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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May Member of the Month!

Tammy Hessberger, Vice President, Personal Lines, The Hanover Insurance Group
Tammy has been a Women’s Initiative member for several years, and she will be an advocate for their work forever! Shortly after moving to Massachusetts to work for Hanover (a company that is incredibly involved in the community), Tammy found out about the great work the Women’s Initiative was doing. She was instantly impressed by their undying commitment to help girls develop confidence, knowledge, and opportunities to become strong, successful women.

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Members and Partners of the Month Archive


by participating in the Women’s Initiative and supporting our mission to promote leadership & philanthropy and enhance the lives of women & children.”

- Patsy C. Lewis, Women’s Initiative member

Patsy Lewis

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WI Sponsorship Application Form

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Quarterly Reports

Funded agencies download Quarterly Progress Report form here

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