The Fletcher School is home to many highly active student organizations with a focus on gender, diversity and international engagement, including Fletcher Womxn in Business, The Gender Initiative, Global Women, Pride at Fletcher, The Ralph Bunche Society, and Women in International Security.
Fletcher Womxn in Business
FWIB seeks to create a space for womxn at Fletcher to connect and empower one another and promote personal and professional development.
The Global Women (GW) group seeks to mainstream gender issues and raise awareness regarding the critical role that women play in international affairs. By sponsoring speakers, student discussions, and working with campus leaders, GW gives a forum within the Fletcher community for dialog about gender. Among GW’s other initiatives are workshops that address leadership, communication, and networking skills, and a mentoring program with Tufts undergraduate students.
Pride at Fletcher
Pride at Fletcher is a student organization for those who identify as LGBTQIA+, as well as allies to provide a platform for an inclusive community that embraces allies, hosts events to raise awareness and understanding, and serves as a resource for the Fletcher community.
The Gender Initiative
The Gender Initiative seeks to improve the overall quality of the Fletcher experience by conducting research into elements of inequality and bias in our academic, social, and professional communities.
The Gender Initiative provides opportunities for motivated students to commit to their skills in research, analysis, management, consulting, and facilitation to initiatives that seek to improve: 1) their shared experiences at Fletcher; and 2) the school itself as an institution grounded in the diversity of its students and their myriad professional and personal experiences and aims.
The Ralph Bunche Society for Diversity in International Relations
Building on the legacy of Ralph Bunche, The Ralph Bunche Society provides a safe space for students to discuss issues of race, class, and culture; it serves as a platform to engage the Fletcher community in considering minority identities and experiences in their careers at Fletcher and beyond. FSCA focuses on three areas of engagement: experience, exposure, and expertise. FSCA seeks opportunities to partner with the Fletcher Alumni of Color Association (FACA) to strengthen its programming and community.
Women in International Security (WIIS)
With more than 7,000 members in 47 countries, WIIS remains the only global network actively advancing women’s leadership, at all stages of their careers, in international peace and security. WIIS continues to serve its mission by:
- Producing groundbreaking research on women in peace and security careers;
- Fostering women’s leadership development and mentoring support; and
- Expanding the WIIS network of women and men who are dedicated to women’s leadership in peace and security.
Fletcher is excited to host its own WIIS chapter!
Alumni groups include:
Fletcher Women’s Network
Fletcher Women’s Network unites Fletcher alumnae of all generations and classes to support our professional and personal development and enhance our opportunities to contribute to our local, national and global community.
FWN is a volunteer-driven organization governed by an Executive Committee of alumnae who represent a variety of graduation years, personal and career paths, and geographies of residence.
Take a look at the FWN Strategic Plan 2018-2020.
Initiative for Women’s International Leadership
Fletcher students and alumnae attended a training on gender and public speaking with Chris Jahnke, sponsored by the alumni-led Initiative for Women’s International Leadership in 2013. Photo credit: Laura Bernier.