YWI Blueprint for Action

Recommendations from 20 young women with something to say and much to share.


Advancing Women's Leadership

Your Women's Fund is dedicated to elevating the collective power of local women and girls to take charge, and to lead with purpose. Click to learn more about opportunities for leadership development for young women and adult women.


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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Leadership Development

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

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"The evidence shows that investing in women and girls delivers major benefits for society..." - Former President Jimmy Carter


Happy birthday to one of our founding mothers, Dianne Fuller Doherty! We hope your day is as amazing as you are! 😁🎉

We're hiring! The Women's Fund of Western MA is looking for a Community Investments Coordinator.
#communityengagement #women #westernma #jobpostings


Take action. Be heard.
#womenpower #wfwm #takeaction #makechange #mywomensfund

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LIPPI 2.0 Applications Due

July 31 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Many Thanks to Leaving Board Members

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Two of the Fund's board members are rotating off the board as of July 1st. Kathy Cardinale and Layla Taylor have been instrumental in shaping the Women's Fund during their…

LIPPI 2.0 Syllabus

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Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact 2.0:  Strategies for Social Change This is a draft syllabus and may be updated. This course will explore different frameworks and pathways for…

A LIPPIsta Manifesto

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Nicole Young Nicole recited this piece she wrote at the Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact and the Young Women's Initiative Graduation Ceremony on June 4, 2019. It Starts…
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Get ready to lead

By inspiring and training women to run for office and lead policy change, we are building a grassroots base of leaders that can be mobilized in support of policy change for gender equity.
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Let’s work together to ensure women have both the skills and resources to succeed economically, the power to act on economic decisions, as well as fair and equal access to economic institutions.