Center for Women's Intercultural Leadership
The Center for Women's Intercultural Leadership (CWIL) advances Saint Mary's College's mission of “preparing students to make a difference in the world” by empowering women to realize their call to leadership and to develop the intercultural knowledge and competence critical in today’s increasingly interdependent world. In the spirit of the College’s sponsors, the Sisters of the Holy Cross, CWIL promotes human transformation and systemic change, from the local to the global context, by providing challenging, justice-based educational opportunities.
Principal StaffElaine Meyer-Lee, Ed.D., Director, Center for Women's Intercultural Leadership
Ph. (574) 284-4059
Mana Derakhshani, PhD., Associate Director, Center for Women's Intercultural Leadership
Alice Siqin Yang, PhD., Assistant Director, Global Education
Ph. (574) 284-4263
Talia Cerrone, M.A., International Student/Scholar Advisor and Recruitment Coordinator
Martha Smith, B.S., Project Director, Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative
Linda Biggins, M.S., Administrative Assistant
Ph. (574) 284-4051
Pamela Blair, Administrative Assistant
Ph. (574) 284-4061
Areas of Expertise:Advancing Women's Leadership
Projects & Campaigns
Reports & Resources
Akita, Kimiko. Hegemony and the sexual commodification of women in the Japanese media. T. Carilli & J. Campbell (Eds.), Women in the media: Global perspectives. Lanham, MD: University Press of America., 2004.
Keating, Cricket. “Developmental Democracy and Its Inclusions: Globalization and the Transformation of Participation.” Signs. 29 (2004): 417-37.
Nusair, Isis, and Rabéa Naciri. “The Integration of the Human Rights of Women from the Middle East and North Africa in the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership.” Denmark: Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network, 2003.
The Journal of Women's Intercultural Leadership:
The Center for Women's Intercultural Leadership (CWIL) marks 10 years of fostering the intercultural competence critical for the next generation of women leaders across the Saint Mary's campus, connecting with communities at the local, state, national, and global levels.
Opportunities, Grants & Fellowships
What We Do
NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW 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.