Sumru Erkut discuss gathering the right data on workplace climate to become more diverse and inclusive.
- CNN Business: The Power of More Than One Woman on a Board
Research from WCW shows that it takes three women on a corporate board to influence decision-making.
- NBC News: Women in the News
A study by WCW's Sumru Erkut found that corporate boards need three women in order to fully reap the benefits of gender diversity on a corporate board.
- Can Extended Family Keep Teens from Making Risky Sexual Decisions?
April 23, 2018
Most research about family sexuality communication has focused on teens and their parents, but Dr. Jennifer Grossman is including conversations with extended family members to understand how they can help teens make smarter decisions about dating, sex, and relationships.
- Howlround: Shifting the Leadership Paradigm: the Berkshire Leadership Summit and Beyond
The inaugural two-day Berkshire Leadership Summit was established as a direct response to the WCW report, Women’s Leadership in Resident Theaters.
- Star Tribune: Minneapolis' Jungle Theater wins up to $750,000 from estate of Cosmopolitan editor
A study performed by the WCW on the lack of female representation in theatre is referenced in this article in the Star Tribune.
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Alliance Theatre, director Susan V. Booth, win $250k grant
A WCW study that measured the lack of female representation in theatre was referenced in this study.
- Harvard Business Review: Unpredictable Schedules Disproportionately Hurt Women's Careers
A study performed by WCW is referenced in this article that discusses a lack of female representation in theatre leadership.
- Washington Post: A bidder for the Weinstein Co. suggests a rare boardroom set-up: A majority-female board
Research done by Sumru Erkut of WCW is referenced in this article that discusses boardroom diversity.
- Chicago Tribune: What do Chicago theater actors make? A new study looks at inequality in pay, race and gender
A study performed by WCW on the lack of female representation in theatre leadership is mentioned in this article.
- Broadway World: Northern Stage to Charter New $1.25 Million Program
A WCW study on the lack of female representation in theatre leadership positions in mentioned in this article in Broadway World.
- American Theatre: American Theatre’s Leadership Vacuum: Who Will Fill It?
A study performed by WCW on the underrepresentation of women in theatre leadership positions in mentioned in this article in American Theatre.
- American Theatre: Succession and Diversity Must Go Hand in Hand
A WCW study on female representation in the theatre is mentioned in this article.
- Edmonton Journal: Women vastly under-represented on Canadian theatre scene — panel
A study performed by WCW is mentioned in this article on female representation in the theatre industry.
- Women and Hollywood: Study: West End Musicals Are Overwhelmingly Written by Men
A study performed by the WCW is referenced in this article that discusses female representation in theatre.
- Women and Hollywood: Study: Nonprofit Theaters Have a Woman Problem Too
A study performed by WCW is referenced in this article about female representation in theatre.
- Broadway World Charlotte: FRP Launches New Fundraising Campaign: Be a #SHERO for the Arts!
Research done by WCW is mentioned in this article that discusses female representation in theatre.
- Broadway World: WAM Theatre Announces 2017 Season
WCW is mentioned in regards to a summit in this article about the 2017 season in Broadway World.
- Washington Post: Still in Transition: D.C. Theaters, Seeking Leaders of Color
WCW research in mentioned in this article that discusses gender inequality in theatre.
- Women in Theater Leadership: Trust, familiarity, and recognition of credentials
The vast majority of our society’s leaders are men— every president of the United States and very likely, many of our past bosses. This is also still the case in regional theater even though many in the field can easily think of a few female leaders at those larger regional theaters, like Diane Paulus, Lynn Meadow, and Molly Smith. There are as many women as men who graduate with advanced degrees in theater arts or theater management, and there are plenty of women employed in all ranks but the highest. Moreover, the majority of theater tickets are bought by women. But, for decades, women have held only about 25 percent of leadership positions in nonprofit regional theaters.
- American Theatre: Measuring Up: TCG’s Fall Forum Demystified Big Data
WCW research is mentioned in this article that discusses gender inequality in theatre positions.
- Paybill: New Study Investigates Why Few Women Hold Leadership Positions in Theaters
A study performed by WCW and the American Conservatory Theater is mentioned in this article in Playbill.
- Broadway World: WCW and A.C.T. Unveil Findings from Women’s Leadership in Regional Theater Survey
This article focuses on a study performed by WCW and the American Conservatory Theater.
- HowlRound: Feminist Theatre: What Does it Do and How Does it Do it?
Sumru Erkut and Ineke Ceder of WCW are mentioned in this article about gender equality in theatre.
- Broadway World: WAM Theatre Thrilled by Recent Grants and Nominations
WCW and its partnership with American Conservatory Theater is mentioned in this article listing recent grants and nominations.
- Women and Hollywood: Bias and Stereotypes Hold Women Back from Theater Leadership Positions
WCW research is referenced in this article about female leadership positions in theater.
- Broadway World: American Conservatory Theater to Host Women's Leadership Conference August 22, 2016
This article discusses a partnership between the American Conservatory Theater and WCW.
- The Boston Globe: Women run Berkshires’ four big theaters. Here’s why that’s remarkable.
Research done by WCW on women and theater is mentioned in this Boston Globe article about the Berkshires.
- Boston.com: How some women are closing the gender gap in Boston’s theater industry
Research done at WCW is mentioned in this article about gender gaps in Boston theater.
- 90.9 WBUR: There’s A Big Gender Gap In Key Theater Jobs — Can Boston Change The Story?
A WCW study about gender parity in theater is mentioned in this article about theater and Boston.
- Lesbian Lives Conference in Dublin
Research & Action Report Spring/Summer 2005
In February 2005, Sumru Erkut, Ph.D. presented "Same-Sex Marriage: The 'Legitimization' of Lesbian Lives?" at the Lesbian Lives XII conference sponsored by and held at the Women's Education, Research and Resource Centre, University College Dublin, Ireland.
- Sex Education and Parental Involvement Proves to Delay Sexual Activity Among Teens
Latin Post, October 26, 2014
by Nicole Akoukou Thompson
- Changing Sexual Behavior among Middle School Students
Wellesley Weston Blog, October 24, 2014
by Beth Furman
- New Sex Education Program Reduces Middle School Sex
WNAM/ABC News Radio, October 23, 2014
- Surprise! Real Sex Ed Really Works. No, Really.
Wonkette, October 22, 2014
by Kaili Joy Gray
- Think Progress: Proof That Comprehensive Sex Ed Classes Actually Help Kids Put Off Having Sex
Sumru Erkut, Ph.D., and Jennifer M. Grossman, Ph.D., are cited in this article on the impact of sex-ed in health classes on middle school sexual behavior.
- Boston Area Middle Schools ‘Get Real’ About Sex
Boston.com, October 20, 2014
by Shannon McMahon
- WCW Research Shows Effectiveness of PPLM Middle School Sex Ed Program
For Immediate Release: October 20, 2014
- Let's Talk About Sex
Parent Map July 29, 2014
By Elaine Bowers
- As Seen Through a Woman's Eyes
Huffington PostMay 27, 2014
by George Heymont
- To Advance Women, Investors Need to Lean on Corporations
WealthManagement.com, November 13, 2013
- Sumru Erkut, Ph.D. named Susan McGee Bailey Research Scholar, beginning July 1, 2013
For immediate release: March 20, 2013
- How Women Can Change Corporate Boards: The Effects of Achieving a Critical Mass of Female Directors
TheRacetotheBottom.org September 19, 2012
By Anna Catalano and Nick Slavin
- Business crisis can spell opportunity for women leaders
by Sumru Erkut, Ph.D.
July 18, 2012
Crisis can spell opportunity for women. Marissa Mayer’s appointment to head Yahoo can be seen as one more example of a talented woman brought in to save a company in danger of failing, a so-called “glass cliff” phenomenon-in-action where a women is hired when a company is on the verge of disastrous financial plunge. But Mayer’s appointment can also be seen as the Yahoo board being jolted into recognizing the solid business case for hiring a woman to lead their company. Our research (with my colleagues Vicki Kramer and Alison Konrad) on the advantages that a critical mass of three or more women directors can bring to a corporate board suggests that, attuned to the perspectives of multiple stakeholders, women tend to have a collaborative leadership style that increases listening, social support, and asking tough questions and demanding direct and detailed answers, all leading to win-win problem-solving. Yahoo needs all of that.
- Diversity in Boardrooms: Careful What You Wish For
The Fiscal Times May 30, 2012
- Facebook Doesn’t Have a Woman on its Board. Does That Matter?
Forbes.com May 4, 2012
- Leverage lessons learned from the sandbox in your work life
The Globe and Mail April 27, 2012
- Sex ed, parental rights debated at hearing
Boston Herald September 20, 2011
Kyle Cheney (State House News Service)
- For SCOTUS, three may be magic number
State Press (Arizona State University)September 2, 2010
- The Female Factor
Slate.com August 27, 2010
- Dynamic Trio
Houston Chronicle August 12, 2010
- The Female Factor: Will three women really change the court?
Newsweek September 6, 2010
- Op-Ed: Elena Kagan and the ‘Tipping Point’
The Record (Trenton, NJ)
July 21, 2010
- Would Elena Kagan’s Confirmation Change the Way the High Court Deliberates?
- Would Elena Kagan's Confirmation Change the Way the High Court Deliberates?
Commentary by Sumru Erkut, Ph.D., WCW associate director and senior research scientist
- Mistresses of the Universe
Letter to the Editor submitted by Sumru Erkut, Ph.D., to The New York Times in response to the article “Mistresses of the Universe" published February 8, 2009. (unpublished)
February 10, 2009
- Examining Mixed-Ancestry Identity in Adolescents
Two years ago, scholars at the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) launched a study of racial and ethnic identification among adolescents of mixed ancestry. The reasons for pursuing the research were several. Most literature about ethnic/racial self-identification patterns derived from adult respondents. For example, the series of studies that led to the change in wording of racial self-identification in the 2000 Census was carried out with adults.
- New Funding for Sex Ed, Dating Violence, and Disability Rights
October 15, 2008
- Motherhood increases brain power
Wisconsin Dells Events
September 3, 2008
- Teenage Girls and STDs
Letter to the Editor submitted by Sumru Erkut, Ph.D., to The Boston Globe in response to the CDC Press Release: “One in Four Female Adolescents Is Infected with At Least One Sexually Transmitted Infection, New CDC Study Finds" published March 12, 2008. (unpublished)
March 13, 2008
- Spotlight on New Research at WCW: Evaluation of Sex-Ed Curriculum, Examination of Bullying Perpetration and Sexual Violence
December 15, 2007
- Extreme Makeover: Feminist Edition
Letter to the Editor submitted by Sumru Erkut, Ph.D. to Ms. in response to the article "Extreme Makeover: Feminist Edition," published in Fall 2007 issue.
- She Works Hard, and Now She Needs a 'Wife'
The New York Times, The Day (Connecticut), Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minnesota)
Shira Boss (New York Times News Service)
August 12, 2007
- How many women do boards need?
Harvard Business Review
Alison Konrad and Vicki Kramer
- Critical Mass on Corporate Boards: Why Three or More Women Enhance Governance
by Sumru Erkut, Ph.D.
From the Fall/Winter 2006 Research & Action Report
Does it matter to corporate governance whether women serve on a board? If so, does it make a difference how many women serve? That is, is there a critical mass that can bring significant change to the boardroom and improve corporate governance? My colleagues Vicki W. Kramer, Principal, V. Kramer Associates, and Alison M. Konrad, Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, and I set out to answer these important questions. Our findings shed light on a growing problem for organizations and society: not enough women are serving on corporate boards to the corporations’ detriment.
- The Gay Marriage Battle Revisited
May 24, 2006