Increasing numbers of transnational corporations, local businesses, law firms, graduate schools and service organizations now require prospective employees to be conversant with and critically conscious of the challenges of a culturally diverse environment. Employers are increasingly aware that they need to address gender and diversity within the workplace. Women’s studies students stand out as applicants who are trained to address these issues.


Women’s studies graduates work in many areas, including the following:

  • Community leadership
  • International business management
  • Government
  • Nonprofits

Many also pursue graduate or professional degrees in a variety of fields, including law, social work, justice studies and gender studies.


Skills you can market with a minor in women’s studies:

  • Analysis of social systems
  • Ability to think and plan locally and globally
  • Time management and organization
  • Effective written and oral communication
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member
  • Primary and secondary research skills