KPMG Future Leaders Scholarship of $10,000 per year for 4 years of college

Dear Community Partner,

Every year, talented, young women from all walks of life make the leap from high school to college and begin their professional journey to change the world for the better. In today’s workplace, whether women are advancing the course of medicine, business, government, or philanthropy, opportunities have grown exponentially. However, it is up to us to give young women the opportunities, the tools, and the mentoring they need […]

DOLLAR $CHOLAR : Volunteer Mentors Needed

Women’s Initiative of Central Massachusetts is seeking women mentors from all
professional backgrounds to join us for our Fall Dollar $cholar Conferences! Women
who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of girls today, while building a future for tomorrow, are encouraged to sign up. No special skills necessary and training will be provided! This conference will teach eighth grade girls the importance of financial literacy. Mentors are […]

Thank the Massachusetts Senate for Passing the Healthy Youth Act

Exciting news. Thanks to your advocacy, the Massachusetts Senate just overwhelmingly passed the Healthy Youth Act, a commonsense bill ensuring that when students receive sex education in their schools, the curriculum taught is comprehensive, medically-accurate, and inclusive.

Email your state senator and thank them for listening to their constituents and passing the Healthy Youth Act!

The Healthy Youth Act is one of the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund’s top legislative priorities – and […]

Trump Cuts Over $200 Million from Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs

He’s trying to push abstinence-only education.

by Suzannah Weiss, teen vogue

Over 81 teen pregnancy prevention programs that were expecting government funding through the end of June 2020 will now only receive funds through June 2018, thanks to a recent decision by the Trump administration, according to a Reveal report. The Office of Adolescent Health sent a letter obtained by Reveal that stops this funding two years early, which means these initiatives […]

Gender Stereotypes About Coding Ability Start as Young as 1st Grade, Study Finds- EDWEEK.COM

Experience programming robots can make young girls more interested in technology and more confident in their abilities in related subjects, a study published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology found.

But programming experience didn’t diminish girls’ gendered stereotypes about STEM ability. The 1st graders in the study, girls and boys alike, thought that boys were better at programming and robots.

This is the first study to find that children […]

Kathrine Switzer finishes Boston Marathon again, 50 years later

About a mile into running the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, Kathrine Switzer realized something…

For the last 50 years, she thought she was about 2 miles into running the 1967 Boston Marathon when Jock Semple, then the race director, tried to rip off her 261 bib number and throw her out of the race.

But on Monday when she ran the stretch of road where the incident happened, it turned out […]

Another sector for women and girls to consider for their careers-Entrepreneurship!

Worcester’s women entrepreneurs need to stop sailing solo
When I was about 11 years old, I walked to a local business across the street from my home in Quinsigamond Village and straight into a preview of my future. Just inside the doors, I overheard the owner of that business, Marge, talking about a business support group for the women in our neighborhood. I was so intrigued.

Whatever your gender or background, running […]


Girls of Energy is designed to ignite curiosity and engage young minds across the globe and the Department of Energy is thrilled to showcase exceptional women who are conquering today’s energy challenges and creating tomorrow’s technology solutions.

Comprised of lesson plans, activities, and an engaging website, Girls of Energy highlights the importance of energy and how it improves the lives of our friends, neighbors, and family members. Exploring the cutting-edge energy […]

Depression Strikes Today’s Teen Girls Especially Hard

It’s tough to be a teenager. Hormones kick in, peer pressures escalate and academic expectations loom large. Kids become more aware of their environment in the teen years — down the block and online. The whole mix of changes can increase stress, anxiety and the risk of depression among all teens, research has long shown.

But a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests many more teenage girls in the U.S. may be experiencing […]

New State Profiles Show Far Too Many States Need Better Data on College and Career Readiness

Washington, D.C. – February 14, 2017 – Achieve today released updated college and career readiness profiles for every state along with a cross-state comparison report on K-12 and postsecondary education outcomes. These reports show that while a few states have improved their public reporting on indicators of student readiness for college and career, there is still a general lack of data transparency across states. Where states do report on these […]

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