The Women’s Caucus in Religious Studies began more than twenty-five years ago. A group of enterprising women, students as well as faculty, realized that in order to survive the sea of suits that was the AAR/SBL Annual Meetings in those days, they would have to bond. They did so with enormous success, meeting yearly to bring constant critical attention to the needs and contributions of women in the field. They raised the need for childcare at the Annual Meeting and pushed behind the scenes for the election of the first women presidents in each society. The Caucus was the forerunner to the now several academic sections that deal with women-focused content.