Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy

Advancing Women's Engagement and Participation in Public Life

The Graduate Certificate Program in Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy is closely aligned with the scholarship and mission of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy (CWPPP). Students  benefit from center events and learn from center research, publications, and projects promoting women's political leadership.

The center’s primary areas of expertise focus on the political representation of women and a range of public policy issues that are important to women. Its research directly addresses the intersectionality of gender, race/ethnicity, and social class by examining issues that are relevant to diverse communities of women.

Student Resources

CWPPP Resources and Useful Links

  • National professional organizations
  • Community-based organizations
  • University-based research organizations
  • Political organizations
  • Massachusetts women's commissions


CWPPP is seeking a lecturer for a second section of its Contemporary American Public Policy Issues course for spring 2021.  Please see link for job description and details.