Thank you for helping make the 2021 Summit great!

March 10th was a day of sharing, learning, and community dialogue.

Click here for more information about our panels, speakers, and activities.

Our e-Program is available online or on this page.  The Zoom links are no longer active but all of the recorded sessions will be online soon!



About Our Executive Director

Dr. Michelle MeggsThe UNC Charlotte Women + Girls Research Alliance welcomed our new Executive Director, Dr. Michelle Meggs, in February 2020.  Dr. Meggs, whose diverse background includes work in academia, the nonprofit sector and ministry, envisions the W+GRA becoming the place for scholars across the state and nation to come together to advance gender equity and social mobility.  Dr. Meggs seeks to connect community organizations doing work on the ground with university researchers whose research relates to women’s health, economic security, employment, civic and political engagement and violence against women.

Dr. Meggs holds a Doctor of Arts in Humanities with a concentration in Africana Women’s Studies from Clark Atlanta University and a Master of Divinity from Wake Forest University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johnson C. Smith University.

News Release from UNC Charlotte's Division of Academic Affairs: UNC Charlotte Appoints Meggs to Lead Women + Girls Research Alliance