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"Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing never can bring about reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation."
Susan B. Anthony

We are inspired by Susan B. Anthony's vision and passion. We celebrate women's achievements at the University of Rochester and in the world. We work to understand and overcome barriers to women's wider leadership.


Nora Bredes,
Director, 1999-2011

October 13, 1950 - August 18, 2011

Please visit the Nora Bredes Memorial website here





Aimee Senise Bohn,
Program Coordinator

Aimee joined the Anthony Center in 2011 after a brief absence from the University following the birth of her son. She graduated from U of R in 1998 with a Bachelors degree in Philosophy and Brain and Cognitive Science. Aimee is also a yoga teacher, world traveler, and avid reader.

Caitlin Smigelski, Administrative Staff

Caitlin joined the Anthony Center as an undergraduate in 2009.  Graduating in 2010, Caitlin received a B.S. in Environmental Science.  As a student, she was very active in feminist student organizations.  She served as President of the Women’s Caucus, co-directed and produced The Vagina Monologues and was a member of VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood. Caitlin returned to the University to participate in the Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year program.  Through this scholarship, Caitlin co-founded a small vegetable farm on campus that teaches students about organic gardening and food sustainability while providing fresh produce to Dining Services.