The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women serves all students, staff and faculty of Case Western Reserve University. We are a community space and a social innovator empowering women and advancing gender equity through research-informed action.
What that means for the students of CWRU is that we serve many different functions in the community. We have our violence prevention program called It’s on CWRU, which aims to disrupt the culture of violence through evidence-informed education, mutual aid and survivor support. Our prevention education work is focused on three key areas: bystander intervention, consent education and survivor support.
In addition, we have ongoing programming that serves our students in a variety of ways, including:
- Professional Mentoring Opportunities
- Women in STEM Initiatives
- The Flora Challenge (a hands-on experience in which multidisciplinary teams of CWRU students work on community engagement projects to promote gender equity)
- Grants (often available to undergraduate students involved in research!)
- Student groups, ranging in focus from Reproductive Health to Women in Science and Engineering, all focused on the same goal: gender equity.
We also have events running throughout the year, both through the center and our student groups. A few examples of what’s coming up soon at the Mather Center are:
- A talk with the creators of the children’s book “Ari J.’s Kinky, Curly Crown”
- A Women in STEM panel from our student group, WISER (Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable)
- A Women’s History Month playlist (can be found on our Instagram, going on all month long!)
- An ElectHER one day training for women interested in pursuing politics
- A Think Forum event with T. Morgan Dixon, cofounder and CEO of GirlTrek
We hope you enjoy getting a peek into what’s going on at the Mather Center! If you’d like to get to know us better, make sure you check out our Instagram, sign up for our newsletter or visit us at our website.