The Clayman Institute for Gender Research

  • Where race and gender meet, there emerges challenge, triumph, leadership, and change. While often overlooked, black women continue to be at the forefront of progress and social innovation, from their role in past movements for...
  • Perfect Strangers
    “People are surprised when they find out what I’m doing,” the woman says to the camera, repeating what will become a theme in the documentary. The camera cuts cryptically to scenes from a hospital, then back to the woman. Her...
  • When Myra Strober first joined the Stanford business school faculty in 1972, there were only five women students out of a class of 350. That year, the only students in her class on “Women and Work” were undergraduates. Women at...
  • Photo of Serra House, Stanford University, home of CAWL
    Perhaps nowhere is the stalled gender revolution more apparent than in the executive and leadership ranks of business, government and education. For the past thirty years, women have surpassed their male peers in earning...

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Founded in 1974, the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University creates knowledge and seeks to implement change to promote gender equality. Our current focus is Moving Beyond the Stalled Gender Revolution. We are bringing together an intellectually diverse group of scholars to provide new insights into the barriers to women's advancement and to propose novel and workable solutions to advancing gender equality.

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