WomenNC Scholars Will Present at Gender and Equity Research Symposium
On April 16, the third floor of NC State University Talley Student Center will transform itself for the day and lend itself to highlight research that promotes a society where gender equality and justice for everyone is prioritized. NC State University’s Women’s Center is at the forefront of the symposium, an initiative they envision will allow them to engage in their mission: “to build and create a community of authentic and engaged allies and leaders to pursue gender equity and social justice, enhancing the campus climate through education, advocacy, support and leadership development.” One of the featured events of this symposium will be an opportunity to engage with and learn about the WomenNC Scholars program.
The WomenNC Scholars and RTI’s Global Gender Center (GGC) recently partnered together to match WomenNC Scholars with RTI GGC affiliates. The mentors-mentees worked together for nine months culminating in an original research project which was presented to the Juanita M. Bryant Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations last month. Under the direction of Dr. Wendee Wechsberg, RTI’s GGC Director, mentors worked with scholars from inception to completion of each research project. Research areas included the intersectionality of the wage gap in Durham, equitable teaching communities in STEM education, affordable housing, menstrual equity in public [educational] institutions, and women’s immigration rights.
To learn more about the symposium or for more information on other sessions during the event, please visit https://oied.ncsu.edu/divweb/womenscenter/2019-gender-equity-research-symposium/.