AUTUMN OPPORTUNTIES
THE DETAILS
Can There be Resiliency in Cybersecurity without Diversity?
Thurs, Oct 29, 10am – 12pm
Deborah Jackson, President of Cambridge College, invites you to attend a series of cyber security programs dedicated to serving the vast shortage of talent that exists in the market. In celebration of Massachusetts Cybersecurity Month efforts led by Governor Baker we are excited to invite you to join us for our October event. Part of this launch includes a new Distinguished Speaker Series that will introduce established cybersecurity professionals to a broad audience and help to illuminate important aspects of the industry, careers, and efforts to close the industry’s diversity talent gap. Learn more and register here. 
Cradles to Crayons is in great need of volunteers. Their demand for necessities is through the roof.
Cradles to Crayons needs volunteers! Volunteers help sort and inspect the donated items we receive and get them ready for delivery to the children who need them throughout Massachusetts. With updated safety protocols to ensure a safe environment for our volunteers and staff, shifts are available Monday-Saturday in the morning and afternoon. There are ways you can safely volunteer both in-person and from your home. Please reach out to Alex Adler with any questions at aadler@cradlestocrayons.org.
“Our family had a fun and impactful morning volunteering at Cradles to Crayons. We arrived at The Giving Factory with our masks on and we were happily escorted to our stations to help sort, size, and package items for local vulnerable children. The staff were mindful of the number of volunteers during our shift to ensure social distancing as well as providing hand sanitizer, hand washing stations, and gloves. We felt comfortable and safe! Our family was so happy to be able to volunteer—especially now during this challenging time.” ~The Glass Family
The Castle Group released a free, downloadable e-book on crisis communications strategies & virtual events
Sandra Lish, Principal and Co-founder of the Castle Group released a free, downloadable e-book on crisis communications strategies informed by decades of high-profile issues from across the country. The Crisis Insights & Advice E-book explains how to communicate clearly, quickly and effectively – especially important in today’s rapidly changing environment. Castle has also created a free Virtual Event Starter Kit™ for insights, handy tips and tools to guide any organization through five steps of implementing a successful virtual event.
Big Sisters is looking for volunteers to mentor girls, host a skills workshop, and provide internships.
Our Big Futures is a program for female mentees (Little Sisters) that provides coaching, support, and resources to achieve sustainable financial independence via career development and/or college success, and will continue that support from middle school to high school and through age 24. 

Host a Workshop? Do you or your company have expertise in skills such as personal finances, interviewing, navigating relationships, conflict resolution, professional social media image, or completing college applications? Support our OBF Little Sisters by hosting a workshop focused on valuable life skills they need to succeed.
 
Offer an Internship: Do you want to grow your company’s talent pipeline and make a meaningful investment in the young women in our community? If you have a paid internship program or are interested in creating one, we would be excited to partner with you to place our Little Sisters.
 
To learn more about Our Big Futures and Get Involved as a Partner, please contact: Ariel Fitzhugh, Director of Our Big Futures via afitzhugh@bigsister.org
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS
WHO WE ARE
For women leaders who are recognized as top achievers in their fields, the Massachusetts Women’s Forum (MWF) provides unparalleled access to a group of influential women who inspire and support each other to optimize each member’s impact in the world. We advocate for women’s leadership and provide an important voice on issues affecting women in the Commonwealth, and the world.
  • Membership is by invitation only.
  • MWF is an affiliate of the International Women’s Forum (IWF) that offers access to women leaders worldwide.
  • We are a non-partisan organization of trailblazers, thought leaders, and change agents who believe that leadership has no gender and diversity is our strength.
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