March 10, 2021 | Volume 3
Dear MWF Colleagues:
 
It’s Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the globe. It’s also the perfect time to announce that our MWF Board of Directors has voted to rebrand as International Women’s Forum of Massachusetts. Like any rebrand, it won’t happen overnight, but it’s coming. Stay tuned for details.
 
Being part of the International Women’s Forum gives us access to a wealth of programs and personal connection to extraordinary women from other forums around the world.
 
IWF 2021: Change in the Face of Challenge.
If you have not yet registered for IWF’s Virtual Cornerstone Conference, taking place on March 25th, now is the time! You can access the conference registration site here. (Please use the email address associated with your MWF account. If you have trouble logging into the IWF website, email Lauren).
 
Be sure to watch this month MEMBER(able) Moment video and meet Tara Levine…
The excitement and anticipation for this year’s IWF Conference will carry into our own Programming. Please take a moment and hear directly from our Programming Chair Tara Levine. In addition to fun Social Gatherings and informative Executive Briefings, we will soon introduce the Courageous Conversations series.
 
We see these small-group, ‘safe-space’ discussions as a way to deepen connection among our members on topics that range from ‘tough’ to ‘taboo’ but that matter…personally and societally. It’s a chance to explore new perspectives, and as a result, new possibilities.
 
We value your ideas and suggestions related to this year’s Programming and invite you to take a brief survey here.
 
Looking forward to seeing you at an upcoming event, and to Spring just around the corner!
Judy A Habib
Massachusetts Women's Forum
President
Next Up:
  • 3/16: Third Chapter Luncheon

  • 3/18: IWF Dine Around

  • 3/25: IWF Cornerstone Conference

  • 4/6: Are Your Board Ready?
Meet Tara
Please take a moment to watch our March member video.
survey
Help us plan our 2021 Calendar of Programs and Events - take a four question survey. Let us know the topics you're interested in, who you'd like to hear from, and more.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Third Chapter Luncheon
March 16th
Join us Tuesday, March 16th at noon for an intimate discussion about choices as we move through life. This is an opportunity to share and learn from each other over a wide variety of topics based on the group's interests. Since we can't share a table in person, bring your favorite lunch. Space is limited so register soon.
Third Chapter headshots
Are You Board Ready? Positioning Yourself for Board Roles April 6th
Interested in joining your first board or adding to your board portfolio? Positioning the value you bring as part of your brand and doing that effectively to a potential board is a critical step in that process. Join
Agnes Bundy Scanlan, Pam Hamlin, and Pamela Lenehan on April 6th at 12:30pm for a conversation about the "why" and "how" of telling your story when looking for a Board seat. Each panelist will share a rich set of board experiences, serving on a variety of the nonprofit, private and public boards. Tara Levine, MWF Board Member and Chair of the Programming Committee will moderate this discussion. 
Money, Gender & Diversity in Academia
If you didn't get a chance to attend on February 24th, here's your opportunity to take in this enlightening session: Money, Gender, & Diversity in Academia, featuring MWF Member Andrea Silbert, President of Eos Foundation.


View the session here.
Wage Equity Now. 2020 Year in Review
The Wage Equity Now 2020 Year in Review is available now here. Read about progress to date, and look for additional updates in the months ahead.