A photo taken by WAPPP Cultural Bridge 2023 fellow Valencia Lambert, SM/MSc 2024, of herself and the team she worked with during her WAPPP-supported summer internship made possible by the Germeshausen Foundation. Valencia interned with the Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda, where she conducted a qualitative study that aims to understand barriers to HIV testing and care in Mbarara district.

WAPPP-affiliated faculty Dara Kay Cohen (left), Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, and Zoe Marks, Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. Both Professors Cohen and Marks conduct research in WAPPP's Gender & Conflict area of focus, funded in part by a gift from Women's Leadership Board Chair Emerita Carol Hamilton.

The 2023 graduates of WAPPP's political training program, From Harvard Square to the Oval Office. The program provides a select group of Harvard graduate students, including those from politically underrepresented groups, with the tools and support they need to ascend in the electoral process at the local, state, and national levels. The Oval Office program is made possible by the Barbara Lee Foundation.

A photo of WAPPP Cultural Bridge 2023 fellow Adhwaa Alsaleh, MPP 2024, during her WAPPP-supported summer internship made possible by the Germeshausen Foundation. Adhwaa interned with the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics in Nairobi, Kenya, where she focused on evaluating the transformative potential of affordable EdTech solutions on the literacy skills, social-emotional learning outcomes, and gender attitudes of children residing in high-poverty areas.

Together, we are closing gender gaps across the world. Our mission is sustained through the numerous individuals, foundations and corporations who invest in the Women and Public Policy Program. These include major gifts and revenue from:

  • Abigail E. Disney Endowment Fund
  • Adrienne Hall Endowment Fund
  • Barbara Lee Women and US Politics Training Program and Lecture Series Endowment Fund
  • Beatrice Koretsky Bleicher Memorial Endowment Fund
  • David M. Rubenstein
  • Folke Bernadotte Academy
  • Germeshausen Foundation
  • Jessica Hoffman Brennan Gender Inequality and COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Research Fund
  • Joanne Egerman
  • Lia and William Poorvu
  • Neena Mehta Endowment Fund
  • Sy Syms Foundation
  • Women’s Leadership Board with more than 110 members and 15 corporations
    • Chairs: Janice Bryant Howroyd (current); Carol Hamilton; Lara Warner; Francine LeFrak; Barbara Annis; Roxanne Mankin Cason; Jean Minskoff Grant
    • Corporations: Accenture | ACT•1 Group | Bank of America | Bayer | Bristol Myers Squibb | Deloitte | HSBC | JPMorgan Chase | L'Oreal USA | Merck Sharp & Dohme | MetLife | PAREXEL | TIAA | Vanguard | Verizon

Giving Opportunities

WAPPP is actively seeking to expand philanthropic resources to amplify its global impact. If you are interested in generating change through WAPPP’s world-class research, teaching, and policy design, please contact Nicole Carter Quinn, Executive Director, at nicole_carter@hks.harvard.edu.

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