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    Mount Saint Mary’s is known nationally for its research on gender equity; the University also partners with groups across California to create local-level gendered research. Below are links to some of our recent collaborations:

    Motivated to create a Report on the Status of Women & Girls for your community? Contact Emerald Archer, director of the University’s Center for the Advancement of Women: or 213.477.2544.


    Now is the time to be resilient.

    On March 23, 2017, hundreds of engaged citizens took part in the release of Mount Saint Mary’s sixth annual Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California™. The main program featured an analysis of the timely challenges and opportunities facing California’s women and girls, and was followed by a special Architects of Change conversation featuring Maria Shriver, Gwyneth Paltrow and Roberta Brinton, PhD.

    We also hosted a pair of panel discussions featuring health and wellness experts discussing the importance of physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. We know that when women flourish, we all flourish. Now, indeed, is the time for strength. Join us. Let’s get stronger, together.

    To read and share our 2017 research, click on the download buttons, or view the content by topic below.

  • The Report on the Status of Women & Girls in California™ is prepared annually by Mount Saint Mary’s University faculty experts and published through our Center for the Advancement of Women. As a women’s university, Mount Saint Mary’s is committed to ensuring that women are afforded equal opportunities to engage in society. We are driven by the fact that this research is regularly used by community advocates, educators and legislators to effect change across California and beyond.

    To learn more about our Center for the Advancement of Women, contact Emerald Archer, PhD, director of the Center, at or 213.477.2544.

    For more information about sponsorship and partnership opportunities, contact Heather Schraeder, director of special events and public programs, at or 213.477.2761.

    For media inquiries, contact Phillip Jordan, manager of communications and marketing, at or 213.477.2506.

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