YWI Blueprint
for Action 2021

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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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"#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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September 1, 2021 in Community Investments, Grants, Local

Embracing the Healing Practice of Yoga

Embracing the Healing Practice of Yoga Breathing Space Yoga is based in Hampshire County and works with many local and national partners to provide trauma-informed yoga for survivors of domestic…
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August 31, 2021 in Community Investments, Research

Research to Advance Women’s Economic Security

Research to Advance Women's Economic Security Our initial community convening of the Greater Springfield Economic Security Hub began with leadership from five core partners: Arise for Social Justice, Dress for…
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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.