Support our Mission

Consider being part of ensuring the future leadership role of CGO, a role we have proudly filled for over a decade. CGO continues to develop and expand, achieving international recognition as a source of cutting-edge ideas, research, and practice on gender dynamics in organizations. We know many organizations and individuals rely on CGO for new insights, tools, and advice; we are committed to continuing our work as a valued resource.  We are proud of our past accomplishments and look with anticipation towards the future.  Here are a few highlights of our current work:

New publications:

Simmons College School of Management dean Cathy Minehan has announced that the SOM will fund a year-long CGO research effort:  Gender in All Its Complexities:  Using the Simultaneity Model to Explore Multiple Differences and Gender Intersections in organizations.  With this new research, CGO aims to generate new publications and seminars to more fully inform the education of women and advance gender equity in all its complexity in all types of organizations.

At this year's Simmons College Leadership Conference, CGO Affiliates conducted a survey of executive women to gain insight into the trend of women becoming the family "breadwinners."  Forthcoming articles will reveal the results of this study  and how women are managing this shift in traditional gender roles.

Through a renewed grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, we continue to work with the leaders of gender equity efforts in five Sub-Saharan African universities.  In April 2012, CGO hosted a meeting of the African Universities Gender Resource Network (AUGERN) in Boston where members shared updates on gender mainstreaming at their respective institutions and received further leadership training.  While in Boston, the members were special guests at the Simmons College Leadership Conference.

In April, CGO hosted Japanese Women's Leadership Initiative Forums in Wakayama and Yokohama, Japan.  These workshops, attended by over  350 people from a variety of businesses and NGOs, were designed to promote leadership development in the nonprofit sector and inspire women to create social change.  This project is funded by the United States-Japan Foundation.

Through a grant received from the President's Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, CGO will be able to update materials for our Bystander Awareness Training Program and to deliver this program to incoming Simmons College first year students . CGO also delivers this training to local academic and healthcare institutions. 

In partnership with Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, CGO is engaged in a research project entitled "Where Are You Headed? Jobs, Careers and Your Future,"  which is designed to gain a better understanding of  middle school girls' career aspirations and the short and long-term benefits to Girl Scout programming.

CGO continues its work on a grant from a major international rights organization to provide training around gender mainstreaming in program and policy work. 

We are proud to announce the fourth year of support from The TJX Companies, Inc. for the 2011-2012 CGO Distinguished Scholar Speaker Series, led by Dr. Joyce Fletcher. Please join us for the next event in the Speakers Series on May 3 when Heather R. Wishik, JD and Martin N. Davidson, PhD present "Identity Simultaneity and Power, " an interactive workshop that will engage participants in exploring their identity-related power positions.

By working for change within organizations and among people, CGO has an important role in bringing about a world that is more equitable for all, across gender, race, and other social identity differences. Please find out more about our work and keep in touch on Facebook and LinkedIn.

We will continue to be a leader in the fields of gender equity and change, leadership, diversity, and women's entrepreneurship, but we cannot do it without your support.  We hope you will consider joining CGO or renewing your partnership with CGO by making a donation in one of our membership categories.  Thank you in advance for your generosity and expression of confidence in CGO.

To make your gift:

Complete the form and return to: Center for Gender in Organizations, Simmons School of Management M-429, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115 with your check payable to Simmons SOM-CGO;  or

To pay by credit card, fill out the online form under the giving tab at http://www.alumnet.simmons.edu/donate/simmons  (Using the designation drop down list choose "other" and write SOM- CGO in the text box that appears); or

To pay by phone call the Development office at 1-800-831-4284 with your credit card information. Be sure to specify your gift is for the Center for Gender in Organizations.

You can also support CGO by:

*Making a philanthropic investment. CGO is a valued resource for original research and important discourse on gender and diversity. We believe these issues merit philanthropic consideration in today's increasingly diverse global economy.

*Sponsoring new research. We are pleased to work with you to design and execute research that meets current and expected interests, needs and challenges in your organization.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and expression of confidence in the Center for Gender in Organizations at Simmons School of Management.