UW Women's Center

Message from the Director

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The Women’s Center welcomes both women and men of all ages.  It has a vital mission to build a culture of gender equity on our campus, in our community and around the world.  The programs of the center promotes access to excellence and inspires students and community members to achieve their educational and life aspirations.

We believe that education is the ultimate equalizer.  Our educational programs include: individualized services, pre-college engagement, skills training, leadership development, violence prevention, anti-human trafficking policy development, research and community outreach to create a more inclusive and compassionate society.

Cunningham Hall, the historic building built in 1909 for women and the Women’s Center is housed, embodies a rich history of women’s rights and gender resiliency. For the past 25 years, I have witnessed the tremendous growth and impact of our work in the lives of countless women of all ages and men who believe in working together as partners and contributors to the Center and the larger community.

I am grateful to our village of supporters: over 100 active volunteers, mentors, tutors staff members, faculty, UW administration and our financial contributors.  Our success is a testament to the dedication of our village to our shared mission. Women’s rights are human rights!

Gratefully and sincerely,

Sutapa Basu, Ph.D
Executive Director, UW Women’s Center