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The Association of American Colleges and Universities provides national leadership on issues of women in higher education through its Program on the Status and Education of Women (PSEW). PSEW conducts projects and publishes on such priorities as curriculum and campus climate, women's leadership, and new research on women and gender.

Office of Women in Higher Education the American Council on Education's Office of Women in Higher Education (OWHE) provides the national direction for women's leadership development and career advancement.

Women in Higher Education Conference - a framework for action

Association for Women in Science AWIS is dedicated to achieving equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology.

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at The University of Maine provides free, confidential short term counseling (up to six sessions), consultations and carefully screened referrals for all UMaine faculty and staff and their household members.  The EAP has a private, off-site location and is experienced in dealing with a variety of complex workplace and personal issues.

The University of Maine Women's Resource Center has a page of website links that take you to grassroots organizations where you can get involved in health issues for women. Whether just to find out about organizations and groups with like concerns, or to get involved, this page of links is a good place to start.

The American Council on Education is the nations coordinating higher education association dedicated to equal opportunity and a stronger higher education system in this country. The web site presents itself as a; "Forum for the discussion of major issues related to higher education and its potential to contribute to the quality of American Life."

Equity Online is a site that is committed to: "Improving education for girls and women, supporting equitable outcomes for all students. This site also has information on Title IX.

The Franco-American Women's Institute is an organization in Maine; "A group of women who gather together for the specific purpose of promoting ethnic women's voice.

The National Center for Education Statistics is; "The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United State and other nations.

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is an informational web site with news stories and current events that affect women in our country and around the world.

The National Department of Labor- Women's Bureau Home Page provides a voice for working women in out country.

The Maine Women's Fund seeks to support systemic social change," says Karin Anderson, Executive Director, the Maine Women's Fund. "The grants funded this year are exemplary programs that both serve an immediate need for women and girls in Maine and also address the issue of societal change. The Fund has awarded almost $800,000 in grants since 1990, and this is the first time that three-quarters of our grants are over $5,000 each! The grants awarded this year will touch thousands of Maine women and girls who represent great diversity in age, geographic location, physical ability, economic, status, and racial and ethnic background."



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