The Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Center — formerly the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network — works to advance women’s-focused leadership and ensure the success of women in public life and the law. We carry out our mission through three core pillars of service: we provide top-notch leadership development opportunities for NYU Law students; we create dynamic public programming and offer a robust line-up of live and virtual events; and we lend our voices and expertise to advocacy and media initiatives that elevate and promote gender equity.

BWLC Visiting Fellows-in-Residence, AY 2024-25

The Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Center invites applications for Visiting Fellows-in-Residence for the 2024-25 academic year. Read more about the opportunity on our Jobs Opportunities page.

Event Spotlight

On April 14, the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Center presented its annual symposium. This year’s event featured leading national and global scholars, advocates, and journalists discussing Women’s Rights and Backsliding Democracies. For symposium videos and related content, visit Ms. Magazine: Women’s Rights and Backsliding Democracies.

Women’s Rights and Backsliding Democracies: Fireside Chat with Professor Melissa Murray and Jessica Valenti