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From the website: "Psychology has undergone a profound shift over the last 50 years. In 1960, women received only a small minority of doctorates in the field. Today, in many parts of the world, women receive the majority. To understand this shift and the role women and feminists have played in it, we need to collect the first-hand accounts of feminist psychologists who were instrumental in bringing about these changes and those who continue to enrich psychology with feminism. We also need to be aware of our history. Who were the women who came before us? How did their work lay the foundation for feminist psychology? This site highlights important women in psychology's past and amplifies the diverse voices of contemporary feminist psychologists. We invite you to explore their stories."


Links to Other Organizations


The Canadian Psychological Association's purpose is to lead, advance and promote psychology as a science and as a profession for the benefit of humanity; to provide leadership in Canada; to promote a sense of identity among psychologists; to promote the advancement, dissemination, and practical application of psychological knowledge; to develop standards and ethical principles for education, training, science and practice in psychology.


The Society for the Psychology of Women was established in 1973 as Division 35 of the American Psychological Association. The Society is devoted to providing an organizational base for all feminists, women and men of all national origins who are interested in teaching, research, or practice in the psychology of women. The Society's purpose is to promote feminist scholarship and practice, and to advocate action toward public policies that advance equality and social justice.


The Association for Women in Psychology is a not-for-profit scientific and educational organization committed to encouraging feminist psychological research, theory and activism, with an awareness of and a responsibility to incorporate cultural diversity as well as a strong anti-racism position.


Status of Women Canada is the federal government agency which promotes gender equality, and the full participation of women in the economic, social, cultural and political life of Canada. SWC focuses its work in three areas: improving women's economic autonomy and well-being, eliminating systemic violence against women and children, and advancing women's human rights.


POWS was set up as a subsection of the British Psychological Society in 1988 to:

  • Bring together everyone with an interest in the Psychology of Women
  • Provide a forum for the Psychology of Women in research, teaching and professional practice
  • Increase awareness and action around gender and inequality issues within the BPS, the Psychology profession, and the teaching of Psychology.

POWS is open to all members of the BPS. The majority of members are women who work in the various areas within psychology: clinical, educational, social, developmental, health, occupational, and lesbian and gay psychology.


CRIAW is a research institute which provides tools to facilitate organizations taking action to advance social justice and equality for all women. CRIAW recognizes women’s diverse experiences and perspectives; creates spaces for developing women’s knowledge; bridges regional isolation; and provides communication links between/among researchers and organizations actively working to promote social justice and equality for all women. 




PAR-L is a bilingual Internet discussion space for individuals and organizations interested in women-centred policy issues in Canada. To subscribe, send a message to:


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POWR-L's purpose is to facilitate discussion of current topics, research, teaching strategies, and practice issues among people interested in the discipline of psychology of women. POWR-L is co-sponsored by the Association for Women and Psychology and by Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) of the American Psychological Association. For more information about POWR-L, follow this link.

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PWINET-L is intended to be of interest to feminist psychologists interested in international issues. Please send us any announcements that might be relevant. It can also be used to ask other list members questions about international research. If you would like to join this list, please email Irene Hanson Frieze in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and request to be added to the list.