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.

Download the 2014 Women's Initiative Funding Flyer

July 2014 Newsletter

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October Member of the Month!

Sue Mailman, President, Coghlin Electrical Contractors

Women's Initiative is thrilled to recognize Sue Mailman, owner and President of Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Inc., as our October 2014 member of the year. Sue's dedication to our community makes her an advocate and model for younger women in the community. She is an award winning pillar of our community who is clearly an excellent example of the ideals and values of Women's Initiative.

It is impossible to deny the effect that Sue Mailman has had on both the business world and the surrounding community alike. Her leadership over the years is truly admirable and worth commendation. Her dedication to the Women’s Initiative is evident, as she has been a member since inception. Perhaps what makes Sue so influential is the way she mentors aspiring leaders through experience of her own.

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by working on my education and working my way up one step at a time with help from the Worcester Youth Center.”

- Hector Rivera

Hector Rivera

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2013-2014 WI Sponsorship Application Form

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