Director: Ann Bookman

Ann BookmanCelebrating twenty years of contributions to advancing women’s leadership and participation in public life, UMass Boston’s Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, promotes and strengthens diverse forms of women’s public leadership. Through its innovative educational programs, action-oriented research, and public forums, it works to ensure that the voices, talents, and experiences of all women are valued and included in the policy and political processes. In partnership with nonprofit organizations, private companies, and government at all levels, the center works to strengthen democratic values in public life and build a prosperous economy that increases access and opportunity for all. All center initiatives and research explore the impact of gender, race/ethnicity, and class on policy making and politics.


Browse the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy Collections:

Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy Publications

Pathways to Political Leadership for Women of Color

The Unfinished Agenda: New England Women’s Policy Conference