The Women’s Well-Being Initiative (WWBI) was founded in 2001 by two former WGST faculty, Dr. Lynn Weber and Dr. DeAnne Messias. It engages faculty, staff, and students in campus-community partnerships that promote the well-being of women and girls in the Midlands, and enhance the recognition of the full diversity of women's experiences across race, class, age, ethnicity, ability, and other dimensions of difference.
Our goals can be encapsulated within three basic principles:
- Critique public and institutional policies to ensure support for women and girls as they pursue their full potential.
- Challenge disparities relating to the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality and other dimensions of social inequalities that threaten the well-being of women and girls.
- Create change through research, teaching, and activism projects that address critical concerns of women and girls, local communities, and the mission of the Women's and Gender Studies program.
Please contact the WWBI Program Director, Dr. Olga Ivashkevich, at Olga@sc.edu for further information.