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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April Member of the Month!

Amarely Gutierrez Oliver, Director of Domestic Violence Services, YWCA Central Massachusetts
Amarely Gutierrez Oliver currently serves as the Director of Domestic Violence Services at the YWCA of Central Massachusetts. Economic justice is her passion, and she holds economic empowerment classes for survivors of domestic violence at the YWCA. She has been a member of the Women's Initiative for 2 years because WI fits with her passion for empowerment. WI's work provides hope for the future one step at a time, guiding us into a world where equality is the reality instead of just something we all wish for.

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by working with the People in Need program to help ESL students of Asian background become self-sufficient and to successfully integrate into the Greater Worcester Community.”

- Thuha Le, Southeast Asian Coalition

Thuha Le

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