Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus To Hold First-Ever Gala; Markey, Spilka, & Spicer To Speak

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC) will hold its first-ever Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus Gala, which is a combination of MWPC’s two signature events: Tribute to Abigail Adams and the Good Guys Award.  

The gala is this Thursday, October 3, at Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, starting at 5:30 p.m. 

City of Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera will receive the Leadership Award from the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus.

Speakers for the evening include US Senator Edward Markey, Senate President Karen Spilka and Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer.

Since 1971, Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus has been an advocate for equal representation for women in all levels of society.

These awards recognize that their goal of attaining equality can only be reached through the concerted efforts of both men and women in all areas of professional and political life. 

This year’s recipients embody the qualities MWPC feels are essential in great leaders.

  • Natasha Lamb, Managing Partner & Co-Founder of Arjuna Capital with the Abigail Adams Award
  • Dr. Ioannis N. Miaoulis, President of Roger Williams University with the Good Guy Award
  • Lora M. Pellegrini, Esq., President & CEO of the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans with the Legacy Award

In addition, Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus will be honoring those who have shown outstanding commitment to protect a women’s right to choose and advance pro-choice candidates across the state. 

This year’s ROE Champions include: Senate President Emerita Harriette Chandler, Speaker Pro Tempore Patricia Haddad, Representative Jay Livingstone and Gus Bickford, Chair of the Mass. Democratic Party.

 The evening’s proceeds benefit the MWPC Education Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of qualified women elected to public office across the Commonwealth by providing resources these candidates need for effective participation in political and public policy, while also supporting MWPC’s internship program, and a highly successful Young Professionals network allowing opportunities for young leaders to connect.

“MWPC is excited to have such a vast group of distinguished honorees this year who have made incredible strides in their personal and professional lives to help achieve gender parity;” said Executive Director Erin G. Bradley, “MWPC is looking forward to a fabulous and inspirational evening. As we gear up for an exciting election season in 2020, which will also mark the centennial anniversary of women obtaining the right to vote, we are hopeful it will be another historic year for women.”

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Tickets are $175.


Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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