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President's Council of Cornell Women

Advancing the women of Cornell...

logo PCCW is a group of highly accomplished alumnae working to enhance the involvement of women students, faculty, staff, and alumnae as leaders within Cornell’s many communities.

The organization was founded in 1990 by then-President Frank H. T. Rhodes with the guiding leadership of trustees Lilyan Affinito '53 and Patricia Carry Stewart '50.

Give now to the PCCW Current Use Fund!

Save the Date for the 2018 Symposium | April 13-14 in NYC

PCCW's Impact: The Story in Numbers
PCCW's History: The Story in Words



Strengthening Ties to Each Other and
to Cornell

PCCW members, discover the best way to get involved in all that PCCW has to offer! Learn more about committees. Sign up for the annual meeting in Ithaca and regional gatherings. Browse the PCCW roster and connect to other members.


Supporting Students with Mentoring, Scholarships, and Special Initiatives
Find out more about the learning and leadership opportunities that PCCW creates for women students at Cornell.


Forwarding Faculty Research and Careers
Explore the new knowledge that PCCW makes possible across myriad academic disciplines through its research grants for women faculty and other faculty related initiatives.


Expanding the Role of Women at Cornell
and Beyond

Learn about the many ways in which PCCW directly contributes to Cornell’s legacy as a leader on behalf of women's equality in higher education.

GPWomeN-PCCW Speaker Series 2016-17


PCCW in Action!

PCCW works to improve the campus environment to better support women students as leaders. To that end, PCCW has awarded grants aimed at fighting sexual violence.

The 2013 Speak About It program during Move-In Weekend 2013

Examples of recent grants include: “Speak About It,” an educational performance that gets students to think seriously about healthy sexual relationships, consent, sexual assault and prevention, and bystander intervention; and an integrated bystander education program at Cornell Health designed to prevent men’s violence against women, particularly among student-athletes and members of the Greek system.