President's Winter Snapshot

Áine DugganIn late 2013, Re:Gender completed its strategic planning process. In preparation for the full rollout of the new plan this winter, we have been busy developing new projects and programming. I am pleased to present a snapshot of this work to you and show how our new network structure and programmatic initiatives connect research, policy and practice to promote and realize gender equity. This overview provides an opportunity to see the breadth of Re:Gender's work and to understand how our initiatives in your particular sector and field are an important piece of a greater whole.

I look forward to sharing more of the new with you in the coming months.


In this update:


Money in Politics with a Gender Lens

Released on January 14, 2014, Money in Politics with a Gender Lens is the culmination of a collaboration between the National Council for Research on Women, the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University's Eagleton Institute of Politics and the Center for Responsive Politics. It explores the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision by looking specifically at the impact on women candidates and donors in subsequent elections.

Outlets covering the report include The Washington Post, Roll Call, The Atlantic and Slate. The project itself was a model collaboration for the Council because it illustrates the valuable insights gained through a cross-sector approach. It was made possible by funding from the Piper Fund, a Proteus Fund Initiative.

Money in Politics with a Gender Lens



In Fall 2013, we launched our new series of primers: explainers that cover the history, underlying issues, controversies, policy implications and social impact of topics prominent in public conversation.

Most recently, on December 23, 2013, the Council released the primer, Gender Lens on Poverty. It provides a gender analysis of extreme to near poverty in the U.S. today, and was featured by the Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center's Journalist's Resource.

The Council's first primer, Everything You Need to Know About the Equal Pay Act, was released on September 30, 2013.

The next primer will focus on financial precarity and will be released in March 2014. To share your expertise on this topic, please contact Gail Cooper at gcooper[at]

Gender Lens on Poverty
Everything You Need to Know About the Equal Pay Act


Gender Stat

The Council launched Gender Stat, a tool that provides an overview of gender-focused statistics and research on a broad range of topics. Gender Stat will be built incrementally over the next four years and the number of topics covered each year will be increased. The tool will include top-level data from academic, policy, government and NGO sources. Simultaneously, it will serve as a web-based portal to these primary research sources; readers will have the opportunity to explore issues in depth and will benefit from their expert analysis.

The first installment, Politics 2013, was released on January 6, 2014. It highlights data on women's political leadership in 2013, showcasing recent papers exploring barriers to women's greater political participation. It includes several comparisons of regional and global metrics.

Further installments of Gender Stat in 2014 will include research on sexual assault, wages and benefits and poverty. We invite you to share your sources for data and statistics related to these topics with Gail Cooper at gcooper[at] Everything you share helps the Council build Gender Stat into a comprehensive repository for gender data that is accessible, connected to larger research endeavors and updated annually.

Gender Stat: Politics 2013


Literature Review Series

The Council's literature reviews are annotated lists of papers, reports, articles, videos and other materials that bring a gender lens to selected topics. Launched in Fall 2013, the literature reviews are developed with members of our network and are designed to be living documents so that new research on a given topic can be added as it becomes available.

The most recent literature review on unconscious bias was published on January 24, 2014. The first review on gender and negotiation was published on September 30, 2013.

Literature Review #1: Gender & Negotiation
Literature Review #2: Unconscious Bias


Corporate Circle Meetings

"Women & Career Negotiations: Three Things to Remember" was the topic of the October 18, 2013 Corporate Circle meeting led by Hannah Riley Bowles, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

The January 24, 2014 Corporate Circle meeting on "Navigating Implicit Bias" was led by a tag-team of presenters: Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law at UC Hastings, Hastings Foundation Chair and Founding Director of Center for WorkLife Law; and Michele Coleman Mayes, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for The New York Public Library.

Each meeting is hosted by a Corporate Circle member. The Council thanks EY and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP for hosting the October 18th and January 24th meetings, respectively.

More about the Council's Corporate Circle


Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award

In January 2014, we launched the Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award and announced the inaugural call for submissions. Established through a generous $100,000 matching grant from the Ford Foundation, the Award honors and extends the vision of the Council's first President, Dr. Mariam K. Chamberlain. The Award will enable the Council to continue Mariam's support of high-level scholarship.

Annually, a first-generation college graduate will be awarded $8,500 to continue working on a dissertation under the close supervision of a dissertation advisor, who will receive $1,500 for continued mentorship, another area of keen interest for Mariam. The Award is open to any first-generation college graduate currently pursuing a PhD (must be ABD by August 2014) at an accredited university in the U.S. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on March 10, 2014. The awardee and mentor duo will be announced during our annual conference in May 2014.

More information & application


Save the Date: 2014 Conference

Planning is underway for Women and Economic Security: Changing Policy and Practice. This joint conference, a collaboration of the Council and the Center for the Education of Women at the University of Michigan, will be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, on May 14-16. The Council will open the conference with discussions by researchers, policy thinkers and practitioners on financial vulnerability and the modern family.

We invite you to attend the conference and tweet about it using the hashtag #MakeEndsMeet.

More information about the conference


NCRW-AmEx Fellows Program, Building the Next Generation of Women Leaders in the Non-Profit Sector

The 2013 NCRW-AmEx Fellows Program, Building the Next Generation of Women Leaders in the Non-Profit Sector, ended on December 4, 2013. Twenty-seven women completed the 15-month program, which offered women leaders in the nonprofit sector skill-building workshops, mentoring, networking opportunities, access to career guidance and resources for professional development.

More information


"Between the Door and the Street"

On October 19, 2013, NCRW participated in "Between the Door and the Street," a collaborative, research-informed, social justice art project with nationally recognized feminist artist Suzanne Lacy, Brooklyn Museum's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art and Creative Time, a nonprofit organization that commissions and presents public arts projects.

More information about this project


Restructured Network

To lay the foundation for the Council's new strategic plan, we launched our restructured network on November 21, 2013. Connecting research, policy and practice, the network is comprised of national, state and local-level individuals and institutions. Institutions include cross-sector representation from academia, business, government, labor, philanthropy and nonprofit organizations (the latter including social justice, cultural, health-related and women's organizations, etc.). Individual members include advocates, change agents, policy thinkers, practitioners, public intellectuals, researchers and other allies.

We invite you to join today by completing our registration form.

More about the Council's Network


2014 Fire Starter Awards Dinner on Monday, March 3rd

The Council invites you to join us for our 2014 Fire Starter Awards Dinner on March 3rd at 583 Park Avenue, located at 63rd Street in New York City.

We look forward to celebrating the work of our honorees:

Norma Kamali
Designer and Women's
Empowerment Advocate

Geri Thomas
Chief Diversity Officer, Georgia Market President
Bank of America

Patricia J. Williams
James L. Dohr Professor of Law
Columbia University

Peter Warwick
Chief People Officer
Thomson Reuters

And, we are excited to pay special tribute to:

Ilene H. Lang
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer

Our Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Michaela Pereira, Anchor for CNN's New Day.

The Awards Dinner Co-Chairs are:

Lisa Garcia Quiroz
Chief Diversity Officer and
SVP, Corporate Responsibility
Time Warner Inc.

Vigdis Eriksen
Founder & CEO
Eriksen Translations Inc.
More information about the Awards Dinner

More information about the Dinner

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