NCRW Annual Conference 2012: Leveraging Women's Voices

Dear Friends,

I am delighted to announce that in just two short month, the National Council for Research on Women will be hosting our signature Annual Conference June 20-22 in Washington, D.C. at the Georgetown University Conference Center.

The dual focus of this year's Conference will be on strengthening women's economic security and advancing women's leadership, critical steps for moving towards greater gender equality, nationally and globally. Set over three days, the Conference will offer a series of panels, workshops, networking and strategy sessions with the aim of identifying action steps to bring about transformative change in our economy and society. The opening keynote panel and multiple plenaries, breakout and poster sessions will be dedicated to issues such as women's economic security, leadership, health, education, mobilizing and coalition-building and the role of communications in advancing a progressive women's agenda. The Conference will provide an opportunity to connect with researchers, policy specialists and advocates from across our network, as well as allies and partners from government, business, media and philanthropic circles.

As an organization at the nexus of feminist research, policy and advocacy, NCRW's Annual Conference showcases current scholarship as well as the advocacy and policy work that is essential for advancing an agenda for change. The Conference will highlight best practices at the local, national and global levels, while offering perspectives on how to measure success, bring innovations to scale and address the challenges that women and girls face everywhere.

The goals of the Conference are:

1. Identify issues and policy recommendations to help inform political platforms and national policy debates during this election year.

2. Recommend strategies for strengthening women's economic security and women's leadership for post-conference public education and awareness-building.

3. Engage potential partners for NCRW's Collective Impact initiative for movement-building.


To Submit a Proposal for a Breakout Session or Poster Session, email: For details, click here.

We hope to see you there.

Linda Basch