MetroWest Women's Alliance
The United Way of Tri-County and Metrowest Chamber of Commerce collaborated to create a unique initiative to benefit all women and girls in the MetroWest community. As a result of this collaboration, the MetroWest Women’s Alliance was launched in January of 2011.
The mission of the Alliance is to bring women and girls of various backgrounds together to foster leadership and philanthropic efforts by engaging, educating and providing the resources for empowerment.
In its first year, the group has made a quantifiable impact on the region by awarding “mini-grants” to non-profit organizations that promote the well-being and empowerment of women and girls.
The MetroWest Women’s Alliance welcomes event participation, suggestions, donations sponsorships, and inquiries regarding mentoring and volunteer opportunities from women and girls of all ages. For additional information regarding how you can become involved or about upcoming events, please contact Leanne Cordischi at 508-370-4857 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Annual Ruby Slippers Gala - September 27, 2012
The 2nd Annual Ruby Slippers Networking and Fundraising Gala will be held September 27, 2012 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center from 5:30-8:30pm.
WBZ-TV's Meteorologist Melissa Mack with be the Master of Ceremonies!
Registeration available at www.uwotc.org/ruby-slippers
Raffle Prizes include:
2012 Jump Start Breakfast
The MetroWest Women's Alliance held its 2012 Jump Start Breakfast at Nouvelle at Natick.
Attendees started off 2012 by networking with some fabulous MetroWest women, learning about the engaging and empowering events the Alliance has planned for 2012, and the many ways that they can become involved in helping women and girls in the MetroWest Community. The guest speaker was Heather Jack speaking about "Active Philanthropy"
In addition, recipient's of the MetroWest Woimen's Alliance mini grants were announced and most recent grants were awarded at the event.
The Ruby Slippers Fundraiser and Networking Gala took place on September 20th at the Gardens at Elm Bank. The event was a celebration of the Alliance's inaugural year of women helping women and girls grow, thrive and succeed.
“Ruby Slippers was chosen as the event name because the themes from the Wizard of OZ -- not giving up on one’s dreams, and finding what you’re searching for in your own backyard -- mirror the goals of the organization. “
Holiday Head Start
The Alliance held their "Holiday Head Start" in conjunction with the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce's October 20th Business after Hours which was hosted by the Chamber's Premier sponsor MetroWest Medical Center.
Attendees had the opportunity to shop for unique gifts offered by 16 of the area's local artisans and get a "Head Start" on their holiday shopping. This "One Stop Network and Shop" event proved to be a big hit!