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Engage for Equity

The Center for the Advancement of Women at Mount Saint Mary’s University is a hub for gender equity research, advocacy and leadership development. The Center’s goal is to work with partners to eradicate gender inequities in the workforce and beyond.

We invite you to join us! Here are ways to partner with us now and amplify our message of gender equity across California:

Visit the Center for the Advancement of Women.

Learn more about the Center’s public programs, research initiatives and partnerships. And then share our work with individuals, nonprofit leaders and policymakers who fight for gender equity in their communities.

Read and share Collectif.

A companion anthology to this year’s Report, Collectif is a collection of original research and essays on issues related to the advancement of women and girls.

Run for office.

Register for Mount Saint Mary’s Ready to Run® program — a nonpartisan campaign training for women — and gain the skills and confidence needed to pursue public service.

Research gender inequities in your own community.

The Center has developed focused research reports for nonprofits, foundations, corporations and government agencies. We have also created A Guide to Using U.S. Census Data for community members who are interested in preparing their own localized reports.

Become a partner with the Center for the Advancement of Women.

Join us to support timely research as an underwriter; bring our experts to speak to your community; sponsor one of our annual public events; create internship opportunities or establish a scholarship for young women. Contact the Center’s director, Emerald Archer, PhD, at 213.477.2544 or


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