2011 Be The Change Award
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In 2011, the Massachusetts Conference for Women expanded its Be The Change Award to honor three Massachusetts non-profit organizations whose mission aligns with the Conference — helping women and girls achieve their full potential and exemplify compassion and commitment to improving the lives of the people in their communities.
St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children
St. Mary’s Women to Women Partnership program mobilizes Boston area women to help other women break the cycle of poverty through the development of essential job skills. It began as a small group of women committed to empowering other women to be catalysts for change through job training and education. The Partnership allows members to join forces with other women, to participate in exclusive St. Mary’s Center events, net-work with other partners, and strengthen their commitment to ending poverty and homelessness.
The program is a transitional jobs program that combines classroom-focused learning with a 12-week paid job. Through on-the-job training, ongoing support and a classroom curriculum designed to mirror workplace expectations; female heads of households are gaining the skills necessary to ensure brighter futures for them-selves and their children. YOU can help by signing up today!
Science Club for Girls
Get involved with this amazing organization that helps young women explore and maximize their interest in science. You can get involved in a number of ways. From being a guest speaker to teens, to showcasing your professional science adventures at our events, to organizing live and online fundraisers, and joining our social media gaggle, there are many different ways and commitment levels for you to advance girls in science and engineering. Please take a few minutes to fill out the Volunteer Interest Profile so SCFG can help find the best volunteer opportunity for you!
In 2010, 57% more men graduated with degrees in Tech, Science, Math or Engineering
In a room of 25 Engineers, only THREE will be women.
Women constitute 46.5% of the workforce in the U.S., but hold just 25% of mathematical and computer science jobs and 11% of engineering jobs.
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Thank you for helping us honor these great organizations and the tremendous work they do in the community!