YWI Blueprint for Action

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


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.


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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We're so proud of the hard work our LIPPI and YWI graduates have done in the past year. @WWLP22News was there to cover the ceremony! https://t.co/z5qIGwXcsF

We applaud the city of Brookline! They're even putting feminine hygiene products in men's rooms for non-binary and transgender persons. https://t.co/CH7J6jqq7y

Nominate an awesome business woman for the 2019 Women of Impact event on December 5th. Applications are due July 5th. Head to @BusinessWest for more information. Lift a woman up!

Great story today on NPR about a podcast from some eighth grade girls talking about the shame and taboos around talking about their periods. The podcast is called Sssh! Periods. https://t.co/Lm51nQ1WfX

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Jul 31

LIPPI 2.0 Applications Due

July 31 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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LIPPI 2.0 Syllabus

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Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact 2.0:  Strategies for Social Change This course will explore different frameworks and pathways for social change with an explicit focus on developing knowledge…

A LIPPIsta Manifesto

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Nicole Young Nicole recited this piece she wrote at the Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact and the Young Women's Initiative Graduation Ceremony on June 4, 2019. It Starts…

LIPPI & YWI Graduation Photo Album

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See the photos from the LIPPI & YWI Graduation Ceremony in our Women's Fund Facebook Album.
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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.