Over 50 feminist organizations came together to Celebrate the Past and Plan for the Future for International Women’s Day! Boston Mayor Michelle Wu helped us honor the ‘founding mothers’ who started this event tradition 25 years ago:

Samantha Overton, Former Chair of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus
Nancy Ryan, Former Chair Cambridge Women’s Commission
Pat Nickerson, Boston Women’s Commission
Priscilla Golding, Founder Women in the Building Trades and Chair State Commission
Laurie T. Berry, Center for Women in Public Policy at UMass Boston
Jerry Martinson, Big Sisters
Kip Tiernan, founder of The Project Bread and Rosie’s Place
Marie Turley, Mayor of Boston’s Office of Women’s Advancement
Diane Hammer, Simmons University

Karen Holmes Ward, director of Public Affairs and Community Services as well as host and executive producer of CityLine at WCVB moderated an intergenerational panel of intersectional feminist activists and leaders:
Beth Chandler Executive Director, YW Boston
Patricia Montes Executive Director, Centro Presente
Elena Serpas Student at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Grace Sterling Stowell Executive Director, BAGLY

Mass NOW has been honored to co-lead the planning committee for the past five years. A huge thank you to our Co Chairs Sasha Goodfriend (Mass NOW) Ogor Winnie Okoye (BOS Legal) and Ayanna Polk (City of Boston), Simmons University for hosting us and 50+ partner organizations!

ACLU of Massachusetts | Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Psi Omega Chapter | Authentic Diva LLC | BAGLY | Bay State Birth Coalition | Big Sister Association of Greater Boston | Boston Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. | Boston Area Rape Crisis Center | Boston Women’s Heritage Trail | Boston Women’s Workforce Council | Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women | Casa Myrna | Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at UMass Boston | Centro Presente | Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County | City of Boston Women’s Advancement | Cohn Reznick | Denijim Verbs | Diversity@Workplace Consulting Group | Eastern Region MCSW | Emerge Massachusetts | Essex County Commission | Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts | Haley House | Jane Doe Inc., (JDI), the MA Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence | LEAP Self-Defense Inc | Love Your Menses | Mass Commission on the Status of Women | Mass NOW | Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators | Massachusetts Committee for the National Museum of Women in the Arts | Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition Inc. | Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus | Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement, City of Boston | Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement | MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women | Mindful Nutrition | National Association of Commissions for Women | North Shore Juneteenth Association Inc. | Northeastern University | Our Bodies Ourselves Today | Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts | Simmons University | SKM Title & Closing Services, P.C. | Somerville Commission for Women |Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department | Suffrage100MA | The Boston Women’s Workforce Council | Umuada lgbo, MA | WILD (Women’s Institute for Leadership Development | Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts | Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor | YW Boston | YWCA Cambridge