President & Provost's Council on Women

The President and Provost's Council on Women (PPCW) leads the charge to advance women across The Ohio State University. PPCW advocates to the president and provost for all Ohio State women and provides leadership for the development of policies and practices that positively affect the working environment for women employed at the university.

Chair of the President & Provost's Council on Women: Kristen Cole

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When women succeed, we all succeed. At The Ohio State University, we’re working to create a culture and environment that support and encourage the success and leadership of women in all career fields and on all career paths.

We work to represent as much diversity as possible: race, orientation rank of position, location, career level, staff, faculty and more. Through that diversity, we’re able to better assess and respond to issues affecting women from both a personal and campus-wide perspective. Through the support of The Women’s Place, we’re able to carry out our work at Ohio State.


Position Statement on Racial Equity

As members of the President and Provost’s Council on Women (PPCW), we work toward a more equitable world for women. We believe this: If women of color do not have equity, women do not have equity. And the data is clear: Women of color do not have equity.


The Work of the Council

A few examples among the many charges the council has taken on are featured below.

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Equity in Award Nominations
Promoting equity in the rate at which women are nominated for and receive awards
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Flexible Work Policy
Establishing a flexible work policy that allows employees to tailor their work schedules
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Pay Equity
Advocating for gender pay equity

Staff and faculty are encouraged to reach out to the council with questions, comments and/or concerns.

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