The Clayman Institute for Gender Research

  • Motivational quotes and popular proverbs remind us of how important persistence, determination, and personal attitude are for achieving one’s goals. In so many aspects of our lives, from education to sports, to careers and even personal...
  • Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to be admitted into a medical school in the United States. The year was 1847, over 80 years after the first U.S. medical school had opened its doors. Since that time, U.S. medical schools have made tremendous...
  • Join us for a book signing and lecture with former Clayman Institute Director and author, Deborah L. Rhode. Her new book What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women's Movement addresses the current state of gender inequality directly. By both breaking...
  • Our 2014-2015 fellowship programs are in full swing with fellows’ lectures and research revealing more new discoveries on gender across various disciplines. The Clayman Institute offers three different programs: graduate dissertation, postdoctoral...
  • We must eliminate the culture of silence on campuses across the nation. On my campus, most students do not have a problem admitting that sexual assault occurs, however, the culture surrounding sexual assault makes it an enigmatic issue where...
  • 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 undergraduate degrees,...

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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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