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Board of Directors | Staff | Member Centers Corporate Circle | Presidents Circle Members Employment Opportunities | Affiliated Organizations [Council Mission] The National Council for Research on Women is a network of more than 100 leading U.S. research, advocacy, and policy centers with a growing global reach. The Council harnesses the resources of its network to ensure fully informed debate, policies, and practices to build a more inclusive and equitable world for women and girls.

Re:Gender, formerly National Council for Research on Women, works to end gender inequity and discrimination against girls and women by exposing root causes and advancing research-informed action. Working with multiple sectors and disciplines, we are shaping a world that demands fairness across difference.

Comprised of national, state and local-level cross-sector individuals and institutions, Re:Gender's network connects research, policy and practice to end gender inequity. Institutions include cross-sector representation from academia, business, government, labor, philanthropy and nonprofit organizations—such as social justice, cultural, health-related and women's organizations. Individual members include advocates, change agents, policy thinkers, practitioners, public intellectuals, researchers and other allies. Re:Gender harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors. 

Our 2013 Financial Report can be found here


01. More About Our Logo and Tagline
02. Mission
03. Vision
04. Strategic Approach: Embracing Difference to Advance Research-Based Action
05. Program Focus Areas
06. New Programmatic Tools
07. Network Description
08. Join Our Network


More About Our Logo and Tagline

The Tagline: reseach. rethink. reframe.

  • A nod to both the research, policy and practice composition of our network and our work to collectively change the way gender is thought of and treated in society

The Logo:

  • The symbol underneath the “re,” a modern interpretation of an Awen symbol, conveys multiple ideas:
  • The concept of “three” captures the organization’s three-pronged, cross-sector network (research, policy, and practice)
  • Gender is not a binary. It is a spectrum that is influenced by all aspects of our identities, including age, race, class, culture, etc.; matching the color in the symbol reinforces that message
  • It lies flat and underneath the “re” to emphasize the network’s role in “regarding” and to be suggestive of a multidirectional flow of information
  • The tagline is purposefully placed under “gender” to convey that gender is the subject of the researching, rethinking, and reframing.

For more information about the organization's rebranding, please visit


Strategic Plan Overview


Re:Gender works to end gender inequity and discrimination against girls and women by exposing root causes and advancing research-informed action. Working with multiple sectors and disciplines, we are shaping a world that demands fairness across difference.



Re:Gender envisions a world in which gender and sex are not used to determine one’s worth or opportunity. Our work questions the values placed on gender and sex, e.g., female/feminine is worth less than male/masculine. By bringing to light how assumptions about gender and sex restrict all members of society, we prompt people to shift their understanding and behavior. We believe that when difference, as expressed through gender, sex, and the other layers of identity, is valued equally, all individuals and institutions can achieve their full potential.


Strategic Approach: Embracing Difference to Advance Research-Based Action

Re:Gender’s unique role is in facilitating better alignment between academic research agendas and the practical information needs of policy, advocacy, and corporate and community groups. To advance gender equity, our society needs more creative problem-solving approaches. Difference is the fire starter that sparks collective curiosity and feeds the fire of creativity and innovation. Difference is our core value.


Program Focus Areas

Identity: Addressing discrimination based on gender (including intersections with race/ethnicity, class, ability, nationality, age, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity, immigration status, etc.)

Economic Well-Being: Issues of economic justice, work fairness, and business leadership

Thriving Environments: From personal safety (e.g., sexual assault) to community (e.g., civic leadership) to global(e.g., climate change) concerns


New Programmatic Tools

Re:Gender’s strategic plan establishes new tools that will be the primary vehicles for programming. Network member contributions will support and drive the success of many of the tools. They are:

Gender Stat: A snapshot of quantitative metrics related to the status of gender; produced throughout the year and published as a collection annually; the long-term goal is to create a web-based, aggregated and non-aggregated research and information clearinghouse on the status of gender in the U.S.

Annual conference: An opportunity for the entire network to explore research related to an annual theme

Summits and round tables: Virtual and in-person convenings to connect individuals and institutions working on different aspects of the same issue

Literature reviews: A survey of research and commentary on a specific topic, developed with members of the network

Primers: Explainers on gender-related topical issues and debates, including commentary by members of the network

Corporate Circle tools & tips: Take-aways on gender research related to challenges specific to corporate environments


Network Description

Re:Gender’s network connects research, policy, and practice to end gender inequity. The network is comprised of national, state, and local-level cross-sector individuals and institutions. Institutions include cross-sector representation from academia, business, government, labor, philanthropy, and nonprofit organizations—such as social justice, cultural, health-related, and women’s organizations. Individual members include advocates, change agents, policy thinkers, practitioners, public intellectuals, researchers, and other allies.

The network offers members opportunities to:

  • Share your research
  • Source research you need
  • Identify research gaps
  • Contribute to the Re:Gender’s web-based programming
  • Receive the Re:Gender’s e-news updates
  • Participate in relevant round tables and programmatic initiatives (based on topic)
  • Participate in the Re:Gender’s conference as a presenter

If you have not already, we encourage you to join our network. Re:Gender looks forward to working with you to advance gender equity.

The 2013 National Council for Research on Women Financial Report can be found here














The Women & Politics Institute advances the study and discussion of women and politics, promotes opportunities for women in politics, and trains young women to become political leaders. The Institute offers Graduate and Undergraduate Certificates in Women, Policy, and Political Leadership (WPPL) that provide students with the opportunity to take courses taught by nationally recognized experts within their fields, to work in career building internships with women’s organizations and in the offices of women members of Congress, and to attend leadership workshops and lectures featuring distinguished women leaders.


The National Council for Research on Women (NCRW), now Re:Gender, was established as a result of a historic gathering in 1981 of leaders from women’s research centers across the United States to strategize about how to ensure a thriving existence for years to come.  This meeting, organized by Marjorie Lightman, then-director of the Institute for Research in History, brought together 28 university-based centers, policy organizations and educational coalitions.

Participants determined the need for an alliance of their organizations that would produce collaborative, interdisciplinary and dynamic work on behalf of women and girls.

To head NCRW, the founders appointed Mariam K. Chamberlain, who had been a key supporter of the burgeoning women’s research movement during her tenure as a Higher Education program officer at the Ford Foundation.  While at Ford, Chamberlain apportioned much of a $9-million fund to support many of the organizations that attended the conference.

In 1982, with Chamberlain as presidentMary Ellen Capek as Executive Secretary, and Marjorie Lightman as Treasurer, NCRW was formally established, with generous financial support from Sara Engelhardt of Carnegie Corporation and the Ford Foundation.  Under Chamberlain, Capek, and Lightman's leadership, NCRW sought to increase and promote research on women, build alliances for synergistic work and advance research into policy applications.

Founding board members included William Chafe, Jane Roberts ChapmanBetty DooleyCynthia Fuchs EpsteinFlorence HoweLaura LeinElaine MarksMargaret McKenna, Cynthia SecorMyra Strober and Margaret Wilkerson.    

The organization evolved into a flourishing network of thought leaders and change agents working to ensure more fully informed debates, policies and practices, thereby contributing to a more inclusive and equitable world for women and girls, their families and their communities.


Re:Gender Today

In 2013, the organization engaged in an intensive strategic planning process and the new vision, to apply a broad gender lens to issues that relate to our identities, economic well-being and environments, was implemented. In addition, an expanded network and new programmatic tools were launched.

As the final phase of the planning process, the Board selected a new organizational name. The National Council for Research on Women became:

The organization began exploring a name change in response to feedback received during our 2013 Presidential Listening Tour, our strategic planning environmental scan and our desire to reflect our new mission and vision. The name exploration process included interviews with a sampling of approximately 60 stakeholders to solicit input and feedback on name options. Our logo and tagline reflect much of our strategic direction, which is illustrated in this video.

If you have not already, we encourage you to join our network. Re:Gender looks forward to working with you to advance gender equity.


The National Council for Research on Women is a broad network of leaders and experts working for positive change across the economy and society. At its core are research, policy and advocacy member centers, two-thirds based on university campuses across the U.S. with a growing number of international partners. Members meet rigorous standards of scholarship and excellence and have a significant impact on improving the lives of women and girls.

NCRW also has an active Corporate Circle of major companies who are committed to advancing women and under-represented groups in their organizations. Leaders from higher education comprise the NCRW's Presidents Circle. Other forms of membership are open to individuals and organizations as Affiliates.

Volunteer opportunities are also available to scholars, emerging leaders and prospective change agents across disciplines and interests. We believe that together, we can build a more equitable, inclusive and sustainable world.

To become involved, please contact Debbie Kellogg at dkellogg[at]

“American women have a major stake in a fair tax system. Women are over half of the population, close to half the work force, and more than half of all taxpayers. Yet we rarely hear about how tax policy affects women from various walks of life. To date, discussion and debate on taxes in the U.S. has lacked a gender lens.”
-from Taxes ARE A Women’s Issue: Reframing the Debate


Taxes ARE a Woman's Issue: Reframing the Debate
(Feminist Press, April 2006)

This book examines the current tax system and highlights the ways in which it disadvantages women, their families, and their communities. The book demonstrates how women benefit from services paid for by taxes – but also how they are adversely affected by the ways in which taxes are currently collected. The information presented is intended to educate, inform, and inspire women to speak out about current tax policy and its impact on their well being and that of their families. The facts point to the strong link between fair taxes and the quality of all our lives.

To order a copy of the book, CLICK HERE
To read more about the Council's work on Women and Taxes, CLICK HERE

*written by Mimi Abramovitz (Hunter College School of Social Work and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York) and Sandra Morgen (Center for the Study of Women in Society, Univ. of Oregon) with the National Council for Research on Women

The National Council for Research on Women extends deep appreciation
to the following for their generous support of this project: The J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation; Katherine M. Klotzburger; and Mariam Chamberlain.

We express great appreciation to the Ford Foundation for their general support during the life of this project. We also thank the many individuals and organizations whose contributions and support make our work, and the work of our member centers, possible


(March 2006) Over the past decade, United Nations agencies have tracked women’s progress in critical areas identified by the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing . In 2000, the National Council for Research on Women produced a report which, through statistics, mirrored these areas and provided a snapshot of the current status of women in the world. In Spring 2006, the Council released a report that presents another snapshot, five years later – Gains and Gaps: A Look at the World's Women.

To order a copy for $12 (plus $4 S&H), click here

The National Council for Research on Women expresses its profound gratitude to the institutions that provided funding for this report:

We especially thank the Lead Sponsor, UBS, for its encouragement and generous financial support from the early stages of the project through its completion.

We are deeply grateful to the Women’s Economic Round Table for its gift in support of this report, contributed in honor of Mariam Chamberlain.

We also thank the following members of the Council’s Corporate Circle for their Co-Sponsorship of this project:

Avon Products, Inc.
Chubb Insurance
Credit Suisse Group
Educational Testing Service
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
JPMorgan Chase
Lehman Brothers
Merck & Co., Inc.


Linda Basch - President

A. Greenblatt - Director of Operations

Vivienne Heston-Demirel - Director of Communications

T. Bagley - Director of Development

Shyama Venkateswar - Director of Research and Programs

Lisa Rast - Development and Operations Coordinator

Kyla Bender-Baird - Research and Programs Coordinator

Linda Blyer - Bookkeeper

Mary Ellen Capek - Former Executive Director


Mariam K. Chamberlain - Founding President and Resident Scholar

Elizabeth Horton - Senior Fellow

C. Nicole Mason - Senior Research Fellow


Ejima Baker

Debra Berman

Paula Bruno - Corporate Consultant

Courtney E. Martin

JaneAnne Murray - pro bono legal Counsel

Deborah Siegel

Susan Stevens, The Stevens Group of Larson Allen - Management Consultant

Bill Tam, Tam & Nester - Accountant

Vivian Todini - Communications Consultant

Anna Wadia - Program Consultant


Staff Bios

Linda Basch, PhD, President, has led the National Council for Research on Women since 1996. Under her leadership, the Council has grown into a thriving network of 120 research, advocacy, and policy centers with a growing Corporate Circle of major corporations and a Presidents’ Circle of college and university leaders. Her areas of expertise include globalization; economic security; the impact of public policy on women and families; higher education; gender and diversity in academia, society, and the workplace; women in the corporate world, including work/life balance; human security; women’s leadership; and women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and math. An anthropologist by training, she has examined issues of migration, race, ethnicity, and gender, conducting field research in the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and North America.

Previously, she has held positions as Director of Academic Programs at New York University, Dean of Arts and Sciences at Manhattan College, and Academic Vice President at Wagner College. She has also worked for the United Nations as a social policy specialist and a director of research. She has written and co-authored numerous books and articles for scholarly journals and also overseen the Council’s many special reports. Her articles, letters and interviews have been featured in major media outlets including the Associated Press, National Public Radio, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle and Fox She serves on numerous boards and advisory bodies including Ms. Magazine and the Women’s Rights Prize of the Gruber Foundation.

Linda is an Elected Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences and a current member of the National Academy of Sciences previously serving as co-Chair of its Anthropology Section. She received her PhD in Anthropology from New York University and a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan.

Vivienne Heston-Demirel, Director of Communications, is a communications specialist who has worked in journalism as well as in public relations for educational, non-profit, and international organizations. She has undertaken numerous assignments for the United Nations where she played a key role in implementing global communication strategies, conducting media outreach and producing public information materials. She began her career as a reporter working for newspapers, magazines and broadcasters. An experienced writer and editor, she has produced a wide variety of information products and materials including website content, annual reports, press kits and promotional tools as well as op-ed articles and speeches. No stranger to gender issues, she has written extensively about the role of women in development and the special needs of women and girls in times of crisis, including humanitarian disasters, armed conflict, and public health emergencies, including HIV and AIDS. She graduated with honors from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a BA in French Language and Literature and has conducted research and completed graduate coursework in international relations at Bosphorus University in Istanbul, Turkey.

T. Bagley, Director of Development, brings to NCRW twenty years of experience developing and directing fundraising initiatives and strategic communications to secure revenue and generate awareness. She has raised money for multi-million dollar organizations including North General Hospital in Harlem, St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals, and most recently Continuum Hospice Care.

Shyama Venkateswar, PhD, Director of Research and Programs, brings a strong background in international programming, particularly in the areas of poverty reduction and economic sustainability. At the Council, she provides vision and strategic direction as well as helping to develop research and policy agendas.

Before joining the Council in late 2008, Shyama was the founding Executive Director of Mercy Corps’ Action Center to End Global Hunger [], an interactive learning center dedicated to eradicating hunger and poverty. Previously, she served as the Director of the Asian Social Issues Program at the Asia Society and was a Program Officer at the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs. She was also an Adjunct Professor at Brooklyn College where she taught courses on South Asia and Middle Eastern history and politics.

Shyama’s areas of expertise include human rights, peace and conflict, and South Asian politics. Her commentary has appeared in numerous publications such as The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Asia Times, The Indian Express, and the Chicago Sun-Times. Her broadcast experience includes Voice of America, NDTV Profit, Reuters Television, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and her work has been profiled in Crain’s New York and The New York Times (Business section).She has organized international conferences and led policy briefings on human security issues across Asia and given presentations at Columbia University, the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, and the Population Council. She has served in advisory capacities at the New York Women’s Foundation, the United States Institute of Peace, and for Echoing Green. She is currently a contributing editor for India Review, an external reviewer for Transparency International, as well as an advisor to Breakthrough, a human rights organization.

Shyama was awarded the Harry Frank Guggenheim Fellowship for her research and dissertation work on religious nationalism in India. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science at Columbia University and is a graduate of Smith College. A native of Calcutta, India, Shyama now lives in New York.

Lisa Rast, Development and Operations Coordinator, received a B.A. in French and Women’s Studies from the University of the South, and completed a master’s degree at New York University’s Institute of French Studies. Her thesis explored the development of Parisian youth in the wake of the suburban riots of 2005 – specifically the significance of gender identity on France’s immigrant community. Lisa first came to the Council as an intern during the last semester of her master’s program, and stayed on as a Summer Program Associate before assuming the position of Development and Operations Coordinator. She worked previously as an intern in the Development office at the Hetrick-Martin Institute, where she helped to prepare the organization’s first annual report and many grant requests. Before moving to New York City, Lisa worked at the law firm of McCullough & Payne in Atlanta, Georgia. She has studied at the Sorbonne, Paris IV and at St. John’s College, Oxford, and speaks fluent French and conversational Spanish.

Kyla Bender-Baird, Research and Programs Coordinator, is providing the Council with a wide range of research and communications support. She received a BA in Sociology from Principia College and an MS in Women’s Studies from Towson University. Her thesis focused on transgender experiences of employment discrimination. During her time at Towson University, Kyla was a graduate assistant with the Institute for Teaching and Research on Women. On completion of her master’s degree, Kyla served as a Vaid Fellow with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute. Kyla first joined the Council as a research consultant for The Big Five initiative. She has also interned previously with Planned Parenthood and the Gender Public Advocacy Coalition.         

Mary Ellen Capek, a founding officer of NCRW and Executive Director from 1989-1996, is a philanthropic and nonprofit consultant whose recent work includes "Funding 'Norm' Doesn't Fund Norma: Women, Girls, and Philanthropy," a chapter in The State of Philanthropy 2002 published by the National Committee for Responsive Philantrhopy (available for purchase at; Fostering Effective Funding for Women and Girls: A Next Stage Strategy published by Chicago Women in Philanthropy (available online at or; and Women and Philanthropy: Old Stereotypes, New Challenges (available online at She was instrumental in shaping NCRW priorities that link research, policy, and activism, and launched many of the Council's groundbreaking publications--including Women's Research Network News and Issues Quarterly (IQ). An advocate for using technology to improve access to women's resources, Mary Ellen also produced the award-winning Women's Thesaurus (Harper & Row, 1987).

The former Director of Continuing Education at Princeton University and a faculty member and department chair at Essex County College in Newark NJ, she has served on numerous boards and working groups--among them the Aspen Institute's Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, the Independent Sector Research Committee, the Conference Board Work and Family Council, Women & Philanthropy's Action/Research Committee, the Working Group on Funding Lesbian and Gay Issues, and the New Jersey Commission on the Status of Women.

Honored on her retirement from the Council with a $25,000 nonprofit leadership award, Mary Ellen spent 1996-1998 as a Visiting Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, and is now based at the University of New Mexico, where she is affiliated with the Anderson Schools of Management. She is the author with Molly Mead of Effective Philanthropy: Organizational Success through Deep Diversity and Gender Equality (paper, 2007). To order, click here.

Fellows Bios

Mariam K. Chamberlain, PhD, Founding President and Resident Scholar, is an economist by training whose career includes university, government, and foundation employment. She is the Founding President of the National Council for Research on Women and continues to work on international programs and higher education programs.

Mariam's career in philanthropy spans three decades, and involves work at the Ford and Russell Sage Foundations. At the Ford Foundation she served as a Program Assistant in the Economic Development and Administration Program and as a Program Officer in Education and Public Policy in which capacity, she was instrumental in developing the field of women's studies. At the Russell Sage Foundation she was Resident Scholar and headed a Task Force Study on Women in Higher Education. While there, she helped to found the National Council for Research on Women and presided over its growth during the 1980s.

Mariam has also taught at Connecticut College, the School of General Studies at Columbia University, and at Yale University, where from 1960 to 1966 she was Executive Secretary and Research Associate at the Economic Growth Center. Her publications include Women in Academe: Progress and Prospects, and Women of Color and the Multicultural Curriculum. She currently serves on the boards of the Feminist Press, the Institute for Women's Policy Studies, the Network of East-West Women, the Women's Interart Center, and the National Council for Research on Women. She holds an AB in Economics from Radcliffe (1939) and a PhD, also in Economics, from Harvard (1950).

Elizabeth Horton, Senior Fellow, served as Director of Finance and Administration and as Deputy Director at the National Council for Research on Women from 1997 to 2006. During her tenure, she oversaw the development and growth of the Council’s financial infrastructure, participated in the expansion of its programming and organizational reach, and oversaw the development of recent programming, including Taxes are a Women’s Issue and Gains and Gaps. With an MA in secondary education, Liz also has extensive experience in educational issues. She served as a classroom teacher, as Assistant to the Dean of Arts and Sciences at Manhattan College , and as the Board chair of the Ethical Culture Fieldston Schools (an independent pre-K-12 school system in NYC) and of the Literacy Assistance Center (an organization devoted to professional development and institutional capacity building for adult and out-of-school youth education). She currently serves as a Board member of the Literacy Assistance Center and as chair of the Steering Committee of Border Crossers, a start-up organization that addresses the de facto segregation in the New York City education system.

C. Nicole Mason, PhD, Senior Research Fellow has worked in advocacy and public education at the local, state, and national levels with a special focus on women and underserved communities. For the last 12 years, her work has centered on violence against women, reproductive rights, civic engagement, youth development and education, economic security, welfare reform, and health policy reform. She is the former Director of Research and Policy Initiatives at the Council and is the current Executive Director of the Women of Color Policy Network at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU.

In her work, Nicole continues to investigate the intersections of race, class, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and other markers of difference and their impact on rights and liberties in the modern democratic state. Nicole has also written extensively on the experiences of black women and gender-based violence and is the author of the Guide to Addressing Violence Against Women: An Intersectional Model and Approach for Service Providers, Advocates and Community Leaders. She has been interviewed by National Public Radio, among other news outlets.

Nicole previously served as the Executive Director of the National Women's Alliance, a multi-issue human rights organization focused on the needs and concerns of women and girls of color based in Washington, D.C. She built strategic partnerships and alliances at the grassroots and national levels and spearheaded innovative research and policy initiatives. She also taught at the Institute for Policy Studies’ Social Justice and Leadership School for Activists and in the Department of Political Science at Howard University. She is a current member of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research Advisory Board for the Status of Women in the Fifty States.

Nicole earned her Doctorate and MS degrees in Government and Politics, along with a Graduate Studies Certificate in Women's Studies, from the University of Maryland, College Park. She received a BA with honors in Political Science from Howard University.

Consultants Bios

Ejima Baker is an artist and academic whose work focuses on popular culture, race, and gender. She is intensely interested in the multiplicity of black and Latin@ identities, their intersections, and the ways in which racial and gendered identities can be employed for political, economical, and cultural strength. She spends her time reading, singing, writing and teaching.

Deb Berman, Director of Talent and Search at JustMeans. Deb has extensive experience growing and building the capacity of non-profit organizations and socially responsible entities. In her role as The Director of Talent and Search at JustMeans, Deb partners with the Council on strategically growing and expanding the team. In Deb’s 15 year career, she has amassed experience working with and for organizations and companies focused on deliberate and strategic social returns on investment with a particular focus on talent identification and retention. Deb Berman started her career founding a highly successful camp for emotionally disturbed children with a one-to-one camper to staff ratio called Camp Starfish. Her successes in that role have equipped her to understand the needs of growing entities. In addition to taking coursework at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, Deb earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education and Sociology cum laude from Colgate University and her Master of Business Administration from Boston University with a concentration in non-profit management.

Paula Bruno, Corporate Consultant, prior to joining the Council, worked in various capacities in the business world for 15 years. In 1996, she was a founder of United Rentals, Inc., an equipment rental company which quickly went public and became the world’s largest equipment rental company. From 1996-2001, she was Assistant Vice President, Acquisitions with responsibility for analyzing acquisitions in terms of strategic fit, risk, shareholder value and ensuring smooth integration. She assessed risk by examining key areas and components of the acquired businesses, such as critical processes, integration issues, and opportunities for synergy. In this role, she evaluated over 200 prospective companies. This work included analyzing financial statements, preparing pro forma financial statements, using valuation techniques such as discounted cash flow analysis and performing sensitivity analysis and accretion/dilution analysis. Paula was also involved in transaction analysis and deal design working closely with legal teams throughout contract stages. As one of the founders of the company Paula was also involved in preparing press materials and investor presentations, as well as public information related to acquisitions.

Prior to launching United Rentals, Paula was an Acquisition Associate at United Waste from 1994-1996. She is currently a private equity investor particularly interested in companies making a difference in the lives of women and girls. Paula holds a BS degree from Le Moyne College and an MBA from Syracuse University in Finance and Accounting, graduating summa cum laude.

Courtney E. Martin is the award-winning author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: How the Quest for Perfection is Harming Young Women called “a hardcover punch in the gut” by Arianna Huffington and “a smart and spirited rant that makes for thought-provoking reading” by the New York Times. She is also a widely-read freelance journalist and regular blogger for Feministing. She is a columnist on political and youth culture for The American Prospect Online and her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek, and the Christian Science Monitor, among others. Courtney co-wrote the life story of Marvelyn Brown, called The Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful and (HIV) Positive, just released in August on HarperCollins. In addition, she has essays in many anthologies, including A 21st Century Ethical Toolbox (Oxford University Press), and Declare Yourself: Fifty American Talk About Why Voting Matters (Greenwillow Books, HarperCollins). She is the Director of Undergraduate Programs at the Op-Ed Project, a Woodhull fellow, and part of the Progressive Women’s Voices Project at the Women’s Media Center. Read more about her work at

JaneAnne Murray, principal attorney of Murray Law LLC, has over fifteen years of experience representing individual and corporate clients in complex civil, regulatory and criminal matters. Her civil practice covers a broad spectrum of transactional and counseling work, including review of all kinds of contracts, advice on employment-related matters, and guidance on corporate governance and compliance issues. She has represented whistleblowers, witnesses and targets before a variety of investigative bodies, and has also counseled individual and corporate clients with regard to internal corporate investigations. Throughout her career, Ms. Murray has demonstrated a strong commitment to public service. She was a trial lawyer with the Federal Defenders’ Office for the Eastern District of New York for five years. In 1999, Ms. Murray spent a year in Cambodia working as a provincial human rights advisor with the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights. She sits on the Criminal Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Irish American Bar Association. Ms. Murray graduated with a First Class Honors law degree from University College Cork (Ireland) in 1989 and with a First Class Honors masters in law from the University of Cambridge (England) in 1990.

Deborah Siegel, PhD is the author of Sisterhood, Interrupted: From Radical Women to Grrls Gone Wild, co-editor of the literary anthology Only Child: Writers on the Singular Joys and Solitary Sorrows of Growing Up Solo, and co-founder of the webjournal The Scholar & Feminist Online. She has written about feminism, masculinity, contemporary families, sex, and popular culture for The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The American Prospect, More, Psychology Today, The Progressive, The Mothers Movement Online, and on her blog, Girl with Pen ( In addition to writing, Siegel consults with individuals and organizations seeking to expand their public platforms and bring their expertise to the public. Through one-on-one coaching, webinars, and on-site workshops, Siegel coaches thought leaders, philanthropists, advocates, and social entrepreneurs wishing to differentiate or amplify their written voice, migrate real-world activities online, and connect with a broad audience. Siegel received her doctorate in English and American Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001. Read more about her work at

Vivian Todini, Communications Consultant, has extensive experience in creating integrated communications and advocacy strategies for social justice organizations. She has worked with a range of national civil rights, women’s rights and grassroots youth organizations. Her areas of expertise include strategic communications counseling, public affairs, speech and op-ed writing, message development, media training, and website development. She is the former Director of Communications for NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund (NOW LDEF). She is a former board member of YouthBASE, an HIV/AIDS education organization for at-risk youth and Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund. Vivian received her B.A. from William Paterson University and her M.A. from New York University.

Anna Wadia, Program Consultant, has dedicated her career to empowering low-income communities to create and improve jobs and have a voice in local and national policy. With almost 20 years experience in domestic and international philanthropy and economic development, Anna specializes in strategic program planning and evaluation, social change philanthropy, integrated technical assistance planning and delivery, and public policy research.

Anna ’s recent projects include: a mid-course assessment of an $18 million Ford Foundation initiative to improve the quality of low-wage jobs by expanding the availability of government and employer-provided work supports; an analysis of the feasibility of expanding the pool of funders supporting improvements in caregiving and human services frontline jobs (for the Ms. Foundation for Women, in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson and Annie E. Casey Foundations); co-authoring a paper on strategies to improve the quality of jobs and the quality of care in the child care and home health care fields for the Ms. Foundation; an assessment of the most effective strategies Ms. Foundation grantees have used to promote the sustainability of women’s microenterprises and social purpose businesses; and an analysis of domestic and international strategies to promote women’s economic empowerment for the Women’s Funding Network.

Prior to launching her consulting business, Anna led the Ms. Foundation’s efforts to improve women’s economic security. She managed one of the country’s leading national funding collaboratives, the Collaborative Fund for Women’s Economic Development, that has directed over $10 million since 1991 to create jobs for low-income women. Anna managed a consensus-based grant selection process with over twenty funders, designed and organized a range of technical assistance opportunities for grantees, and worked with evaluators to document lessons learned. She also spearheaded the Ms. Foundation’s 2004 voter engagement initiative.

Before coming to the Ms. Foundation, Anna worked in international development, where she was a Program Officer in the Africa and Middle East Program of the Ford Foundation and worked in West Africa and Southern Africa for Catholic Relief Services.

Anna co-authored Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs: How Eleven Women Escaped Poverty and Became Their Own Bosses, published by Westview Press, as well as several reports on best practices in microenterprise development. Anna has also organized and presented at numerous conferences and training workshops for foundations and practitioner organizations.

She earned her BA from Yale University in 1984 and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

Last night I attended a dynamic panel hosted by Legal Momentum on Women’s Economic Equality: The Next Frontier in Women’s Rights.  The brilliant panelists duked it out, discussing the current economic situation, its impact on women, and in what directions we should be heading. 

Legal Momentum President, Irasema Garza, discussed the frustration that while historic legal victories were secured decades ago, this hasn’t translated into systematic equality for the majority of women in the U.S.  Women continue to be steered away from training opportunities, segregated into low-wage jobs, and are 42% more likely to be poor than men. In the midst of this stalemate came a ray of sunshine: the election of Obama.  With this historic election comes the opportunity to set new goals, reframe old debates, and shift the focus of our advocacy.  In this light, Legal Momentum is calling for a Second Bill of Rights for Women.  The bill must provide pathways to employment for women through job training and education; secure rights and supports to ensure women earn a living wage; ensure that public benefits provide an adequate safety net; and expand legal rights and support services for survivors of domestic violence.

Heather Boushey brought her economic expertise from the Center for American Progress and laid out the current stark reality:

  • Seven states have unemployment rates over 10% 
  • 20,000 jobs are lost every day
  • Half of the people who lost their jobs don’t get unemployment
  • There are 12.5 million people out of work
  • For every job opening there are four people actively seeking work

Heather pointed out that in this new economic context, traditional policy tools are no longer an option: there is no room for monetary policy to get us out.  Despite the direness of the situation, Heather offers some hope.  4 out of 5 jobs lost have been men’s jobs leaving many families with an earner who receives only 78 cents on the dollar. “If ever there was a moment to push pay equity,” Heather said, “this is the moment.”  Heather also said that we need to start thinking about what we want the next recovery package to look like now, so that it doesn’t catch us off guard.

Mimi Abramovitz found that the economic stimulus package put women back on the agenda in two significant ways. First, by ensuring that there were more service ready (typically women’s) jobs as well as shovel ready jobs.  Second, by modernizing unemployment insurance.  Mimi pointed to a recent New York Times article that proved the effectiveness of investing in social infrastructure. Furthermore, unemployment insurance is based on traditional, antiquated notions of gender roles that do not recognize the realities of women’s lives.  The inclusion of social infrastructure investment and modernizing unemployment insurance are giant steps in the right direction.  The U.S. will not have a sustainable economic recovery unless women are taken into account.  Therefore, Mimi urged people to be vigilant in monitoring the implementation of the stimulus package. 

Finally, Linda Hirshman expressed frustration with the mainstream media’s blinders regarding the impact of the economic crisis on women.  She wants to find a way to wake-up the media and get them to pay attention to insightful thinkers such as Mimi and Heather.  People simply aren’t talking enough about women in an economic context.  Linda, however, offered some starting points. She recommended that everyone read Nancy Folbre’s weekly blog in the New York Times and check out Susan Feiner’s blog on the economy.

During the question and answer discussion, panelists frequently respectfully disagreed with each other.  While Irasema argued we must double our efforts to get women into non-traditional jobs—which pay better and offer more substantial benefits packages—Heather expressed concern that we would be preparing women for jobs that are never coming back. 

One thing they all agreed on: we need to get this information out there and into the public.  People suggested writing to Paul Krugman insisting he include women in his analysis.  Audience members also pointed to wonderful groups already doing the work of spreading news vital to women’s lives: The Women’s Media Center, Women’s eNews and She Source. Check out these sources and the next time you notice women aren’t being included in a vital debate, write in to your local newspapers!

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Women have made significant progress in the work force and private sector, but the glass ceiling is still firmly in place, particularly at senior levels of decision-making and management. Businesses are now recognizing the importance of diversity and including a wider range of talents and perspectives at all levels of management and they are offering networking, mentoring and other services to improve recruitment and retention of women and people of color. Although women represent a significant number of small business owners, women-run businesses capture only a small percentage of capital investments and government contracts. re:gender's network is working to close these gaps by focusing attention on equal opportunity, educational parity, career options, promotions, networking and work/life balance as well as other critical issues. Explore the resources listed below, including Related Categories links, or use the Keyword Search for more information.

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2551. Paris

2552. parity

2553. Parker

2554. parks

2555. Parliament

2556. parole

2557. part-time

2561. patents

2565. Patsy Mink

2566. patterson

2568. Paul Stern

2570. Pax

2571. Pax World

2572. pay

2574. pay equity

2575. pay equity

2576. pay gap

2577. Paycheck

2585. peach

2587. Pell Grant

2589. Pelosi

2590. Pembroke

2596. pensions

2600. PepsiCo

2601. Peraino

2602. Peratis

2607. Perkins

2613. personhood

2615. pew

2616. Pew Center

2617. Pew report

2619. Pew Study

2620. Ph.D.

2621. PhD

2624. philosophy

2626. photos

2630. physicians

2631. physics

2632. pill

2635. pipeline

2638. plan b

2642. Plyler

2643. Pogrebin

2644. police

2647. policies

2648. policy

2661. politics

2662. politics

2665. poll

2666. pollution

2668. poltics

2671. population

2672. porn

2680. Poverty

2681. poverty

2684. Povinelli

2685. power

2687. PPFA

2690. pregnancy

2693. pregnant

2695. prejudice

2696. premiums

2699. President

2709. prevention

2712. Pride

2715. Primers

2716. Prince

2717. Princeton

2718. prison

2720. prisoners

2721. prisons

2722. privacy

2725. pro-choice

2726. pro-life

2727. probation

2731. professor

2732. professors

2733. profiling

2735. programs

2736. progress

2737. promotion

2738. Prop 2

2742. Prosevski

2744. protest

2745. protest

2746. Protestant

2748. Prudential

2749. PSEW

2752. psychology

2753. PTSD

2768. publishers

2769. pundit

2770. purdah

2771. purses

2772. Q-Wave

2776. queer

2780. Quinn

2781. Quiroz

2782. quota

2783. quotas

2784. Raab

2786. Rabbis

2787. Rabinowitz

2788. race

2791. racial

2799. racing

2800. racism

2802. Radford

2805. radicalism

2806. Radin

2807. radio

2808. raises

2809. Ramdas

2811. Rankin

2812. ranking

2813. rankings

2814. rao gupta

2815. rape

2816. rape kits

2817. rape test

2818. Rape-aXe

2819. rates

2820. Re:Gender

2821. Re:Gender

2825. reality tv

2826. Reb

2827. Rebecca

2829. reception

2830. recession

2833. record

2834. recovery

2837. refugees

2838. Regalado

2839. regional

2841. regulators

2846. religion

2849. removed

2850. Renicker

2851. Rent

2853. report

2872. research

2873. research

2878. resilience

2879. Resnik

2880. resolution

2882. resource

2883. respect

2884. RespectRx

2885. responses

2887. restaurant

2889. retention

2890. reticker

2891. retirees

2892. retirement

2893. retirement

2896. Richards

2897. Rickard

2898. right

2899. right wing

2901. rights

2902. Riley

2903. Rio 20

2904. Rios

2909. risks

2911. rivalry

2912. ROC

2913. roche

2914. Rodriguez

2915. Roe

2916. roe v wade

2917. Rogers

2920. romance

2921. Romania

2922. Ron Paul

2923. Ross

2924. Royal Baby

2925. rural

2929. russell

2930. Russia

2931. Rutgers

2934. Rwanda

2935. Ryder

2936. Saadawi

2937. Sachs

2938. Sackler

2939. safety

2941. SAGE

2942. Sagrestano

2943. Sahki

2945. SAKHI

2946. Salander

2947. salary

2949. salutation

2952. same-sex

2958. Sangeeta

2959. sanitation

2960. Santorum

2968. SB 1070

2969. SB1070

2970. SB7

2971. scholars

2972. school

2973. schools

2974. Schulman

2975. Schwab

2976. science

2980. scientists

2981. SCOTUS

2982. screening

2983. sdfsd

2984. sdfsdf

2986. seats

2987. SEC

2991. security

2992. security

2998. Sen

3000. Senate

3001. senators

3003. Senegal

3004. sequester

3006. Serbia

3007. service

3010. sex

3011. sex

3014. sex change

3018. sex object

3022. sex roles

3025. sex slaves

3028. sex work

3031. sexism

3033. sexting

3048. sexuality

3054. Shane

3058. She Writes

3059. Sheinberg

3060. shelters

3061. sherrod

3063. Shifman

3064. shift work

3066. shoes

3067. shomaker

3068. shooting

3072. sick

3073. sick days

3074. sick leave

3075. Sida

3078. silicone

3080. Simeone

3081. simmons

3084. Simpson

3085. Singapore

3086. single

3094. Siri

3095. SIROW

3096. sisterhood

3097. SisterSong

3101. slang

3102. slavery

3103. slaves

3104. sleep

3105. Slovakia

3106. slowdown

3107. slums

3109. smart

3111. SMCR

3112. SME

3113. Smeal

3114. Smith

3117. smokers

3118. smoking

3119. SNAP

3120. SNAP

3121. sneakers

3122. soccer

3148. society

3154. Sodexo

3156. soldiers

3158. solidarity

3159. Soliman

3160. Solis

3161. Somalia

3163. son

3164. Sotomayor

3165. South

3168. South Asia

3172. southwest

3174. space

3176. SPARK

3177. Spatz

3178. speakers

3181. speech

3182. Speeches

3184. Spender

3185. Spicuglia

3187. SPM

3190. sponsors

3191. sport

3192. sports

3193. sports

3194. sports bra

3197. spouses

3198. Squibb

3199. Sri Lanka

3203. stalking

3206. standards

3207. Stanford

3209. Stanley

3210. start-ups

3216. states

3217. statics

3218. Statistics

3220. status

3224. STDs

3225. Stein

3226. Steinem

3227. STEM

3228. STEM

3232. Stevens

3233. Stimpson

3234. stimulus

3236. stocks

3239. strategy

3241. stress

3244. stroke

3249. students

3252. Sturm

3255. submarines

3258. subsidies

3260. Sudan

3261. sue

3262. suffrage

3263. Sugerman

3264. suicide

3266. Summit

3268. SUNY

3269. Super Bowl

3271. Superbowl

3272. SuperPACs

3276. support

3278. surnames

3279. survey

3281. survivors

3285. Susan Rice

3289. Swayze

3290. Sweden

3291. swine flu

3294. Syria

3295. system

3296. tabloids

3297. Taiwan

3299. talent

3300. Taliban

3301. Tamil

3302. tampons

3303. TANF

3304. TANF

3305. Tanzania

3307. Tat Marina

3308. tax breaks

3309. tax credit

3311. tax cuts

3312. tax policy

3313. tax reform

3314. Tax Relief

3315. taxes

3316. taxes

3317. Taylor

3318. Tchen

3319. Tea Party

3320. teachers

3321. teamwork

3322. technology

3325. teen

3330. teenagers

3331. teens

3332. television

3336. Tenneson

3337. Tennessee

3338. tennis

3339. tenure

3340. terrorism

3341. terrorists

3342. test

3344. Texas

3348. text

3349. Thailand

3353. the l life

3359. The Talk

3361. theater

3362. theory

3363. Third Wave

3365. Thukral

3368. time

3370. Titile IX

3371. Title IV

3372. Title IX

3373. Title VII

3374. Title X

3375. toilets

3376. Tolman

3377. top

3381. toys

3382. trade

3383. trademarks

3384. traders

3385. trades

3387. trading

3388. tradition

3393. training

3394. training

3396. traits

3397. trans

3412. treasurer

3413. Treasury

3414. trees

3415. trends

3417. Tribute

3420. triggers

3421. Trinidad

3423. Tripp

3424. trucking

3425. True Child

3427. truth

3428. TSA

3429. Tuck

3430. tuition

3431. Tulane

3433. Tunesia

3434. Tunisia

3435. Turkey

3436. tv

3438. TVPA

3439. TWHP

3440. Twitter

3441. TX

3442. U.K.

3443. U.N.

3445. U.N. Women

3448. UAE

3449. ubinas

3450. UC Davis

3452. UCLA

3453. UCSC

3454. UDHR

3455. Uganda

3456. UI

3457. UK

3459. Ukraine

3460. ultrasound

3462. UN

3464. UN Women

3469. UNDESA

3473. UNDP

3477. UNESCO

3478. UNICEF

3479. UNIFEM

3480. uninsured

3482. union

3483. unions

3492. university

3505. unmarried

3509. UNSC 1325

3511. Urban

3514. US

3517. USAID

3518. USC

3519. USIP

3520. USTA

3521. Utah State

3523. Uzbec

3525. vaccine

3526. vagina

3530. Valian

3531. values

3532. Vancouver

3533. Vanguard

3535. Vatican

3536. VAW

3537. VAWA

3538. VAWC

3539. VBACs

3540. veil

3543. veteran

3544. veterans

3545. vets

3547. victims

3548. violence

3549. violence

3557. virginity

3558. virtual

3559. Visa

3560. Vision

3561. volunteers

3562. Vostral

3563. vote

3564. voter

3565. voters

3566. voting

3568. vulva

3569. wage

3571. wage gap

3572. wages

3573. Wagner

3574. waiters

3575. waitresses

3576. waitstaff

3577. Wal-Mart

3578. Waldfogel

3580. Walmart

3583. war

3584. war crimes

3587. Ward

3588. Warner

3589. Warren

3590. warriors

3591. Washington

3595. water

3597. Watson

3598. Waxman

3599. WCEIA

3600. wealth

3603. wealth gap

3606. webinar

3607. website

3608. WEDO

3609. WEEA

3611. WEF

3612. weight

3614. Weisberg

3615. Weldon

3616. WeLEAD

3617. welfare

3622. well-being

3623. wellesley

3626. wellness

3629. West Bank

3632. WFN

3633. WFNet

3634. WFNetwork

3635. WGRI

3638. White

3644. whitepaper

3646. Widows

3647. Wikipedia

3648. Williams

3649. Wilson

3651. wine

3653. winemakers

3654. Winslow

3655. Wisconsin

3656. WISER

3658. wives

3659. WMC

3660. WNBA

3661. WOCPN

3662. Wolfe

3663. woman

3665. women

3666. women

3795. womenomics

3800. work

3802. work first

3811. workforce

3821. workplace

3828. workshop

3829. workshops

3830. world

3832. World Bank

3833. World Cup

3839. WOW

3840. WPO

3841. WREI

3842. WRIN

3843. writers

3844. writing

3845. WSJ

3846. WSRC

3847. WST

3848. WSU

3849. WuDunn

3850. Yahoo

3851. Yemen

3852. Yeung

3859. YOWLI

3860. YWCA

3861. zahidi

3863. Zambrana

3864. Zandi

3865. Zapata

3866. Zare

3867. Zehner

3868. Zeilinger

3869. Zimbabwe

3870. Zionism

3882. Fast Fact

3885. Girls

3888. Health

3903. Communications, Culture & Society

Popular culture and communications have a powerful influence on how gender roles are perceived and stereotypes perpetuated across society. Re:Gender and its members uncover and counter misinformation providing context and analysis about the accuracy of how the daily lives, responsibilities and realities of women and girls are represented and interpreted in the media. Efforts are also focused on increasing opportunities for women commentators and opinion leaders to influence public perceptions and debate. Explore the resources listed below, including Related Categories links, or use the Keyword Search for more information.

3918. Economic Development & Security

Women are active players driving the economy, nationally and globally. They are important breadwinners for their families, grow most of the world’s food and are entering the formal and informal sectors of the labor market in increasing numbers. Despite their enormous contributions, women are still largely absent from leadership positions and their voices and perspectives are often missing from economic policymaking at the local, regional, national and international levels. To promote their wellbeing, women need access to adequate income and quality education to support themselves and their families. Women still earn less than men and make up a disproportionate number of the poor, both nationally and globally. In the United States, women’s wellbeing and advancement depend on their access to basic services, opportunities and safety nets, such as paid sick leave, affordable child care and elder care, advanced education, health care and adequate housing. Explore the resources listed below, including Related Categories links, or use the Keyword Search for more information.

3923. Education & Education Reform

Women and girls have made substantial progress in educational attainment. Today in the US women receive more than half of all college degrees – and have almost achieved parity with men in advanced degrees in law, medicine and other disciplines. But several gaps persist, and more importantly, disparities remain among diverse women according to race, income, immigrant status and other socio-economic factors. Improving access to quality education for all students including adolescent girls and mothers needs to become a national and global priority. Explore the resources listed below, including Related Categories links, or use the Keyword Search for more information.

3924. Environment, Sustainability & Energy

Gender is a leading factor for understanding the intersections of the environment, sustainability and energy. The poor (disproportionately women) are at a particular disadvantage from environmental degradation and lack of access to clean water and adequate, affordable energy. Women’s primary role in agricultural production, food preparation and water and fuel collection positions them as vital partners in building and implementing sound environmental policies. Investing in women is one of the most effective ways to advance sustainable development and fight global climate change. The diverse roles and needs of women must be recognized and addressed in programs ranging from rural development to green job creation and urban revitalization. Explore the resources listed below, including Related Categories links, or use the Keyword Search for more information.

3925. Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Re:Gender’s work on behalf of women and girls is based on the principle that equality must take into account diversity and inclusion to bring about a society that is more just for all. Diversity includes, but is not limited to, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, social class, sexual orientation, age, ability and political perspective. Explore the resources listed below, including Related Categories links, or use the Keyword Search for more information. For a review of Regender's Diversity & Inclusion Program click here

3926. Globalization, Human Rights & Security

Women make up a majority of the world’s poor; more than half of immigrants, refugees and casualties of armed conflicts; and they are often the first to feel the brunt of economic, political, environmental and humanitarian crises. At the same time, women are essential partners for promoting conflict resolution, reducing extremism and promoting post-conflict reconstruction and sustainable development. However, governments and international organizations often overlook the significant contributions and vital perspectives of women and girls, thereby undermining effective security policies and peace-building initiatives. Human rights advocates and security experts are calling for more efforts to invest in women, implement gender-sensitive laws and policies and ensure that women are included at decision-making tables. Explore the resources listed below, including Related Categories links, or use the Keyword Search for more information.

3927. Health, Reproductive Rights & Sexuality

Full equality for women and girls can be attained only when they have the information and services they need to lead healthy lives and make informed and independent decisions about their health, reproductive health and sexuality. Health for women depends on many factors, including access to safe water and nutritious food; affordable care and insurance; disease prevention and access to comprehensive reproductive and maternal health services; and awareness and support for women with HIV/AIDS and other diseases and disabilities. Health is not limited to physical well-being but extends to sexuality, mental health and body image as well. Explore the resources listed below, including Related Categories links, or use the Keyword Search for more information.

3928. Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Since the 2001 release of Re:Gender's (formerly NCRW) seminal publication "Balancing the Equation: Where Are Women and Girls in Science, Engineering and Technology?" women have made significant strides in STEM-related studies and careers. However, progress in some areas has fallen short, particularly in technical fields – engineering, biochemistry and computer science/technology – in which women are still largely under-represented. The barriers and obstacles to women’s advancement are numerous and complex including gender bias, lack of mentoring and economic hardship. Efforts need to be stepped up to reduce these constraints. Explore the resources listed below, including Related Categories links, or use the Keyword Search for more information.

3929. Violence

Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic that is a human rights and public health issue as well as a major cause of death and disability. The prevalence of violence transcends boundaries of race, class, culture, social status and religion. UNIFEM estimates that six out of every ten women will experience some form of physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime. Violations can occur at home, in the workplace or in public. Of rising concern is the systematic use of rape and sexual assault as weapons of armed conflict, terror and intimidation. One of the most common forms of violence against women is intimate partner violence. There are also variations in the types of violence against women which include but are not limited to: human trafficking, dating violence, sexual assault, emotional and verbal abuse, and customary practices such as female genital mutilation and so-called “honor killings” and other forms of femicide. Re:Gender and its network members are working along with international partners to raise awareness about efforts to reduce and eliminate the scourge of violence.

3930. Women's & Girls' Leadership

From prime ministers to grass roots organizers, women and girls are attaining leadership positions in increasing numbers across government, civil society and the economy. But the glass ceiling is still firmly in place in many countries including in the US, where women are still vastly under-represented in government and senior leadership positions. Explore the resources listed below, including Related Categories links, or use the Keyword Search for more information.