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Welcome to the Women + Girls Research Alliance at UNC Charlotte


Welcome to the Women + Girls Research Alliance.  Our goal is to make a difference in our community by providing fair and unbiased data and analyses which leaders and activists can use to improve the lives of women and girls in the Greater Charlotte region.

Founded as a community-based organization in 2006 and integrated into the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2010, the Alliance provides faculty, students and the community with opportunities for research and education on women’s policy issues.

 We focus on the crucial fields of 

  • Employment and Earnings
  • Civic and Political Engagement
  • Economic Security
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Violence Against Women

The Alliance fosters increased collaborations between community members and UNC Charlotte; enhances public knowledge of its educational opportunities and services, and increases both faculty and student research that addresses these fundamental and regional issues for women.

Every two years, the Alliance hosts an all-day Summit conference at which new research is presented to the community including representatives of nonprofit organizations, corporations, government, media and community action. 

2014 Summit


Former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine will deliver the keynote speech at the 2014 Summit of the Women + Girls Research Alliance on Friday, April 11, 2014 in the Student Union Ballroom at UNC Charlotte.

Registration is now closed.  Thank you to those that have registered.  We will see you on Friday!
Plan to join us for "Convergence: Mapping Sucess, Wellbeing + Empowerment," a day filled with the latest reserach on the status of women + girls in Charlotte-Mecklenburg as well as networking opportunities, great presenters and informaion you can use.  Click on 2014 Summit (above) for more information.
Email to be placed on our email list for news of the Summit as it develops.


Upcoming Events

There are no events at this time.

Contact Us

For more information on the Women + Girls Research Alliance, please contact:

Susan Jetton, Co-Director


Lisa Yarrow, Co-Director


Carol Correll, Administrative Assistant


Office Address

9201 University City Boulevard
Colvard 3042
Charlotte, NC 28223
Fax: 704‑687‑1314