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May 14, 2014 - 10:00am - May 16, 2014 - 1:00pm
Rackham, 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070

This 3-day interdisciplinary, multi-sector conference will focus on identifying and combating barriers that women living in poverty face as they seek economic security and mobility. National researchers and practitioners will join U-M faculty, bringing multiple perspectives to this complex concern with policy recommendations as the expected outcome. Women & Economic Security is a joint conference presented by the Center for the Education of Women (CEW), University of Michigan, and Re:Gender (formerly the National Council for Research on Women).           

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Conference Agenda | Day One with Keynote Sheryl WuDunn

Day Two Breakout Sessions | Day Three Action Agenda

Conference Registration | Speakers | Sponsors

Area Information | General Conference Information


Thank you!
This event is one of the Michigan Meetings, a series of annual interdisciplinary meetings on topics of national and international significance sponsored by the Rackham Graduate School.

CEW thanks TIAA-CREF, our Premier Anniversary Sponsor for their generous support of all of our Anniversary events. We also thank our Event Contributing Sponsors, Morgan Stanley and Ford Motor Company Fund, and
The Ford Foundation for support of the Michigan Partners Project (MPP)  


The Michigan Meetings/ Rackham Graduate School

The Michigan Meetings are a series of annual interdisciplinary meetings of national and international scope on topics of broad interest and contemporary importance to both the public and the academic community. The Rackham Graduate School has a long tradition of supporting interdisciplinary scholarship and conversation. Building on that tradition, the Graduate School, through the establishment of these meetings, seeks to provide a visible and viable venue to address topics of interdisciplinary and global importance. The Michigan Meetings are designed to both support and enhance the ability of University of Michigan faculty to address such issues and to identify Ann Arbor as an international center for scholarly and social discourse. The Michigan Meetings will bring together faculty and students at U-M with colleagues from around the nation and the world to create intellectually exciting events of both scholarly and practical importance. Each meeting is intended to be a one-time event.



Mission of the Center for the Education of Women

The University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women is dedicated to encouraging and enhancing the education and careers of adult women through programs and services, advocacy and research.

To learn more about CEW, please see our about section and other parts of this website.





Re:Gender, formerly National Council for Research on Women, connects research, policy and practice to end gender inequity.  

Re:Gender works to end gender inequity and discrimination against girls and women by exposing root causes and advancing research-informed action. Working with multiple sectors and disciplines, we are shaping a world that demands fairness across difference.

Re:Gender envisions a world in which gender and sex are not used to determine one’s worth or opportunity. Our work questions the social values placed on gender and sex, e.g., female/feminine is worth less than male/masculine. By bringing to light how assumptions about gender and sex restrict all members of society, we prompt people to shift their understanding and behavior. We believe that when difference, as expressed through gender, sex, and the other layers of identity, is valued equally, all individuals and institutions can achieve their full potential.

Strategic Approach: Embracing Difference to Advance Research-Based Action
Re:Gender's unique role is in facilitating better alignment between academic research agendas and the practical information needs of policy, advocacy, corporate and community groups. To advance gender equity, our society needs more creative problem-solving approaches. Difference is the fire starter that sparks collective curiosity and feeds the fire of creativity and innovation. Difference is our core value.

Based on this approach, Re:Gender has expanded its network, connecting research, policy and practice to end gender inequity. The network is comprised of national, state and local-level cross-sector individuals and institutions. Institutions include cross-sector representation from academia, business, government, labor, philanthropy and nonprofit organizations—such as social justice, cultural, health-related and women’s organizations. Individual members include advocates, change agents, policy thinkers, practitioners, public intellectuals, researchers and other allies.

Our Programmatic Focus Areas 
1. Identity: Addressing discrimination based on gender (including intersections with race/ethnicity, class, ability, nationality, age, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity, immigration status, etc.)

2. Economic Well-Being: Issues of economic justice, work fairness and business leadership

3. Thriving Environments: From personal safety (e.g., sexual assault) to community (e.g., civic leadership) to global (e.g., climate change) concerns

Our Programmatic Tools 
Re:gender has established several tools that that engage and inform our network. They are:

Gender Stat: A snapshot of quantitative metrics related to the status of gender; produced throughout the year and published as a collection annually; the long-term goal is to create a web-based, aggregated and non-aggregated research and information clearinghouse on the status of gender in the U.S.

Annual conference: An opportunity for the entire network to explore research related to an annual theme

Summits and roundtables: Virtual and in-person convenings to connect individuals and institutions working on different aspects of the same issue

Literature reviews: A survey of research and commentary on a specific topic, developed with members of the network

Primers: Explainers on gender-related topical issues and debates, including commentary by members of the network

Corporate Circle tools & tips: Take-aways on gender research related to challenges specific to corporate environments

Contact Re:Gender at regender@regender.org