About Us

The Women + Girls Research Alliance was founded as a community-based organization in 2006 and integrated into the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2010. The Alliance provides faculty, students and the community with opportunities for research and education on women’s policy issues.

 We focus on the crucial fields of 

  • Employment and Earnings
  • Civic and Political Engagement
  • Economic Security
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Violence Against Women

The Alliance fosters increased collaborations between community members and UNC Charlotte; enhances public knowledge of its educational opportunities and services, and increases both faculty and student research that addresses these fundamental and regional issues for women.

Every two years, the Alliance hosts a Summit conference at which new research is presented to the community including representatives of nonprofit organizations, corporations, government, media, and community action.