NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR RESEARCH ON WOMEN INC

Rating: 2.14 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Education, Women

Location: 11 Hanover Square Floor 24 New York NY 10005 USA

Mission: Women's voices are too often excluded from public discourse. Gains for women and girls, made over decades of struggle, are being systematically rolled back. From human and civil rights to economic security, from reproductive rights to equal opportunity, from violence against women to leadership in science, academia, and business, we still have much to do.
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Rating: 1 stars  

15 people found this review helpful

Wells Fargo is a proud corporate supporter of NCRW (aka Regender) and Regender should be ashamed of itself for working with and accepting money from this company considering the tremendous damage the company has inflicted on working women in the USA when it came to the mortgage fiasco and now the now the subprime auto loan industry. The NYT's has recently run a series of articles highlighting how companies like Wells Fargo have focused on the subprime auto loan market in the US and how they are taking full advantage of the weakest people in the US; low income working women who have poor credit. Who can afford to pay usury interest rates of 39% + and penalties on top of late fees? Is that helping girls and women succeed in life?

See http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/07/19/in-a-subprime-bubble-for-used-cars-unfit-borrowers-pay-sky-high-rates/

Taking advantage of poor hardworking women (mostly minority women) who desperately need a car to get to work and charge usury interest rates companies like Wells Fargo rip off women and leave them at the mercy of the repo man as well as credit collecting services. It is modern day slavery as women are forced to pay insane interest rates on autos that are used and old as well as often non-functional. So thank you Regender for accepting funding from Wells Fargo who have done so much damage to women in the US even with the hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements with the Federal government and the States. Shame on you all that work at REGENDER. Destroying peoples lives leading to bankruptcy and loss of ones future? How does that mesh with REGENDER's mission statement?

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Stop taking money from corporations that harm girls and women.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 1 stars  

88 people found this review helpful

Regender is a fraud and acts as a front organization for corporations. They removed my comments and my review on its Regender Facebook page! No more comments and no reviews anymore from August 29, 2014 on its Facebook page -just Likes and Share this or that article! They also refuse to answer any questions about their phony operation front for corporations. Call (212) 785-7335 and someone will take your name and say they will get back to you but they don't. The operator says no one is here to speak to you and it goes to voice messaging and you get no call back. They come to work after 10AM then lunch is next some meetings then as 4:30PM approaches it is time to scoot. They still do not have their current 990 financials on the Regender website and have one that is two years old!

I don't know why we need non-profits like DiversityInc, Catalyst, and Regender (NCRW) acting as fronts for corporations like Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs, Blackrock, Time Warner, Bank of America etc. and running defense for them while these companies refuse to reveal their employee diversity makeup of their workforce. Ebay, Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Google, Linkedin, Pandora, Pinterest, as well as other corporations have come clean so why not corporations that fund Regender? Regender is being hypocritical and deceitful since this runs counter to their mission statement of focusing on the sources of discrimination. As other reviewers have mentioned, all Regender has to do is look at its own corporate sponsors. All publicly traded companies must file their diversity information with the EEOC.gov but are not required to make them public. So what are they hiding?

The sad reality is that the people who run this non-profit have sold out for attractive paychecks. Where is the transparency here at guidestar? Regender has not posted their latest 990 financials. Nealy all their $ come from corporations. The executives at Regender are out of touch and out of mind and have little understanding with work- family balance issues that the average woman has to deal with. Most have no children and are not married and have little experience in the for profit dog eat dog world. If corporations published their diversity numbers and hired women of color then there would be no need for a Catalyst, Diversityinc or Regender.

NCRW AKA Regender has always been a corporate front claiming that it had 120 + member centers in the U.S.A, 3,000 affiliates, and 200+ international centers. Over the years they lost most corporate funding:

Past Institutional Funders Member Centers Affiliated Organizations Corporate Circle Presidents Circle


NCRW Funders

Aetna Life & Casualty Company
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
American Express Foundation
Apple Computers, Inc.
Arthur Ross Foundation
Asia Foundation
Ballantine/Del Ray/Fawcett/Ivy Books
Boehm Foundation
Steven H. & Alida Brill Foundation
Caritas Fund for the Tides Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Clorox Foundation
Compton Foundation Inc.
Charles A. Dana Foundation
The James R. Dougherty Foundation, Jr. Foundation
Dover Fund
The Equitable Financial Companies
First Interstate Bank of California Foundation
The Ford Foundation
Girl's Best Friend Foundation
The Global Fund for Women
William T. Grant Foundation
Mary W. Harriman Foundation
Harper Collins Publishers
Mary W. Harriman Foundation
The Hygeia Foundation
International Business Machines (IBM)
James Irvine Foundation
Kellogg Foundation
Levi Strauss Foundation
Lilly Endowment Inc.
Lipper & Company,L.P.
Joyce Mertz -Gilmore Foundation
Metropolitan Life Foundation
Mobil Corporation
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation
Stewart R. Mott Charitable Trust
Ms. Foundation for Women
National Science Foundation
New York Community Trust
Nokomis Foundation
Norton & Company
Pacific Bell
Partnership for Democracy
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Philip Morris Companies, Inc.
Ploughshares Fund
Primerica Foundation
The Prudential Foundation
Remmer Family Foundation
Rockefeller Family Fund
Rockefeller Foundation
Russell Sage Foundation
Samuel Rubin Foundation
Sara Lee Foundation
Scheuer Foundation, Inc.
Sears Roebuck and Company
The Sister Fund
Stewart R. Mott Charitable Trust
Jules and Doris Stein Foundation
The L.J. Skaggs & Mary C. Skaggs Foundation
The Pew Charitable Trusts
The Prudential Insurance Company
Transamerica Leasing, Inc.
United Nations Development Programme
Valentine Foundation
Walter Laband Foundation
W.W. Norton & Inc.
Women's Bureau, United States Department of Labor
Women's Division, Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church
The Xerox Foundation

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Force the Corporate circle of Regender to publish their diversity employee information so that all could see that they are NOT hiring minority women in any meaningful numbers and stop acting as PR for companies that talk the talk and don't walk the walk.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

114 people found this review helpful

Changing the name of the National Council of Research on Women (NCRW) to Regender was a big mistake. Call it rebranding, a marketing gimmick but I think it was a terrible mistake. Even if it is true that NCRW did not have a true national network in many states in the U.S., they should have kept the name and worked on building a nationally based member center infrastructure instead of copping out and just changing their look and logo. This non-profit should really start from scratch and get a professional dedicated team together in order to bring back NCRW to its rightful core values.

NCRW needs to hire Hispanic and African Americans and focus on the most disadvantaged population of women in the United States- minority women who are in a crisis situation in relation to areas of discrimination, equal pay, violence against women, poverty, child abuse, upward mobility, education... Google just released their diversity numbers and just 1% of its tech staff is black and just 2% is Hispanic. I agree with another reviewer who demanded that Regender's Corporate Circle should release their job diversity figures. How many women of color are working at BlackRock, Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg? How many women period? Lets have some transparency and honesty here. Regender should insist that all its corporate members on the board or Presidents and Corporate circle come clean and release their job diversity breakdowns. One former female board member and owner of Aptmetrics has only white men as the top executives and hardly any women of color working at the company-not an example of diversity at the work place.

A recent study by HRxAnalysts, a Bodega Bay, Calif.-based analyst firm covering the HR industry entitled- What HR Thinks and Feels: The 2011 HRxAnalysts Psychographic Survey of HR Professionals reveals that women now account for 71 percent of all HR professionals. They found that the typical HR professional is a 47 year old white woman. The root causes of workplace discrimination is that white men dominate the executive positions in companies but it a sad reality that these white women to a large degree contribute to the problem since they go along with these white men who do not hire women of color and hire people that they identify with- their own kind.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Start fresh with new people and bring back The National Council of Research on Women. Ditch this new branding, advertising, and marketing gimmick and get back to building a community of women across the world for the benefit of women. I think that the former CEO who left in 2013 that is now at Harvard should return the millions in compensation that she got since 1996 if in fact the allegations are true that NCRW never had member centers all across the US and it falsely claimed to be national.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A little

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Somewhat badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Unlikely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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