Center for Women and Work
The Center for Women and Work (CWW) addresses the needs of working women by studying public policies in the field; conducting, fostering and disseminating research on areas of concern; and sponsoring educational and skills development programs for working women, policy makers, corporate leaders, students, and community organizations. The Center's primary goal is to forge links and dialogue between researchers who study women and workplace issues and decision-makers in corporations, government, labor, and community organizations. The Center has a tradition of working with leading corporations on public programs. The goal is to improve the situation of working women by creating a dialogue that combines research findings with practical experiences. The Center is a member of the consortium of women's programs at Rutgers University.
Principal StaffEileen Appelbaum, Co-Director
Patricia A. Roos, Co-Director, Center for Women and Work
Ph. (732) 445-0974
Terri Boyer, Ed.D., Executive Director and Director, Education and Workforce Development Research
Ph. (732) 932-5473
Connie A. Ellis, Corporate Programs Director
Ph. (732) 932-2030
Suzanne C. Eng, Program Coordinator, Education and Career Development Programs
Ph. (732) 932-5472
Mary Gatta, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Gender and Workforce Policy
Ph. (732) 932-0051
Glenda Gracia-Rivera, Associate Director of Education & Career Development Research & Programs
Nontraditional Career Resource Center
Ph. (732) 932-0054
Linda Houser, Policy Analyst Council on Gender Parity in Labor and Education
Ph. (732) 932-4614
Heather A. McKay, Director, Sloan Center on Innovative Training and Workforce Development
Ph. (732) 932-0052
Karen White, Director of the Work and Family Programs
Ph. (732) 932-0081
Carla M. LoMeo, Administrative Assistant
Ph. (732) 932-4614
Areas of Expertise:Access & Disparities, Advancing Women's Leadership, Awareness & Education, Barriers & Opportunities, Corporations
Projects & Campaigns
Corporations and Women
Leadership and Leadership Development
Helping Corporate Women to Achieve their Leadership Goals. There will be two initiatives for this project: 1) The Senior Leadership Program for Professional Women, an annual eight-month program for women preparing to move to upper levels of leadership within their organizations and 2) Corporate Leadership Forums which will bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss critical issues facing corporate women.
Research Project on "Minority Women in the Executive Suite: A Research Initiative for Minority Women's Leadership." The project, under the direction of Professor dt ogilvie, faculty fellow, will examine successful multicultural women who have attained senior corporate leadership positions to increase understanding of successful leadership strategies for multicultural women.
WINGS (Women Investing in and Guiding Students) LINK is a college to career program for undergraduate female students to learn about the mentoring process before they enter the workforce.
Corporations and Women
Annual Series of All-Day Public Programs for Union Women. This annual series focuses on workplace violence, stress in the workplace, and sexual harassment in the workplace, among other topics.
Education & Employment (Career Development)
Rutgers Databank on Working Women. This database provides centralized, information on the status of working women in New Jersey and the nation, and collects and posts individual and aggregate data as it becomes available. This data is available on the internet, and can be accessed at http://www.cww.rutgers.edu. Additional data on professional women in the state and the nation is being collected and will be posted when completed.
The Sloan Center on Innovative Training and Workforce Development (ITWD), housed at Rutgers University, is dedicated to assisting State, County, and City Government Departments and Workforce Investment Boards institutionalize technologically-based flexible education and training alternatives, especially online learning opportunities, for non-college educated workers throughout the nation.
The Education and Career Development components of CWW focus on the foundations that lead to gender equity in a high-skill economy, including the development and implementation of policy in our education and workforce systems.
Reports & Resources
Legal Talent at the Crossroads: Why New Jersey Women Lawyers Leave Their Law Firms, and Why They Choose to Stay, 2009 report >> read full Adobe PDF
New Jersey's Women in Science and Technology 2008 Summit Report >> read full report Adobe PDF
New Jersey Women Count (1994), a compilation of social indicators regarding the status of women in New Jersey.
Women and Unions: Forging a Partnership, ed. Professor Sue Cobble (1993).
"The Role of Family Status in Explaining Race Differences in Access to Hierarchical Authority Structures among Women," CWW Working Paper, Ryan A. Smith and dt ogilvie (1990-1991).
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.