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.
  • 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.  
  • Women, Wages and Work- First Quarterly Report

    To shed light on the interconnectedness of personal and professional life, the Women’s Summit developed “Women, Wages and Work,” a year-long campaign dedicated to raising awareness of the challenges facing women as a result of pay inequity and to understanding how the issues traditionally considered “women’s issues” either influence, or are influenced by, women’s experiences in the workforce.  This is the first in a series of four reports.