CWW holds Welcome Reception For New Director, Professor Dana Britton

On October 17, the Center for Women and Work (CWW) held a welcome reception for the center’s new director, Professor Dana Britton. More than 60 people attended the event, including faculty and staff from SMLR, the Institute for Women’s Leadership, and current and former CWW staff member. Professor Britton, who began her appointment in July 2012, was formally introduced by SMLR Dean Susan J. Schurman.

Above: Professor Dana Britton gives a speech during the CWW reception in her honor.
Above: Current and former CWW and IWL staff members attend the reception for Professor Dana Britton.
Above: SMLR Dean Susan J. Schurman formally introduces Professor Dana Britton.
Above: Rutgers faculty and staff listen as Professor Dana Britton, CWW's new director, addresses the room.
Connie Ellis, CWW and IWL director of corporate programs, and Professor Nancy DiTomaso, from Rutgers Business School, pose for the camera. 

“Dana has an impressive record of scholarship in the area of women and work, as well as a strong track record as an administrator,” says Dean Schurman. “I am happy to welcome her to our school.”

Professor Britton's research interests are in the areas of gender and work and gender and social control, topics which she has written about in two books, one edited volume, and many journal articles. Her first book focused on gender and work in prison, and she is now in the midst of a project that looks at the transition between associate and full professor, particularly for women, with a focus as well on the science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) disciplines.

Her leadership and experience complements CWW’s mission as an innovative leader in research and programs that promote gender equity, a high-skill economy, and reconciliation of work and well-being for all. Professor Britton aims to help raise the academic profile of the center. Her goals included enhancing student involvement in the center as well as reviving its fellowship program as a way of building links on and off campus to scholars whose research fits in the areas of research and advocacy.

“I am in the very fortunate position of having come to a center with a range of very strong projects and partnerships, as well as people who are strongly committed to our mission of research, outreach, and advocacy that improves the lives of women workers,” says Professor Britton. “I look forward to continuing to build and grow the center over the years to come.”

Founded in 1993, Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations’ Center for Women and Work (CWW) is an innovative leader in research and programs that promote gender equity, a high-skill economy, and reconciliation of work and well-being for all. CWW addresses women’s advancement in the workplace, conducts cutting-edge research on successful public and workplace policies, provides technical assistance and programs to educators, industry, and governments, and engages issues that directly affect the living standards of New Jersey’s and the nation’s working families. Areas of concentration include the Working Families Program. For more information on CWW, visit: