About Us

The Penn Women's Center promotes gender justice at Penn and beyond. We sponsor programs on career development, stress management, parenting, violence prevention, health and wellness alongside events highlighting women and female-identified writers, activists, artists and political and professional leaders. We play an advocacy role regarding a wide range of issues including reproductive justice, sexuality, discrimination, interpersonal violence, and physical and mental health. We also provide confidential crisis and options counseling to members of the Penn community.

Located in the heart of the campus, the Penn Women's Center offers the perfect space for folks to study, relax, host meetings and workshops or team up for civic engagement projects. We have a fully-equipped nursing room, complete with a Medela Symphony breast pump, that provides a cozy private space for breastfeeding and/or pumping. We are also home to Penn's first ever Eco-Kitchen, which anyone in the Penn community can book for a sustainable-food event, and we also have an outdoor patio/BBQ event space. Other amenities include a film and book library, a TV/DVD player, and assorted meeting rooms.