Women + Girls Research Alliance

The Women + Girls Research Alliance at UNC Charlotte is a center for women’s public policy and leadership development, providing research and analysis on issues that impact women. The organization is committed to ensuring that women’s perspectives are represented in research, public policy, leadership development and education. Read more

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Articles about data

  • Former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers, Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jennifer Roberts, and Jill Flynn

    Empowering women transforms societies: Women’s Summit 2012

    In Mecklenburg County, women are appointed to city and county boards at the same rate that they are applying.  If more women run for board positions, more are likely to be appointed, and it takes just three women on a board to really influence decisions being made.  This was just one of the messages presented to the more than five hundred people who attended the 2012 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Women’s Summit conference, held at UNC Charlotte on April 13.
  • Volunteers for Easy Street Festival.

    Women’s Summit sponsors new online resource

    You may already know that, as a group, women tend to earn less than men. Something that may surprise you is that in 2010, smaller percentages of women were overweight or obese compared to men in Mecklenburg County. The new online tool sponsored by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Women's Summit allows users to compare men and women across a range of indicators.
  • Worker in Gastonia plant of Winston-Salem based National Textiles. She is in the spinning area.

    Read the 'Women, Wages and Work' quarterly reports

    As part of the partnership between the Women’s Summit and UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, the institute produced four quarterly reports detailing the state of women in relation to work, wages and the great recession. These reports were used to highlight the differences between men and women in the workforce, with particular attention to the differing impact the recession had on men and women.
  • 2014 Women + Girls Research Alliance Summit April 11

    On Friday, April 11, the 2014 Women + Girls Research Alliance summit "Convergence: Mapping Success, Wellbeing + Empowerment," will be held at the UNC Charlotte Student Union.