Today, the NCRW Listening Tour brought President Áine Duggan to the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Texas . The Center fosters academic research, teaching, advocacy, and community partnerships in support of ending gender discrimination. They work toward this goal through four core projects:
- Faculty Development Program: supports and showcases the work of newly hired faculty working in the interdisciplinary field of Women’s & Gender Studies
- Embrey Women’s Human Rights Initiative: develops a culture of teaching for women’s human rights as gender and racial justice
- Inspire: a Young Women’s Leadership Program supports small cohorts of undergraduate women in various fields who are first-generation college students
- NEW Leadership™ Program: the only Texas site of this national program to prepare undergraduate women to participate in politics
The Center recently announced the establishment of the "Mary Braunagel-Brown Excellence Fund for Young Women Leaders ," an endowment to support women undergraduates selected for INSPIRE Leadership , a three-year revolving program serving sophomores to seniors, that helps women develop the skills they need to achieve the highest levels within their chosen academic fields.