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Center for Women & Work

The UMass Lowell Center for Women and Work (CWW) is a vibrant community of scholars who are dedicated to the Center’s mission to advance knowledge about the relationship between gender and work through research, enhance understanding of this relationship through education and training, and challenge inequalities, particularly through institutional change. 

Making waves: women academics valued and engaged in stem

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The Center for Women & Work is delighted to announce that the National Science Foundation has awarded a $3.5 million, five-year grant to UMass Lowell for ‘Making WAVES’ - an initiative to increase diversity and inclusion in STEM fields. The grant is an institutional transformation grant and the project will be led by the CWW.

Read more about WAVES...

Check out our MAKING WAVES Spring Events! (pdf)

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Global Carework Summit 2017

The Summit, which took place June 1 – 3, was truly global. One hundred and fifty people interested in carework — scholars, careworkers, carework organizers — from 22 countries came together to share their experiences. The participants came from Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Kingdom, as well as the United States.

Learn more about the Global Carework Summit 2017.