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YWI Blueprint for Action

Recommendations from 20 young women with something to say and much to share.


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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Choose YWI and lead Springfield to a better future.
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We're excited to announce the release of the Status of Women and Girls in Western Massachusetts, 2019! Read now at https://t.co/QdfOEBjcbh

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Thank you to The Republican for sharing coverage on the research Report on the Status of Women and Girls in Western Massachusetts, 2019! We will be convening on Friday, the 20th, at 8:00 a.m. Visit our website to RSVP.
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Thank you Denise for Facilitating tonight’s workshop! @AAUW @EmpowermentMA @WomensFundWMass @BerkshireCC

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LIPPI 10th Anniversary: LIPPI Link Celebrations

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Happy 10th Anniversary Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact! In honor of the Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact (LIPPI) 10th anniversary, the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts…

Coming Soon: Report on the Status of Women and Girls in Western Massachusetts, 2019

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Since the publication of our Status of Women in Western Massachusetts, 2013, we have seen progress in a number of areas for women, as well as places to grow. In…

Salary Negotiation Workshops for Women in Western Massachusetts

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Labor Day was September 2nd and what better way to honor American workers then to talk about their compensation? The American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Office of State…
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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.