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Our mission is to advance the educational attainment and economic security of women and girls in Southeastern Massachusetts.

LifeWork Project

The LifeWork Project is an innovative three-year pilot program, initiated and currently incubated by the Women's Fund and supported by a community collaborative of service providers managed by the LifeWork

Partners for Possibilities

Partners for Possibilities is a network of women and men who support the Women's Fund mission to advance the educational attainment and economic security of women and girls through grant-making.

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The Women's Fund is a fund-raising and grant-making organization. When we work collaboratively with other community organizations we position ourselves as partners, not experts, in addressing

2014 - Mother's Day Tiara 5K

The Women's Fund Tiara 5K has become our family friendly signature event and has ended a Mother's Day breakfast in bed tradition for many moms! In the fall of 2006, a group of local women runners offered to put together a race on Mother's Day and donate the proceeds to The Women's Fund. Our first race took place on May 13, 2007. It attracted over 350 runners and walkers, and the Dream Team hasn't looked back. 30 volunteers + 29 sponsors = A great Mother’s Day and $10,000 for The Women's Fund! Last year's race raised more than $40,000 and attracted more than 250 volunteers, 50 sponsors and 1,100 runners, walkers and fun run participants!

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Sara Borden at the 7th Annual Leadership Breakfast

I have been involved in the LifeWork Project since last year. I am a student in the nursing program at BCC, so I am on track for a living wage...

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Chancellor Divina Grossman – Leadership Breakfast

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Crittenton Women’s Union’s Bridge to Self-Sufficiency® tool

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#GetEvenEarnMore Electing the right people into office is part of improving Wages & Equity for women. Participate in the Gubernatorial Debate 10/17

October 7, 2014 CONTACT: John Hoey 508-264-5920 Joe Sullivan 508-542-6919 UMass Dartmouth hosts gubernatorial debate October 17 Political Science Professor Shannon Jenkins to moderate The two major party nominees for...

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Executive Director Blog About Living Wage

I graduated from college during the recession of the early 1990’s and had a difficult time finding employment. In 1991, I was hired as a toddler day care teacher for...

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LIVE Tweeting the 7th Annual Leadership Breakfast

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Gender Pay Gap Topic of Annual Women’s Fund Leadership Breakfast

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Contact: Valerie Bassett, Executive Director Phone: (508)-717-0283 or cell (617) 435-7282 Email: vbassett@womensfundsema.org Gender Pay Gap Topic of Annual Women’s Fund Leadership Breakfast...

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I Teach Words

This morning I sang to my daughter on the way to school. In Italian. I am not fluent in Italian, but when I was 17, I learned a vocal warm-up...

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The Boston Globe – Persistent gap, slow progress

28 Sep 2014The Boston GlobeBY JESSICA MEYERS | GLOBE STAFF Persistent gap, slow progress Link to the article: http://epaper.bostonglobe.com/epaper/viewer.aspx Massachusetts at the core of national debate over equal pay for...