Women’s Initiative

Women’s Initiative

  • Ignites positive change for girls through philanthropy and women’s leadership.
  • A volunteer-based women’s group whose vision is to be the premier women’s philanthropic and leadership group in Central Massachusetts funding programs that improve the lives of girls.
  • Part of a national trend of women engaging in philanthropy, organized to create a powerful force to effect change in society.
  • Works with volunteer committees of community leaders engaging more than 1,000 members and 2,000 donors.
  • Raises funds for its work through an annual campaign for programs that improve and empower the lives of girls through mentoring, educational opportunities, and financial literacy.

Strengthening Girls … Empowering Women

WI News

 As I See It – Anne Wettengel

Women’s Initiative and Worcester’s Legacy of Leading on Women’s Rights

Anne Wettengel, Program Director

Anne Wettengel, Program Director

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 Investing in Girls Alliance:

WI is pleased to be a part of the Investing in Girls Alliance.

Investing In Girls Alliance – The Investing in Girls Alliance is an outcome of the Mayor’s Task Force on Youth at Risk in the City of Worcester. The group was brought together to address the recent rise in violence among adolescent girls in the local community. Learn more