News 2018-04-26T20:59:46+00:00

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Women’s Fund partners with MassMutual, state treasurer’s office to empower young Springfield women

SPRINGFIELD -- The Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts is collaborating with the city of Springfield, Springfield Public Schools, MassMutual and the state treasurer's office to launch a project aimed at driving economic prosperity for young women in the city. The public-private partnership, called the Partnership for Young Women's Progress: Springfield, will work with 20 organizations. An advisory council will include 20 young Springfield women. State Treasurer Deb Goldberg's office will offer its Women's Economic Empowerment series as part of the project. The three-year pilot program [...]

Minnesota governor seeking young women to serve in advisory cabinet

ST. PAUL — Minn. Gov. Mark Dayton is inviting young women throughout the state to become part of an important advisory group. The Young Women's Initiative of Minnesota brings together women from all walks of life to advise lawmakers and leaders on what they can do to expand opportunities for all women. The organization currently has 14 open cabinet vacancies to fill. Eligible women must be between the ages of 16 and 24. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith are especially encouraging women from underrepresented [...]

Melissa Mark-Viverito Launches ‘Young Women’s Initiative’

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito assembled a coalition of female activists today to launch the Young Women’s Initiative—a group she said would combat racial and gender inequality and be the first of its kind in a nation with many similar initiatives aimed at young men of color. “We’re proud of this effort, not proud that we’re the only ones in the country doing it. But hopefully we can serve as a model and inspire other cities to really look at that, and maybe something comprehensively at the federal [...]