Women's Networks

Breaking through the glass ceiling is greatly facilitated when women help other women gain entrance and momentum through the career pipeline. Formal and informal networks are critical for paving the way. NCRW’s Corporate Circle fosters networking among corporate leaders to help them strategize, navigate career paths and develop leadership skills, as well as build new relationships and partnerships across companies and industries. NCRW’s Emerging Leaders Network is another initiative that is reinforcing relationships among young professionals. Our networks can be particularly useful across sectors bringing the latest data, trends and analysis to decision-makers and future leaders.

Register for CSD-18

05/03/2010 - 05/14/2010

The 18th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-18) is a review session focusing on five thematic areas: Transport, Waste Management, Chemicals, Mining, and the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption & Production Patterns (SCP). If you need accreditation, please contact us ASAP: WEDO will be pleased to add you to our delegation list if you send your full name, organization, title, full contact information and a short description of your work to eleanor@wedo.org. Stay tuned to our website for event announcements - We look forward to seeing you at CSD!

Location: UN Headquarters, New York

Out of the Shadows: Immigrant Women and Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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Too often, discussions about Comprehensive Immigration Reform fail to acknowledge the important economic contributions of the more than 18.9 million foreign-born women currently residing and working in the United States. 

Speaking from Experience: The Power of the Consciousness-Raising Group

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Speaker: Janet Freedman

Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Location:  Lecture Hall, Epstein Building

Contact: Rosa Di Virgilio Taormina, 781-736-8111, taormina@brandeis.edu

Miami's Operation Jungle Red II: Raising awareness of violence against women

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Women's Studies Program


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Women of ALPFA's 4th Annual Latina Summit

05/20/2010 - 05/21/2010

Latinas Empowered by Women in Power: A Rise of a New Generation of Leadership in America

Sponsored by Women of ALPFA, Sanchez & Santiago, The Center for Women and Enterprise in collaboration with Babson's Center for Women's Leadership.

Barriers to Women Working in the Federal Government

Women in the federal workforce still are experiencing discrimination, as well as a lack of adequate mentoring and training opportunities to successfully move up through the ranks of the federal government. Women still account for only 29.95% of the Senior Executive Service (SES), a number that has only increased by less than a percentage point in each of the last three years. Yet they represent 44% of the federal workforce overall.


Biobehavioral Responses to Stress in Females: Tend-and-Befriend, Not Fight-or-Flight

The human stress response has been characterized, both physiologically and behaviorally, as "fight-orflight."
Although fight-or-flight may characterize the primary physiological responses to stress for both males and females, we propose that, behaviorally, females' responses are more marked by a pattern of "tend-and-befriend." Tending involves nurturant activities designed to protect the self and offspring that promote safety and reduce distress; befriending is the creation and maintenance of social networks that may aid in this process. The biobehavioral mechanism that underlies the tend-and-befriend pattern appears to draw on the attachment-caregiving system, and neuroendocrine evidence from animal and human studies suggests that oxytocin, in conjunction with female reproductive hormones and endogenous opioid peptide mechanisms, may be at its core. This previously unexplored stress regulatory system has manifold implications for the study of stress.


WeLEAD: Professional Development


WeLEAD Professional Development Training Session.

Location: Ward Circle 103

For more information on the event please contact Ava Lubell (202) 885-6273.


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