November 21: Engage 2012 at NYU, Educating the Courts in Unexpected Areas from Legal Momentum, and The Future of Higher Education Event at the New School

News from the Network

November 21, 2011

In This Issue
Making a Difference Honorees Announced
Western Regional Conference 2011
News from the Network
News from the Network
News from the Network
News from Beyond the Network
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NOMINATE TODAY for NCRW's Member Center Awards 2012 

Recipients receive national recognition and can strategically leverage their awards with funders, administrators, Board members and the media.


This year, applicants are eligible to win 2 free tickets on Southwest Airlines! (Random drawing in December - check airline website for destinations)


"This Award raises the visibility of recipients in the community, among peers, decision-makers, and resource allocators. It provides national recognition for research and scholarship that can be leveraged during budget negotiations, promotions, and competitive grant applications. Without a doubt, I would encourage others to apply." Lisa McClain, Gender Studies Program, Boise State University (Recipient of NCRW Emerging Center Award 2010)


Application Deadline: December 2, 2011, 5:00 pm EST



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Beth Brooke, Abigail Disney and Women, War & Peace, Anita Hill, and Soledad O'Brien to Be Honored 

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, March 6, 2012, NCRW will honor six outstanding leaders: Beth A. Brooke, Abigail Disney, Anita F. Hill, Pamela HoganSoledad O'Brien, and  Gini Reticker.  


The celebration  will start with an expert panel event on Tuesday afternoon that is free and open to the public followed by a Reception and Dinner at 6 PM at Cipriani Wall Street. Member Center tickets are available at half price ($250). For further details or to order tickets, contact: NCRW Benefit Office:; tel: 646.786.1794  
NCRW Western Regional Conference 2011 

Stalled in the Pipelines: Opening Pathways to Women's Leadership
October 13-14, 2011
           Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California

Last month the National Council for Research on Women hosted its 2011 Western Regional Conference at Claremont Graduate University bringing together experts from across the network, including academic, nonprofit, philanthropic, business, and policy leaders, to focus on the status of women's leadership in multiple sectors.

Read highlights from the conference or the official press release
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Featured Experts from  

Fatima Goss Graves is Vice President for Education and Employment at the National Women's Law Center, where she works to promote the rights of women and girls at school and in the workplace. [To become a Featured Expert, contact Communications Director Vivienne Heston-Demirel:].

News from the Network 

Engage 2012: It Starts with Hope and Ends with Change
Opening Event December 8, 2011

The Women of Color Policy Network at NYU Wagner will host a panel of experts to identify common policy goals in the lead up to the 2012 elections. Open to the public. 
December 8, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in New York City.

For more information on the event or to RSVP, visit:


Rutgers Center for Women's Global Leadership



Ending Violence Against Women - 16 Days Campaign News 
The 2011 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign (November 25 to December 10, 2011) theme is From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let's Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women. For more details, visit the
16 Days website.  


Call for Proposals from Graduate Students

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The Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan has issued a call for proposals for three different grants/fellowships. For more information see the links below:

Boyd/Williams Dissertation Grant for Research on Women and Work

IRWG and Rackham Research Grants for Scholarship and Creative Activities Focusing on Women or Gender

IRWG and Rackham Community of Scholars Fellowships

Eligibility varies among grant yet all applications must be received by the deadline December 5, 2011.


Help Us Celebrate 30 Years of CROW, and 100 Years of Women at the University of Memphis!

To celebrate 30 years of feminist based research at CROW, and 100 years of women at the University of Memphis, CROW will honor 100 women who made a difference to the University. If you know of an exceptional woman from the University of Memphis, nominate her.  Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2011.    

The Center is also currently working with the National Council for Research on Women and the Institute for Women's Studies at the University of Georgia on a project to understand the impact of increased child care funding allocated to low income women and families under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  


Upcoming Event 

The Jean Baker Miller Training Institute is hosting a special colloquium, "Getting to the truths about race: Reflections on the politics of connection in The Help" on Thursday, December 1 on the Wellesley College campus in Wellesley, MA. Preview or purchase a related paper here:      

Listen to WCW scholars        

Audio recordings of several recent WCW lunchtime seminars, during which scholars shared findings and expertise, are now available online:
News from Legal Momentum
Legal Momentum

Legal Momentum, the women's legal defense and education fund, is pleased to announce the appointment of Silda Palerm as Legal Director.

Read about the importance of Educating the Courts About Sexual Violence in Unexpected Areas and how the presence and impact of sexual violence is relevant across the spectrum of civil, criminal and family law.

News from IWPR


A new IWPR report, Paid Sick Days and Health: Cost Savings from Reduced Emergency Department Visits suggests that providing increased access to paid sick days could save $1 billion because it would reduce preventable visits to emergency rooms at hospitals.   
More Women Leaders, Not Just Big Budgets,Leads to Greater Corporate Social Responsibility

According to  Gender and Corporate Social Responsibility:It's a Matter of Sustainability, a joint study between Catalyst and Harvard Business School, companies with more women board directors and corporate officers contributed significantly more charitable funds, on average, than companies with fewer or no women in senior roles.
The Center for Women Policy Studies has been mobilizing state legislators across the country to endorse a Policy Resolution on Reproductive Rights and Justice. The resolution calls for designating the week of January 22 - 28, 2012 as Reproductive Rights Awareness Week, to encourage public awareness, conversation, and support for reproductive rights and women's health nationwide. You can express support for the Resolution by sending an email to:


The Women's Media Center Social Media Award

The Women's Media Center invites you to participate in online voting for their Social Media Award. The women nominated are extraordinary bloggers, social media gurus, activists, and new media creators from across the country. To vote, click here
The winner will be announced at the Women's Media Awards on November 30, 2011 in New York City. Click here to purchase tickets.

On Thursday December 8th, The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy will be at the Mass Conference for Women at the Boston Convention Center. Stop by to meet their researchers, learn about graduate programs, and connect with women from the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.  


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The Future of Higher Education, December 8-9 2011

at the New School for Social Research

The Center for Public Scholarship presents the 26th conference from the Social Research journal at The New School. This public conference aims to engage both experts and the public in discussions that will deepen our understandings of the ways in which higher education is changing and outline the ways in which U.S. university leadership can work to ensure that U.S. universities adapt and thrive as their contexts change.


Click here for full program and registration. 

 Special Discounts for Women's Conference



NCRW is offering a special discount to attend the following women's conference:


Massachusetts Conference for Women 

December 8th, 2011, Boston


Please click on the link for a pdf with more information and the discount code to use when registering. 

Athena Film Festival All-Access Passes on Sale!  


The Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard and Women and Hollywood are pleased to announce that the second Annual Athena Film Festival will be held February 9-12, 2012 at Barnard College in New York City.


NCRW is extending the opportunity to purchase all-access passes at discounted rates before they go on sale to the general public on December 12, 2011.


There are several options for festival passes:

A $50 all-access pass for the entire festival: Buy Full Festival Pass A $35 pass for Friday and Saturday: Buy Friday/Saturday Pass
A $25 pass for Sunday: Buy Sunday Pass  
State of Young America Report Released

Demos and partner Young Invincibles have just released a groundbreaking project,The State of Young America: Economic Barriers to the American Dream. The data analysis, national poll findings and stories of young people that are core to this project paint a clear portrait: young adults today, as an entire generation, are doing worse that their parents at the same age. With the report broken up into three main areas, it can be viewed by the databook, poll results, and/or stories.  


Discounted Tickets for:
Love, Loss and What I Wore


An intimate collection of stories by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron. 

 TWO TICKETS FOR $99* (REG. $158)

Offer good on performances through December 11, 2011.



1. ONLINE:Visit and enter code LLLSP77

2. BY PHONE: Call 212-947-8844 and mention code LLLSP77

See Full Cast & Schedule at:

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New Publication: Tough Cookies: Leadership Lessons from 100 Years of the Girl Scouts by Kathy Cloninger



"The best way to solve America's leadership crisis is to put more women in top leadership roles. And the best way to grow tomorrow's women leaders is to grow strong girl leaders today."  



Tough Cookies is the story of Girl Scouting's 100-year legacy of developing ethical, confident leaders, and about girls and young women who are already proving they can make their country and this world a better place.


The book is available for purchase from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and or read an excerpt here.