Impact Lives and Inspire Change

Your gift funds research and scholarship which brings together the best minds at Columbia to focus on the impact, experience and excellence of women and other underrepresented groups.


What are the global issues most affecting women? How do women create change in their own societies and around the world? How will Columbia University prepare new generations of leaders attuned to social justice for women? These questions set the agenda for Women Creating Change.


What are the issues that need our attention now? How does critical thinking about the experiences of underrepresented groups affect the world we live in? How will Columbia University envision ways of fighting inequality and promoting gender, racial, economic and environmental justice in global and domestic contexts? These are the questions that set the agenda for Imagining Justice.

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  • Sustain our future

  • Fortify our research

  • Support our students



Diversify the scope and impact of our research projects.
Increase the number of projects and the number of faculty affiliated with the center.


Connect with our community through an increased number of public events.

Engage  with community leaders through the creation of a Leadership Council. 

Collaborate with new areas of Columbia and faculty across campus.


Communicate with our constituents and our community.

Publish work related to the findings of our research.

Teach the next generation of activists, through coursework.


Raise funds for our research and programming.

Grow our endowment to sustain the activities of the Center

When I was first introduced to Women Creating Change, I was very impressed by the interdisciplinary approach to researching issues that women impact as well as issues that impact women. In our current global environment, it is extremely important that we understand the influence of women on the economic, political, and cultural forces that shape our surroundings. Our programs seek to incorporate academic research about women and other underrepresented groups in the classroom and to better inform global decision making. Our faculty leverage donor support in impressive ways to produce extraordinary global projects. Please join us in supporting this dynamic research and outreach.
— Ann Kaplan, Columbia University Trustee Emeritus Partner, Circle Wealth Management