Ann Ida Gannon Center for Women and Leadership
The Gannon Center for Women and Leadership within Loyola University Chicago is dedicated to the development of women as scholars and leaders. The center aims to provide outstanding role models and mentors and to offer resources and research data that enable women to expand upon their workplace, community, and academic contributions. The four areas of activity of the center are: Women and Leadership Archives, Women Studies Program, Institute for Women and Leadership, and a Heritage Room representing Mundelein College.
Projects & Campaigns
Mapping Women's Achives Project Directory. Begun in 2001 with initial funding provided by Professor Emerita Irene Tinker, this directory represents an ongoing effort to identify archival repositories in the United States with significant collections relating to women. Its purpose is to aid potential donors in more easily identifying archival repositories to which their papers could be donated. An equally important benefit is to aid researchers in locating primary source materials of relevance to women's studies. The database is searchable by organization name, city, state, or keyword. A form is available for electronic submission of new or updated repository information. The Directory is available on the Women and Leadership Archives website: http://www.luc.edu/orgs/gannon/archives/
Summer Research Grants to support and encourage research on women and their contributions to society. Up to three research grants are awarded to Loyola University Chicago graduate students each summer for research utilizing the holdings of the Women and Leadership Archives.
Business -- Business Leadership and Leadership Development
Annual Women in Business Conference. The topic for the annual conference to be held on October 4, 2002, is "Connecting and Connections: What Has Changed for Women in Business Today?" (See Women in Business Conference archives at www.luc.edu/orgs/gannon)
Leadership and Leadership Development -- International Development
Women and Leadership Archives. The WLA collects, preserves, organizes, describes, and makes available materials that advance original research on women and their roles and contributions to society, with a particular emphasis on women as leaders. Among the collected materials are records and papers in the areas of educational, civic, religious, and business life, primarily in Chicago and the Midwest.
Institute of Women and Leadership. With a mixture of practical and visionary opportunities, the institute initiates creative programming that supports, strengthens, and enhances women's leadership. From developing leadership skills to interacting with acknowledged leaders, offerings are structured for university students, faculty, and staff, as well as outreach to off-campus women. The Institute also provides for two Gannon Faculty Fellows each Spring Semester.
Gannon Scholars Leadership Program. The Gannon Scholars Leadership Program is a four-year women's leadership program administered by the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership.
Visiting Scholar Program. The Visiting Scholar Program brings researchers from around the world to Loyola for periods ranging from one month to a year to study issues of concern to women. The primary purpose of the program is to provide research support for scholars conducting research on women's issues.
Science and Technology
The Women in Science Enabling Research (WISER) program offers freshman and sophomore women an introduction to laboratory research and creates an environment for them to communicate with fellow women scientists, as well as to learn about and be encouraged toward scientific careers.
Women's Studies Program. The Women's Studies Program offers a wide range of degree options: an undergraduate minor, an undergraduate major, a Graduate School certificate or concentration, and an M.A. Degree. (See www.luc.edu/depts/women-stu)
Annual Women's Conference. This event, to be held March 22 in the year 2003, is organized around Life and Arts: Women's Experience. The conference will continue to establish the practice of presenting a stimulating topic of interest to women that encourages the process of raising consciousness, educating, and working for social change.
Reports & Resources
Linkage. Gannon Center newsletter
Opportunities, Grants & Fellowships
Institute of Women and Leadership
- Faculty Fellows: 2009, 2010
- How to Apply
The Fellowship Program is designed to support:
- Original research on women and leadership
- Research using the resources of Women and Leadership Archives
- Research in women's studies scholarship
- Strengthening women's studies teaching/coursework at the graduate or undergraduate level
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.