Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies

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This list of programs and organizations is meant as a helpful guide and is by no means "official" or exhaustive. We welcome the submission of additional programs or organizations.

Any questions about the programs or organizations listed should be directed to the program itself.

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American Association of University Women (AAUW) - Advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) - An organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women's health.

Association for Women in Communications (AWC) - A professional organization that champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era.

Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) - Engages in research and public policy development, public education programs, grassroots organizing projects, leadership training and development programs, and participates in and organizes forums on issues of women's equality and empowerment

Financial Women's Association (FWA) - Dedicated to developing future leaders, enhancing the role of women in finance, and investing in the community.

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media - Research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need to dramatically improve, gender balance, reduce stereotyping and create diverse female characters in entertainment targeting children 11 and under.

General Federation of Women's Clubs - An international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.

Girl Scouts of the USA - ANorganization dedicated solely to girls, where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world.

Girls Incorporated - Develops research-based informal education programs that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual and emotional challenges.

League of Women Votes of the United States (LWV) - A grassroots nonpartisan political organization which has fought since 1920 to improve systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy.

National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) - Works to empower its members to achieve both career and personal success through education, networking, and public advocacy.

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) - Represents the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries, NAWBO serves as a one-stop resource to propelling women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.

National Council of Jewish Women - Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW is a grassroots organization that strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.

National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) - Their mission is to lead, develop and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities. They do this through research, advocacy and national and community-based health, education and economic empowerment services and programs in the United States and Africa.

National Organization for Women (NOW) - Grassroots organization that takes a holistic approach to women’s rights.

National Women's Business Council (NWBC) - A non-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners.

National Women's Law Center - They champion laws and policies that work for women and families.

National Women's Studies Association (NSWA) - Dedicated to promoting and supporting the production and dissemination of knowledge about women and gender through teaching, learning, research and service in academic and other settings.

Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) - Works nationally and in its home community of the Washington, DC metropolitan area to build pathways to economic security and equality of opportunity for women, families and elders.

Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) - A nonpartisan organization which educates and advocates on behalf of women-owned businesses.

Women's Sports Foundation - Dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.

Women in Technology International (WITI) - Helps women advance by providing access to - and support from - other professional women working in all sectors of technology.

YWCA USA - Dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Zonta International - A global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.

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