We are officially ten! The Center for Women and Work has built a supportive and lively community of scholars dedicated to enhancing equity for women in the workplace. We have tackled such issues as sexual harassment, women and disabilities, aging, and the trafficking of women and children. We have major research initiatives on the themes of carework, women in science and technology, and workplace discrimination and health. And we continue to challenge inequalities by supporting an equitable community at UMass Lowell, consulting with local organizations, and promoting dialogue on issues of women and work through open forums such as our annual Gathering at the Well. We are proud of what we have accomplished and we have no intention of slowing down.
In honor of the 10th Anniversary of the Center for Women and Work, we held a very special event to honor those women and men whose ordinary actions have made an extraordinary impact on the lives of working women. These special people - mentors, leaders, professors, dedicated volunteers, secretaries, and so on - received our Everyday Advocates for Working Women Award at our 10th anniversary celebration breakfast on October 23, 2008. We also honored US Representative Niki Tsongas, who gave an inspirational speech at the end of the program. The event featured a silent auction, the proceeds of which are helping the Center continue its mission of addressing gender inequities in the workplace.
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The following people have received our Everyday Advocates for Working Women Award for making an extraordinary impact through their ordinary actions.
This event could not be possible without the generous support from the community. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors:
Sustaining Sponsors Enterprise Bank
Middlesex Community College
Wheelabrator North Andover Inc.
UMass Lowell Office of Continuing Education and Corporate Studies
UMass Lowell School of Health & Environment UMass Lowell College of Management
Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union
Women Working Wonders Fund
Eisai Human Health Care
The Lowell Spinners
Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce
Morgan Stanley (North Shore)
UMass Lowell Labor Extension Program
Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad
WAGE Project, Inc.
Collegiate Project Services UMass Lowell Chancellor's Office
UMass Lowell College of Sciences
UMass Lowell College of Arts & Humanities
UMass Lowell Department of Psychology
UMass Lowell Gender Studies Program
UMass Lowell Office of Community Outreach
UMass Lowell Office of Multicultural Affairs
UMass Lowell School of Education
UMass Lowell Center for Field Services & Studies
Thank you for your generosity!
For more information, please contact:
Center for Women and Work
850 Broadway St., Suite 1
Lowell, MA 01854
Phone: (978) 934-4380