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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.


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Great article on how women in Puerto Rico are
finding solutions to problems caused by Hurricane Maria.

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The Women of Rock Oral History Project documents the lives and careers of women in rock music. The interviews are housed at the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College. We keep our archives there too! It's like we're rock stars.

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Good news! "CEO's are Leaving Their Jobs--And Women Are Filling Those Vacant Roles--at a Higher Rate Than Usual"

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Tue 25

Workshop: Owning Expertise – The Op-Ed Project

September 25 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Oct 11


October 11 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 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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Mikki & Nancy On this episode of Hear Our Voices, Simply Grace shop owners Mikki Lessard and Nancy Feth seek to empower women and strengthen the community in everything the…

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Position Title: Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM) Program Assistant Intern Position Summary: The Program Assistant Intern will support the Program Officer with all WFWM programs including; grantmaking strategy, The…

WFWM Radio: Episode 5, Karla Travieso

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Karla Travieso On this episode of Hear Our Voices, YWI graduate Karla Travis talks about her experience on the Young Women's Advisory Council and how it helped her find her…
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