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This research partnership was formed to better understand what motivates and sustains−as well as prevents−Asian American women, Latinas, and African American women from achieving greater rates of political leadership in Massachusetts. Five women of color leaders became research fellows and explored pressing issues such as family and cultural expectations, financial resources and fundraising, and the potential for compromised values. After two years of training, data collection, and analysis, online resources were developed and are now hosted on UMass Boston’s website.


A research partnership between the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy of the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies and the Women’s Pipeline for Change.

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Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series.