About Us

A LETTER FROM THE WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTER

The Women’s International Study Center was conceived by a group of dynamic men and women who were inspired by the achievements of the women who lived in and built the Acequia Madre House, and wanted to continue their legacy into the future with fellowships and programs that aim to help women achieve their goals.

Our style is conversational: we know the impact of deep connections and the importance of inter-generational relationships among women. In each of our endeavors, whether it be a Symposium, a Fellows program, or an International speaker, we strive for meaningful, inclusive dialogue and want to ask important questions. Critical to our success and future planning is feedback from program participants, fellows, and volunteers. The cornerstone of our programs is our Fellowships-in-Residence program. Each year the Women’s International Study Center hosts women working in the arts, sciences, cultural preservation, business and philanthropy to work intensively on their projects. Individuals and groups give public presentations and are given a stipend while they stay at beautiful residences on San Antonio, adjacent to the Acequia Madre House. Our residencies are unique, in that they support such a broad array of projects, encouraging multi-disciplinary and inter-generational dialogue.

As of the Spring of 2018, Women’s International Study Center and Acequia Madre house are now separate and distinct non-profits.

To help facilitate this new vision for the Women’s International Study Center, we collaborated with web developer and brand designer, Acacia Carr. Read more about our creative process with Acacia.

We’ve made many improvements with our new site including enhanced mobile performance, social integration, and improved site navigation. Please drop a comment in our News article or send us an email to let us know what you think!


-The Women’s International Study Center

Meet Our Board


Supporting our Mission

Leadership Values in a Changing World
, September 8, 2017

WHO Tarja Halonen, first female President of Finland (2000 to 2012), in conversation with Halla Tómasdóttir, runner-up in Iceland’s Presidential Elections in 2016 WHAT A WISC Conversation: Leadership Values in a Changing World WHERE New Mexico History...

WOMEN & MONEY: Beyond the Numbers 2017

During 2017 WISC will host three workshops, aimed at covering more deeply some of the topics covered during breakout sessions of our 2016 symposium, Women & Money, Beyond the Numbers. Regardless of your age, of whether you are a full-time employee, an...

WOMEN & MONEY: Beyond the Numbers, August 13, 2016

From the global economy to personal finance, women's relationship to money matters greatly. If you care about the economic condition of women, want more power or confidence in your personal finances, or want to learn about the latest trends in giving and...

Women & Money: The Rise of American Women in Politics

Friday, September 30, 2016 From The Women's International Study Center Women & Money Series A reception, conversation and book signing with Ellen Malcolm Activist, Political Fundraiser, and Founder of Emily's List in Conversation with Teresa Leger de...

The Dedicated Founders of the Women’s International Study Center

WHO Tarja Halonen, first female President of Finland (2000 to 2012), in conversation with Halla Tómasdóttir, runner-up in Iceland’s Presidential Elections in 2016 WHAT A WISC Conversation: Leadership Values in a Changing World WHERE New Mexico History...