History

The Women’s Center opened in January 2013 as part of Wake Forest’s strategic plan for diversity and inclusion. The Women’s Center is part of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, where it joined partner ODI offices Diversity Education, the LGBTQ Center, and the Intercultural Center (formerly the Office of Multicultural Affairs). We found warm welcome among formal and informal networks of colleagues who had long been committed to supporting women and thinking critically about gender, such as the Women’s Forum and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies.

Since our opening, the Women’s Center has worked to create strategic alignment across these networks and partner offices to generate collaborative projects, in addition to developing our signature initiatives. Moving out of our start-up phase, the Women’s Center is focused on creating sustainable, measurable programs and services that support the mission of the Women’s Center and Wake Forest University.

Women’s Center in the News

Speaker Shares Research on Gender in Brazil, Old Gold & Black, September 29, 2016

Chelsea Clinton hosts Women in Leadership panel at WFU, Wake Forest News, September 13, 2016

NC Women’s Summit Hits Winston-Salem, Time Warner Cable News, September 24, 2015

Women’s Center Will Focus on Gender Gaps, 88.5 WFDD, March 14, 2013

WFU Celebrates Grand Opening of Women’s Center, News 14 Carolina, February 19, 2013

Women’s Center Highlights Gender IssuesOld Gold & Black, February 7, 2013

Director Named for Women’s Center at Wake Forest, January 24, 2013

WFU Launches New Women’s Center, Wake Forest News Center, January 18, 2013