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Department ofWomen's and Gender Studies

Women's Resources

Community Resources

  • Equal Rights Advocates (San Francisco, CA)

    Equal Rights Advocates is a San Francisco-based organization that works to eradicate illegal discriminatory practices that deny women advancement opportunities, equal compensation, and access to certain occupations.

  • League of Women Voters of San Jose/Santa Clara

    League of Women Voters of San Jose/Santa Clara is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. (San Jose, CA)

  • Office of Women's Policy, County of Santa Clara

    The Office of Women's Policy is a leading voice in Silicon Valley on the needs of women and girls, serving as a catalyst for awareness and action on current and emerging issues that impact women's health, safety, and security. 

  • The Women's Alliance (San Jose, CA)

    National organization of independent community-based members who provide professional career training and attire to low-income women and families who seek self-sufficiency.

  • YWCA Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA)

    As the oldest and largest multicultural women's organization in the world, YWCA’s mission is to empower women, children, and families, and to eliminate racism, hatred, and prejudice through its programs and services. For more information about internship opportunities, visit the Internship webpage.

National Resources

  • Feminist Majority Foundation

    Organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence through research and public policy development.

  • Girls for a Change

    Girls for a Change is a national organization that provides teen girls with adult female role models, leadership training and the inspiration to work together in teams to solve persistent societal problems in their communities. For more information about internship opportunities, visit the Internship webpage.

  • College Resources for Women Students

    There are many challenges that women face within education. One of these challenges is navigating the high cost of education in America. Women pursuing education are still way underrepresented and receive less financial aid than their male classmates. For this reason, the team at created a college resource guide geared toward female students.

    Additional resources are included in this guide, such as:

    • Scholarships
    • Advice on Choosing Schools
    • Sexual Assault Awareness and more

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