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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December Member of the Month!

Quontay Turner, Outreach Coordinator for Diversity Programs, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Quontay Turner became a member of the Women’s Initiative at the suggestion of a colleague, Crysanthe Demetry. She, like the Women’s Initiative, defines success as the ability to give back and help young women. She credits much of her success, to programs like the Women’s Initiative, for helping her achieve and succeed in her position at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Quontay began her endeavors at WPI as a student, graduating in 2011. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies. Since her graduation, she has held many positions within the WPI community, which have ultimately led to her current position as Outreach Coordinator for Diversity Programs. Recently, Quontay joined the Women's Initiative Community Investment Committee where she will begin to read and score this year's proposals and ultimately determine which community partners will receive funding for gender specific programming.

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by advocating for youth on issues of education, jobs, and healthy lifestyles.”

- Hilda Ramirez, Worcester Youth Center

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