UW Women's Center

Northwest Asian Weekly features Kalpana Viswanath

On October 12, 2015, Kalpana Viswanath, co-founder of Safetipin, presented at the University of Washington. Her presentation, called “Building Gender Inclusive Cities,” addressed the safety of women and her research of women’s safety in cities around the feeling of fear. To read the article on NW Asian Weekly, click here.

Kalpana Viswanath Featured in the Daily!

Kalpana Viswanath, co-developer of the app Safetipin, came to campus on Monday October 12th to give a talk hosted by the Women’s Center. Her development of Safetipin has helped make communities safer for women in Delhi, India, and she hopes to expand the app in order to help women around the world. For those unable

Anab Hersi Women of Courage Gala Speech 2015

As we move into a new academic year, we look to this past March for inspiration as we plan for our 2016 Gala event. Anab Hersi, an alumni of the Making Connections Program, provided the guests of last years gala with strong words of wisdom and a courage. Her full speech is now up on

The Women’s Center Welcomes Kelsey Johnson to our staff!

The Women’s Center is very excited to formally welcome Kelsey Johnson to our team as the STEM Enrichment Coordinator for the Making Connections Program!  As an AmeriCorp member, Kelsey will be a vital  part of our team  as we continue to grow the MC program. We can’t wait to see what this year brings!   Kelsey

Autumn SAT Prep, GRE Prep and Basic Math Courses

School is almost back in session which means it’s time to look to the future, specifically preparing for exams! We will be offering SAT Prep, GRE Prep and Basic Math Courses during Autumn quarter. These courses are designed to prepare students for their upcoming tests with the proper tools to study effectively, as well as,

SEVEN Production Internship

The UW Women’s Center is looking for a fall-winter intern (with option of spring quarter extension) with background in event coordination to support a documentary play event. The UW Women’s Center, in partnership with a committee of renowned local feminist leaders are hosting the production of SEVEN, a documentary play that tells the remarkable story

Making Connections: TMF Success Story

Our very own MC program was featured in this weeks issue of BRAINSTORM, the City of Seattle’s Community Technology e-Zine. The issue covers the usage of a grant the program received last year and clearly demonstrates how truly useful that funding was to this amazing program. In 2014, the program received the Technology Literacy and

The Summer Bridge Program Ends with Positive Outcomes

Our 2015 revival of the Summer Bridge Program for 8th grade students ended last week with hugs, high fives and even more important a brighter view of the future. Judging from the first day, you would have never thought this same group of teenagers would become the lively, vibrant and creative group that they did

The Meena Vashee scholarship is now available

Amount: $2,000 Qualifications: The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance to undergraduate students who are survivors of domestic violence or are the children of domestic violence survivors. The scholarship is to be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The University’s Office of Student Financial Aid will determine financial need.

Women Crossing Borders needs Summer and Fall Intern

The UW Women’s Center is looking for a summer & fall intern to support a book project with background research and editing. The book project, Women Crossing Borders – The vulnerabilities of woman migrants Stories and Perspectives from Washington State, is an anthology contributed to and edited by Dr. Sutapa Basu and Bratati Ghosh. Additional

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