YWI Blueprint
for Action 2021

Recommendations from 3 cohorts of young philanthropists
with something to say and more to share.


Greater Springfield

Women's Economic Security Hub


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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@WomensFundWMass on twitter

"#MeToo started as a demand for respect, autonomy, and safety at work and at home. This evergreen mission is more important now than ever." https://iwpr.org/media/in-the-lead/three-years-after-metoo-the-movement-remains-critical/

Get to know #womenentrepreneurs from all over Western MA like Sonya Yelder of Granny's Baking Table in Springfield, MA! http://bit.ly/pwh-series

MA women are coming together to discuss the status of #BlackWomensEqualPay, the strategy for re-entering the workforce, and how to better support black women starting and growing their businesses in a post-pandemic world! Join @EmpowermentMA August 5th

We cannot achieve #GenderEquity without #RacialEquity. On #BlackWomensEqualPay, we must work to dismantle barriers & systems of oppression holding women of color back: occupational segregation, low pay, health inequities, racial gaps in education, & more. https://bit.ly/3ftiFPy

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Nov 09

Amplify! BIPOC Women and Gender Diverse Leaders

November 9 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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October 26, 2021 in Event

Wait…What?! BIPOC Women and Mental Health Recording

Wait...What?! BIPOC Women and Mental Health Recording "Wait…What?!” is a platform for candid discussion for the Women's Fund community to convene on emerging issues we all face, albeit with varied…
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September 30, 2021 in Community Investments, Local

Survivors’ Voices

Survivors’ Voices Survivors’ Voices: Works of Resilience Written and Read by Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse offered Survivors an opportunity to share their original writing regarding their experiences of childhood…
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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.