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Beverly Guy Sheftall, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Women's Research and Resource Center and the Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women's Studies at Spelman College.  She is also adjunct professor at Emory University's Institute for Women's Studies where she teaches graduate courses. At the age of sixteen, she entered Spelman College where she majored in English and minored in secondary education.  After graduation with honors, she attended Wellesley College for a fifth year of study in English.  In 1968, she entered Atlanta to pursue a master's degree in English; her thesis was entitled, "Faulkner's Treatment of Women in His Major Novels."  A year later she began her first teaching job in the Department of English at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Atlanta, GA
United States
33° 44' 56.382" N, 84° 23' 16.7352" W

Institute for Women's Leadership

The Institute for Women's Leadership is a consortium of teaching, research, and public service units of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The institute and its members are dedicated to examining leadership issues and advancing women's leadership in all arenas of public life – locally, nationally and globally. The interaction among the member units of the consortium encourages scholarly and practical explorations of how institutions are structured by gender, race and ethnicity, socio-economic status and promotes new understanding of women's leadership for social change. 

Contact

162 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8555
Ph. 848-932-1463
Fx. 732-932-4739
http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~iwl
iwl@rci.rutgers.edu


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Principal Staff

Alison R. Bernstein, Director
Ph. (848) 932-8444
E-mail: arb179@rci.rutgers.edu

Lisa Hetfield, Associate Director and Director of Development
Ph. (848) 932-8447
E-mail: lisahet@rci.rutgers.edu

Mary K. Trigg, Director of Leadership Programs and Research
Ph. (848) 932-8456
E-mail: trigg@rci.rutgers.edu

Connie A. Ellis, Corporate Programs Director
Ph. (848) 932-8457
E-mail: ellisc@rci.rutgers.edu

Sasha Wood Taner, Associate Director, Leadership Programs and Research
Ph. (848) 932-8458
E-mail: sdwood@rci.rutgers.edu

Gail Reilly, Department Administrator
Ph. (848) 932-8449
E-mail: gareilly@rci.rutgers.edu
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Featured Events

Employment Opportunities

Projects & Campaigns

WINGS

Eight-month, memntoring program that  links Rutgers undergraduates with senior professional women.  

CLASP

Five-week, Rutgers undergraduate summer service-learning program which places students in social justice internships.

Visiting Scholars Program

Programs sponsored by the institute and consortium members for guest scholars, researchers, and others to visit Rutgers.

Executive Leadership Program

Intensive workshop series for women leaders holding senior-level positions in industry, the professions and nonprofit organizations.

Leadership Scholars Program

Two-year, 19 credit Rutgers undergraduate certificate program in women's leadership.


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Reports & Resources

Books and Monographs 

Mary S. Hartman, ed., Talking Leadership: Conversations with Powerful Women (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1999). 

Winnifred R. Brown-Glaude, ed., Doing Diversity in Higher Education: Faculty Leaders Share Challenges and Strategies (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2008). 

Mary K. Trigg, ed., Leading the Way: Young Women's Activism for Social Change (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2010). 

Reports

Women Leaders Count began as an Institute research project in 1993, was reborn in the fall of 2001 as a research partnership between Rutgers’ Institute for Women’s Leadership and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, the Division on Women, and is once again a stand-alone research project at the IWL. The reports in the series focus on the status of New Jersey women in key areas of demographics and activism, work, education, health, poverty, the law, and violence against women. Since 2007, the Institute has published Women’s Leadership Fact Sheets as part of the project, and will continue to publish occasional reports. By bringing together available data, analyzing demographic trends, and identifying research gaps, we hope that Women Leaders Count will serve as a valuable tool to inform equitable policies and effective programs and increase public awareness of women’s leadership progress and challenges. 

Published Issues of Women Leaders Count Reports

“Challenge and Change: Younger and Older Women in New Jersey”

Focuses on factors pertinent to the lives of both younger and older women in the state and discusses how families and living arrangements, economics and work, health, education, and political participation differently affect women at various stages of their lives.

“Substance Abuse and Its Effects on Women”

In New Jersey, women make up one-third of admissions to treatment facilities for substance abuse, and the percentage of women among those incarcerated for drug-related offenses has increased. “Substance Abuse and Its Effects on Women” considers the gender-specific issues of childcare, female-headed households, and the implications these have for women’s drug abuse and recovery.

“New Jersey Women: Who Are We? How Are We Faring?”

“New Jersey Women”: Who Are We? How Are We Faring?” presents “vital statistics” on women’s status in New Jersey in the areas of population, age, immigration, marriage and marital status, families and households, education, work, and political representation, and considers future trends for women in the state.

“Boxed In and Breaking Out: New Jersey Women and Work in the 1990s”—Caroline Jacobus (November 1993)

“More and More on Their Own: Demographic Trends of New Jersey Women”—Caroline Jacobus (March 1993) 


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Center News

Opportunities, Grants & Fellowships

Visiting Scholars Program

Programs sponsored by the Institute and Consortium Members for guest scholars, researchers, and others to visit Rutgers.

Mary S. Hartman Women's Leadership Opportunity Fund at the Institute for Women's Leadership

The purpose of this Fund is to provide Rutgers undergraduate students with opportunities to expand their education beyond the classroom through academic conferences, internships, research experiences, national summit meetings, leadership training, and skills workshops.


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THE GIRLS REPORT: What We Know & Need to Know About Growing Up Female

"Seven years ago the National Council for Research on Women and its member centers issued major reports on the status of girls in society, in schools, and in youth organizations in the United States. Since then, university researchers and popular writers have focussed attention on girls. The Girls Report is a fresh and timely look at every aspect of life for girls as we look toward the new millenium.

"If the reports in the early 1990s struck a chord of concern and a call to action, the tone of this report is optimism and activism. As we say at Girls Incorporated, girls are strong, smart and bold unless society puts barriers in their way. Lynn Phillips and the National Council staff have captured the strength, the energy, and the possibilities of girls on their way to becoming young women, while calling on the rest of us to be vigilant in supporting girls' high hopes and expectations for their own achievement."

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The Girls Report surveys current studies on girls, mapping theoretical debates, countering popular myths with recent research findings, and highlighting successful programs serving diverse populations. Chapters on education, health, self-esteem, violence, sexuality, and economic realities conclude with clear recommendations for action. A comprehensive bibliography offers resources to educators, researchers, policymakers, and all concerned with increasing opportunities for girls.

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MISSING Information About Women's Lives

National researchers, policymakers, and the media have voiced major concerns in recent weeks about a pattern of distorting knowledge-based information and science in the service of political goals under the current administration. Now, the National Council for Research on Women, now Re:Gender, brings you the story from the women's research and policy perspective.

The Report
MISSING: Information About Women's Lives is a 24-page report that documents how crucial data on women and girls is disappearing. Download the report in PDF format (PDF, 408 KB) or order a copy ($10 plus shipping).

Executive Summary
To download the executive summary in PDF format, click here (PDF, 172 KB).

Press Release

Teaser: 

Over the past few years, vital data has been deleted, buried, distorted, or has otherwise gone missing from government websites and publications. The National Council for Research on Women, now Re:Gender has documented in this report, the deletion and omission of such information and outlined how these actions directly affect women's lives.

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