United Way of Central Massachusetts

Women's Initiative

Women's Initiative is the premiere women’s leadership and philanthropy group in central Massachusetts.

We build, strengthen, and support the development of healthy, confident, and safe adolescent girls.

We empower girls through mentoring, educational opportunities, and financial literacy.

We create positive change for women and children in our community.

Join us today by donating a minimum of $100.

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February Member of the Month!

Leah Lamson, Retired Editor, Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Leah Lamson, media professional and former editor of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, is a founding member of the Women's Initiative. Prior to WI's inception, Leah worked as a loaned executive for the United Way of Central Massachusetts, and later served on the United Way Board. So, when talk of starting a Women's Initiative began, Leah jumped at the opportunity to be involved with the planning.

She is passionate about WI's focus on middle school girls. As someone who grew up in a family of three girls and attended at all women's college, helping girls achieve their goals really resonates with her.

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by helping our youth come together in my community at the Worcester Youth Center.”

- Pamela Murcia

Pamela Murcia

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