A Live Experiment in How Credibility Works and How Ideas Rise - with speaker Katie Orenstein, Founder & CEO of The Op-Ed Project


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Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts

Striving to create a climate of economic empowerment.


The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts fuels progress toward gender equity by funding the most promising solutions, collaborating with results-oriented partners, and by elevating the collective power of local women to take charge, and to lead with purpose.

We envision Western Massachusetts as a national leader for gender equity where people in our communities have the power to prosper economically, live safe and healthy lives, and thrive.


We mobilize the collective resources of our donors to provide support for nonprofits that address the most urgent problems facing western Massachusetts’ women and girls.

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Partnerships and Community Engagement

We leverage expertise, relationships, and resources to produce the most promising solutions and inspire cross-sector collaboration.

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We give women and girls the tools, mentors, and confidence to become effective civic leaders and elected officials.

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We're bringing The OpEd Project to Springfield on September 25th. Find out what it's all about. @TheOpEdProject #changeculture

Day trip alert! "Fragmented Identities: The Gendered Roles of Women in Art Through the Ages" is at the Mead Art Museum in Amherst. Have you seen it? #westernma

Ever wonder what impact a grant from the Women's Fund has? Listen to Episode 2 of Hear Our Voices.

Interested in becoming a member of the Young Women's Initiative? #YWI #springfieldma

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Tue 28

YWI Info Session

August 28 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sep 04

YWI Info Session

September 4 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sep 25

Workshop: Owning Expertise – The Op-Ed Project

September 25 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nov 16

New England Women’s Policy Conference

November 16 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nov 27

Giving Tuesday

November 27
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WFWM Radio: Episode 2, Willow Scappace

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Willow Scappace On this episode of Hear Our Voices podcast, Willow Scappace, age 16, explains how she has benefited from a Women's Fund grant. Willow is an active participant of…

WFWM Radio: Episode 1, Carla Oleska

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Carla Oleska On this episode of Hear our Voices podcast, Carla Oleska shares her thoughts on being the CEO of The Women's Fund from 2006 until 2014. "I wish other people…

Leading Out Loud: Public Speaking Course

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We’ve partnered with Women Speak Up! to offer to our friends a free, six-week, public speaking course for women and teen girls. The entire class in online and includes a…
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