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April 11, 2010

This Wed, April 14, is the last day to register online.  Secure your seat today by clicking below:

Save my seat!

See you on Saturday!


Letters of Welcome

April 8, 2010

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Letter from the Hon. Gloria Fox

MA State Representative, The Hon. Gloria Fox

Letter from CEDAW Education Project

Letter from June Zeitlin, Director of the CEDAW Education Project


April 6, 2010

KEYNOTE:   Reverend Dr. Gloria White-Hammond

PANEL 1:  Global and National Women’s Movement: History & Progress


  • Jackie Jenkins-Scott, President, Wheelock College, Co-Director USWC Massachusetts


  • Phyllis Killam-Abell, Former member of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women at UNH
  • Junko Kim, Co-Director USWC Massachusetts, Founder of Vision Sprout
  • Sayre Sheldon, Activist, Professor, Author, Founding Member of WAND
  • The Hon. Jackie Weatherspoon, UN Electoral Roster Expert for EAD, Founder of Decisions in Democracy International, VP and Region 1 Director of USWC, Former NH State Representative

PANEL 2:  Successful Strategies in the Commonwealth


  • Anne Watt, Co-Founder of Primary Source and its New England China Network


  • Dr. Elisabeth D. Babcock, MCRP, President/CEO, Crittenton Women’s Union
  • Dr. Maria Idali Torres, Director, The Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy
  • The Hon. Evelyn Murphy, Founder and President of the WAGE Project, Former Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
  • Sharon Reilly, Executive Director, The Women’s Lunch Place

You may find speaker bios here, or click on the SPEAKERS tab on the top right.

Get Involved!

April 6, 2010

We are excited to present the Summit in less than 2 weeks.

Get involved by

registering as a participant

spread the word
Tell your friends, neighbors, sisters, mother, grandparents about the event!

signing up to become a volunteer

We are looking for enthusiastic women and girls who:

  • welcome guests at the door and registration table
  • can take notes during the breakout session
  • guide guests to the breakout rooms and back to main hall

Please contact Amy at, with “MA Summit Volunteer” as the subject line.

Registration is Open!

March 16, 2010

Registration site for the MA Women’s Summit is open.  Link on TOP RIGHT>>


Adults: $35

Under 21: $10
(young women and girls welcome!)

Wheelock and Pine Manor College Students, Faculty, Staff: Free
(However, you must register)

Questions?  Difficulty with forms, call Junko at 781-267-1549 or email

Save the Date: April 17

January 30, 2010

Following a successful New England regional conference in New Hampshire last December, US Women Connect joined with Massachusetts women and girls to launch a state summit to assess the progress of gender equity in the Commonwealth.  The committee is delighted to present the MA Summit:

Saturday, APRIL 17, 2010
9AM – 2PM

Ellsworth Theater
Pine Manor College
400 Heath Street
Chestnut Hill, MA

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