The National Council for Research on Women with support from the American Express Foundation will host a one-year (2010-2011) program to support emerging leaders in the non-profit sector. The 35 fellows will receive mentorship and training in areas such as human resources management, securing organizational resources, and ‘leading from the middle’ (as opposed to top-down strategies). Entitled Building the Next Generation of Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector, the program will train 35 entry- to mid-level managers who were selected out of a pool of more than 250 applicants. Representing a variety of backgrounds, the 35 selected fellows come from a wide range of organizations including 13 NCRW Member Centers, and 10 different states.
On paper, began Linda Basch, President of the National Council for Research on Women, the numbers look good. Yet, said Basch, “The glass ceiling remains virtually shatterproof. We’ve reached stasis in too many areas.” The National Council for Research on Women, along with the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College, Catalyst, Demos, Women’s Forum, Inc., and Women 4 Citi hosted “The Power of Women’s Leadership” to explore the lack of women in leadership positions, why we need them there, and how to fix it.
The Emerging Leaders Network of the National Council for Research on Women invites you to an exclusive networking and wine tasting event for young professional women in New York City. Tuesday, June 15, 6:00pm--8:00pm,
Bottle Rocket, 5 W. 19th Street, (between 5th and 6th Aves.)
The Emerging Leaders Network supports entry to mid-level professionals in their efforts to develop leadership skills and build partnerships. The Network is currently developing programs relevant to both the corporate and nonprofit sectors.
Entry fee for the Emerging Leaders Wine Tasting is $25 per person, payable in advance, by check or credit card, or payable by cash, check or credit card the night of the event.
Please RSVP to Lisa Rast via email at Lrast@ncrw.org, or fax to (212)785-7350.
Help us spread the word to Emerging Leaders in Nonprofits:
NCRW is pleased to announce a new project focused on Building the Next Generation of Women Leaders in the Nonprofit Sector. Funded by the American Express Foundation, the program will encourage young women to enter the nonprofit arena, and provide training and sustained support to become leaders.
The Women's Programs Office (WPO) works to improve the status, health, and well-being of women psychologists and consumers of psychological services by:
Promoting those aspects of psychology that involve solutions to the fundamental problems of human justice and equitable and fair treatment of all segments of society;
Encouraging the utilization and dissemination of psychological knowledge to advance equal opportunity and to foster empowerment of those who do not share equitably in society's resources;
Increasing scientific understanding and training in regard to those aspects that pertain to, but are not limited to, culture, class, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age and discrimination; and to support improving educational training opportunities for all persons.
Inequity to Equity: Promoting Health and Wellness for Women with Disabilities A two-day national conference on October 17-18, 2011 which highlighted special issues concerning women with disabilities, including health disparities, disease prevention, health promotion and maintenance, heath conditions, reproductive health, psychological health, abuse, access to care and services, and health equity.
Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology
The Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology: Year Two commenced in earnest on August 4, 2009 with a day-long workshop held in Toronto, Canada just prior to the APA Convention. The goal of this leadership program is to prepare, support, and empower women psychologists as leaders to promote positive changes in institutional and organizational life and increase the diversity, number, and effectiveness of women psychologists as leaders.
One of the primary priorities of the Institute is to ensure that leadership training opportunities are available for mid-career and senior women psychologists in all of their diversities, including race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability.
This task force report explores the characteristics, roles and status of women psychologists working in academic settings and documents the continued need for improvement in women's standing in academic institutions. (2000).
This report by the Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training in Psychology Task Force/Textbook Initiative Work Group Provides suggestions and examples for publishers, authors, and instructors in order to help them advance psychology as an inclusive science. (2003).
It's common for women to experience the "baby blues" -- feeling stressed, sad, anxious, lonely, tired, or weepy -- following their baby's birth. Whether your symptoms are mild or sever, recovery is possible with proper treatment.
Postpartum Depression (PPD) is a serious mental health problem characterized by a prolonged period of emotional disturbance, occurring at a time of major life change and increased responsibilities in the care of a newborn infant. PPD can have significant consequences for both the new mother and family.
This report outlines the proceedings and recommendations resulting from the 2000 Summit, which brought together more than 35 internationally renowned experts from a variety of disciplines to provide a state-of-the-art review of research findings on women and depression. (2000)
This report provides data on the numbers of women participating as members and serving in leadership roles in psychology, including in divisions; in state associations; on the boards and committees that make up APA's governance structure; in the publications process as editors, associate editors, and reviewers; and in APA's central office. (2006).
This briefing paper provides a summary of recent research on the powerful and negative impact of mental health problems, such as depression, and on the high prevalence of mental health problems among poor women.
This report looks at the real causes of poverty among women and what the scientific research tells us about issues such as domestic violence, education and training, the structure of work and workplace benefits, child care, and physical and mental health care. (1998).
Publication of this CWP anniversary report was made possible by the generous contributions of time, memories, and photographs by current and former members and friends of the Committee.
If sex enters into the psychotherapy relationship (1989) — Not available
A reprint of an article originally published by the CWP to help patients understand the impact of sex with their psychotherapist and provide information on resources available should such a relationship occur.
The CWP proposed a new initiative to focus on older women within the profession of psychology and within society. This grew out of the committee’s concern that the U.S. population is aging and that the majority of older people are women.
This is a report of the Division 35 Task Force on Women, Poverty and Public Assistance providing information on key areas of welfare reform that should be addressed, sympathetically interpreted or amended in the legislation current at that time in order to ensure the long-term goal of self-sufficiency for women on public assistance.
The APA Task Force on Mental Health and Abortion reached its conclusions after evaluating all of the empirical studies published in English in peer-reviewed journals since 1989 that compared the mental health of women who had an induced abortion to comparison groups of women, or that examined factors that predict mental health among women who have had an elective abortion in the United States. The task force, formed in 2006, was charged with collecting, examining and summarizing the scientific research addressing mental health factors associated with abortion, including the psychological responses following abortion.
Report of the Task Force on the Changing Gender Composition of Psychology (1995) — Not available
This report describes a study that assessed the significance and implications of the increase in the number of women entering the discipline of psychology over two decades.
Journalists, child advocacy organizations, parents and psychologists have argued that the sexualization of girls is a broad and increasing problem and is harmful to girls. The APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls was formed in response to these expressions of public concern.
This report outlines the proceedings and recommendations resulting from the 2000 Summit, which brought together more than 35 internationally renowned experts from a variety of disciplines to provide a state-of-the-art review of research findings on women and depression, make recommendations on how these findings can be reflected in health policy and incorporated into practice, and generate a targeted research agenda on women and depression.
This publication considers the characteristics, roles and status of women psychologists working in academic settings and documents the continued need for improvement in women's standing in academic institutions.
This report examines the number of women in APA, their distribution across the subfields of psychology and their representation in the APA.
Women Psychologists in Academe: Mixed Progress, Unwarranted Complacency (2001) — Not available
This American Psychologist article summarizes and updates the report of the Task Force on the Status of Women in Academe (APA Task Force on Women in Academe, 2000), a group established by the APA Council of Representatives "to delineate and evaluate issues associated with recruitment, retention, and progress of women psychologists throughout their careers in academe."
This brochure highlights the psychological consequences of intimate partner violence, the forms of psychological aggression, how to screen/recognize signs of violence, as well as safety planning information.
This document outlines actions of APA's Council of Representatives over the past 30 years in response to the issues raised in the historic 52 demands relating to resolutions that dealt with employment, education, child and healthcare facilities, psychological theories and practice, conventions, equity in decision making and the general status of women.
The American Psychological Association (APA) is offering spring, summer and fall internship opportunities in the Women’s Programs Office of the Public Interest Directorate.
The Women’s Programs Office (WPO) works to improve the status, health and well-being of women psychologists and consumers of psychological services. Activities of the office span the science, practice, education and policy arenas. On a daily basis, WPO provides staff support for the Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP) and related task forces and working groups; serves as an information and referral resource on women’s issues; and develops and disseminates reports, pamphlets, and other materials addressing research, practice and consumer concerns relevant to women’s lives.
Established in 1977, the National Women's Studies Association has as one of its primary objectives promoting and supporting the production and dissemination of knowledge about women and gender through teaching, learning, research and service in academic and other settings.
Our commitments are to: illuminate the ways in which women’s studies are vital to education; to demonstrate the contributions of feminist scholarship that is comparative, global, intersectional and interdisciplinary to understandings of the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences; and to promote synergistic relationships between scholarship, teaching and civic engagement in understandings of culture and society.
Thanks to a generous bequest from Sara A. Whaley, NWSA will offer two $2,000 Sara A. Whaley book awards on the topic of women and labor. This prize honors Sara Whaley, who owned Rush Publishing and was the editor of Women's Studies Abstracts. Each year NWSA will award up to 2 book awards for monographs that address women and labor.
The National Women's Studies Association and the University of Illinois Press are pleased to announce a new competition for the best dissertation or first book manuscript by a single author in the field of women's and gender studies. Applicants must be National Women's Studies Association members. We welcome nonfiction manuscripts that exemplify cutting-edge intersectional feminist scholarship, whether the area of focus is historical or contemporary. The competition is open to scholars from all disciplinary backgrounds, but we especially encourage work that speaks effectively across disciplines, and projects that offer new perspectives on concerns central to the field of women's and gender studies.
Outstanding Achievement Award
The annual NWSA Women’s Centers Outstanding Achievement award is given to remarkable women working in Women’s Centers/Gender Equity Centers who have accomplished a significant endeavor to improve the lives of women, and have addressed gender equity, sexism and other forms of oppression.
Emerging Leader Award
An Emerging Leader is an individual new to the field of Women’s Center/Gender Equity Centers who has demonstrated extraordinary dedication to the issues that affect women on campus, in their community or globally.
While collaborative efforts of many faculty, students and staff contributed to the establishment of the early women’s centers in the academy, this award is a special recognition of the pioneers who were the first directors of a college or university women’s center that has continued to serve students, faculty, and/or staff for at least two decades.
Lifetime Achievement Award
This award is given to an individual whose professional accomplishments includes leadership and service for a significant period of time as a Women’s Center director at one or more institutions of higher education in their professional career. This individual will have served as an effective visionary on behalf of women’s equality and lives, as an advocate, role model and mentor to other women and those dedicated to gender equity, and as one whose engagement with policy and systemic change has helped shaped the course of women’s and gender issues in her workplace, and, thus, provided a standard of excellence and enduring legacy.
NWSA Graduate Scholarship
NWSA will award $1,000 to a student who, in the fall of the year of the award, will be engaged in the research or writing stages of a Master's Thesis or Ph.D. Dissertation in the interdisciplinary field of women's studies. The research project must be on women and must enhance the NWSA mission. This opportunity is open to current NWSA members.
Lesbian Caucus Award
The purpose of the annual NWSA Lesbian Caucus Award is to provide a $500 research award in recognition of a Master’s Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation research project in areas of Lesbian, Queer, and LGBT Studies that resonates with the mission of NWSA.
Women of Color Caucus Awards
The purpose of the Women of Color Caucus Student Essay Awards is to discover, encourage, and promote the intellectual development of emerging scholars who engage in critical theoretical discussions and/or analyses about feminist/womanist issues concerning women and girls of color in the United States and the diaspora.
The Women and Public Policy Program of Harvard Kennedy School closes gender gaps in economic opportunity, political participation, health and education by creating knowledge, training leaders and informing public policy and organizational practices.
Our research provides evidence-based insights on the role of gender in shaping economic, political and social opportunities available to individuals. We identify successful interventions and measure their impact on women, men, and society, then share recommendations on what policies, organizational practices and leadership techniques help close involuntary gaps.
We train today’s leaders and prepare future leaders to create a more gender equal world, while providing women with skills and tools to successfully navigate existing systems.
Our goals are to inform decision makers across all sectors on what policies, organizational practices and leadership techniques help close gender gaps and to train today’s and tomorrow’s leaders on how to create a more gender equal world, and to empower women to navigate systems effectively.
The Gender and Political Opportunity area integrates the study of gender and politics to understand gender dynamics in political action, discourse and within governmental structures. This area examines research of representation and participation within political structures to discover which practices yield the most effective results regarding gender equity. The goal is to share these strategies that enable women to participate and succeed in politics.
Closing the Global Gender Gap: A Call to Action is an initiative led by the Women and Public Policy Program in collaboration with the Center for International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School that aims to leverage Harvard University’s capacity for rigorous research and convening power toward creating gender equality.
The purpose of this initiative is threefold: to examine and quantify the impact of specific policy interventions, to develop a theory of change, and to stimulate innovative ideas and policy action in order to close the global gender gaps across four areas. These areas include economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment. There is enormous rhetoric about women’s empowerment—this initiative’s goal is to shed new light on the channels that successfully effect change.
Ina Ganguli, Ricardo Hausmann and Martina Viarengo. International Labour Review (8 APR 2013)
Anti-statism and difference feminism in international social movements Mansbridge, J. (2003). Anti-statism and Difference Feminism in International Social Movements. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 5, 3, 355-360.
Are outside offers an answer to the compensation negotiation dilemma for women?
Bowles, H.R. & Babcock, L. (2009). Are outside offers an answer to the compensation negotiation dilemma for women? Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings.
Edin, K., Tach, L., & Mincy, R. (2009). Claiming Fatherhood: Race and the Dynamics of Paternal Involvement among Unmarried Men. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 621, 1, 149-177.
The cultural politics of everyday discourse: The case of “male chauvinist”
Mansbridge, J., & Flaster, K. (2007). The Cultural Politics of Everyday Discourse: The Case of "Male Chauvinist". Critical Sociology, 33, 4, 627-660.
Field, E., Jayachandran, S., & Pande, R. (2010). Do traditional institutions constrain female entrepreneurship? A field experiment on business training in India.American Economic Review, 100, 2, 125-129.
Greig, F., & Bohnet, I. (2009). Exploring gendered behavior in the field with experiments: Why public goods are provided by women in a Nairobi slum. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 70, 1-9.
Waisbren, S. E., Bowles, H., Hasan, T., Zou, K. H., Emans, S. J., Goldberg, C., Gould, S., Levin, D., Lieberman, E., Loeken, M., Longtine, J., Nadelson, C., Patenaude, A.F., Quinn, D., Randolph, A.G., Solet, J.M., Ullrich, N., Walensky, R., Weitzman, P., Christou, H. (2008). Gender Differences in Research Grant Applications and Funding Outcomes for Medical School Faculty. Journal of Women's Health, 17, 2, 207-214.
Clampet-Lundquist, S., Edin, K., Kling, J. R., & Duncan, G. J. (2011). Moving teenagers out of high-risk neighborhoods: How girls fare better than boys. American Journal of Sociology, 116, 4, 1154-1189.
Quota problems: Combating the dangers of essentialism
Mansbridge, J. (2005). Quota Problems: Combating the Dangers of Essentialism. Politics & Gender, 1, 4, 622-638.
Tach, L., & Edin, K. (2011). The Relationship Contexts of Young Disadvantaged Men. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 635, 1, 76-94.
Sex differences in research grant applications and funding outcomes for medical school faculty.
Waisbren, S. E., Bowles, H., Hasan, T., Zou, K. H., Emans, S. J., Goldberg, C., Gould, S., Christou, H. (2008).
Gender differences in research grant applications and funding outcomes for medical school faculty. Journal of Women's Health (2002), 17,2, 207-14.
Should blacks represent blacks and women represent women? A contingent “yes”
Mansbridge, J. (1999). Should Blacks Represent Blacks and Women Represent Women? A Contingent "Yes". Journal of Politics, 61, 3, 628-657.
Social incentives for gender differences in the propensity to initiate negotiation: Sometimes it does hurt to ask.
Bowles, H. R., Babcock, L., & Lai, L. (2007). Social incentives for gender differences in the propensity to initiate negotiations: Sometimes it does hurt to ask.Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 103, 1, 84-103.
Mansbridge, J. & Okin, S.M. (2007). Feminism. In R. Goodin, P. Pettit, & T. Pogge (Eds.), A companion to contemporary political philosophy, 2nd edition (332-359). Oxford: Blackwell.
Making a way out of no way: How mothers meet basic family needs while moving from welfare to work.
Clampet-Lundquist, S., Edin, K., London, A., Scott, E., & Hunter, V. (2004). Making a way out of no way: How mothers meet basic family needs while moving from welfare to work. In A.C. Crouter & A. Booth (Eds.), Work-family challenges for low-income parents and their children (203-242). Malwah: Lawrence Earlbaum Associates.
Beaman, L., Duflo, E., Pande, R., & Topalova, P. (2011). Political reservation and substantive representation: Evidence form Indian Village Councils. In S. Bery, B. Bosworth & A. Panagariya (Eds.), India Policy Forum 2010-2011. Brookings Institution Press and the National Council of Applied Economic Research: Washington, D.C. and New Delhi.
Mansbridge, J. (2003). Whatever happened to the ERA? In S. Schwarzenbach & P. Smith (Eds.), Women and the United States constitution: History, interpretation, and practice (365-378). New York: Columbia University Press.
Toft, M. (2011). Wombfare: The religious basis of fertility politics. In J.A. Goldstone, E. Kauffman, & M.D. Toft (Eds.), Political demography: Identity, institutions, and conflict. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.
The Women and Public Policy Program provides stipends for summer internships that focus on closing gender gaps across the globe. Over the past decade the Women and Public Policy Program has enabled Harvard graduate students to complement their academic work with field experience in the US and internationally. WAPPP offers up to $6,500 for students to work in the field for a minimum of eight weeks on gender-focused projects and research.
From Harvard Square to the Oval Office: A Political Campaign Practicum (Oval Office) is a non-partisan initiative of the Women and Public Policy Program that provides a select group of Harvard graduate students with the training and support they need to ascend in the electoral process at the local, state and national levels. Our students form a robust network of women in government who support each other as they advance their careers. We believe that providing these tools and building a supportive network within the ranks of professional politics are necessary steps in correcting the large scale gender imbalance in the United States' government.
The Feminist Press is an independent, nonprofit literary publisher that promotes freedom of expression and social justice. Founded in 1970, we began as a crucial publishing component of second wave feminism, reprinting feminist classics by writers such as Zora Neale Hurston and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and providing much-needed texts for the developing field of women’s studies with books by Barbara Ehrenreich and Grace Paley. We publish feminist literature from around the world, by best-selling authors such as Shahrnush Parsipur, Ruth Kluger, and Ama Ata Aidoo; and North American writers of diverse race and class experience, such as Paule Marshall and Rahna Reiko Rizzuto. We have become the vanguard for books on contemporary feminist issues of equality and gender identity, with authors as various as Anita Hill, Justin Vivian Bond, and Ann Jones. We seek out innovative, often surprising books that tell a different story.