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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.


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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Stay humble, and recognize your ability to LEAD! Don't miss out on this awesome interaction presentation in Springfield with Dr. Valerie Young. #ImpostorSyndrome #LearnToThrive

For tickets, visit http://mywomensfund.org/impostor-syndrome-seminar/

Join the movement to get access to clean and healthy period products to be freely accessible in schools, shelters, & prisons & eliminate the “tampon tax” - exempt period products from the sales tax. #MenstrualMovement @periodmovement

Dr. Valerie Young will be facilitating an interactive presentation on the Impostor Syndrome on 10-24-19 #ImpostorSyndrome #AllAreWelcome #BuyTixNow

Tickets on sale at http://mywomensfund.org/impostor-syndrome-seminar/

Looking to learn more about the untold history of women in Western MA? Engage in this community of emerging leaders who are sharing those stories. #WomenInWMA #StrongWomenStories #WomensHistoryTrail

This is a FREE event, but registration required at: https://commversations.eventbrite.com/

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Tue 22

Berkshire LIPPI Link and Research Report Forum

October 22 at 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thu 24

Dr. Valerie Young Impostor Syndrome Seminar

October 24 at 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mon 28
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Dr. Valerie Young Combats the Impostor Syndrome in Western Massachusetts

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As the first part of the women’s leadership event series, Dr. Valerie Young will be delivering an interactive presentation on the Impostor Syndrome at the Community Music School of Springfield…

Oh my, how the team has grown!

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Staff Updates We are pleased to welcome Alycia Gay, Amber Roberts, and Kelley Bryant officially onto the Women’s Fund team! Alycia Gay joined the team this September as the Community…

We Partied with a Purpose in the Berkshires

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As a Women's Fund serving all of Western Massachusetts, we try to connect with women and girls in all four counties. One night this summer, on her way home from…
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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.