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Episode 20: Zulmalee Rivera


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.


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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Leadership Development

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

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If you weren't able to join the live phone call with Donna Haghighat yesterday, you can listen to the conversation at

CEO Donna Haghighat was recently on MassAppeal looking for one-day mentors for LIPPI Mentor Match this Saturday. Interested? Sign up on our website. Watch the video at the link!

Clear you calendar! Call in at 515-604-9907 Access Code 675527.

New Women's Fund board member, Karla Travieso YWI '18 LIPPI '19 is attending @msfoundation Feminist Camp this week. Here she is with Ms. Foundation CEO, Teresa Younger who will be our guest speaker at the Vivid, Vocal & Visionary celebration in March!

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Seeking Office Administrator

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Position Title: Office Administrator Mission: The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM) is a public foundation serving Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties. We pool the resources of women and other allies to create access…

Conversation with Donna: January 2019

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On January 9th, CEO Donna Haghighat hosted a live conference call to update all our supporters on the latest news at the Women's Fund. The conversation was recorded and if…

WFWM Radio: Episode 20, Zulmalee Rivera

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Zulmalee Rivera(Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh) This week on Hear Our Voices, Olivia talks with Zulmalee Rivera, an organizer for the Springfield Chapter of Neighbor to Neighbor and a 2017 graduate…
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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.