Professional Women's Committee

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Generating Momentum

Women Supporting Each Other in the Drive for Personal and Professional Success

Professional Women's Committee Mission Statement

The mission of the Professional Women's Committee is to create a work environment that is inclusive and supportive of all professional women employees, enhances their professional and personal development, promotes salary equity at all professional levels, and enables UMMS to earn their individual and collective regard as an "employer of choice" 

PWC Sub-Committee Members


Dress for Success

3/15/17 in the Old School Lobby, University Campus


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Highlights of 2016 

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Lieutenant Governor
Karyn Polito Women’s History Month keynote speaker

“Working to Form a More Perfect Union:  Honoring Women in Public Service.”

Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito was the keynote speaker at the 8th annual Women’s History Month Celebration on Tuesday, March 29. All members of the UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care community were invited to attend the event, which shares the national theme “Working to Form a More Perfect Union:  Honoring Women in Public Service.”





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UMass Worcester Annual Dress for Success

Donated: suits, dresses, skirts, blouses, handbags jewelry, shoes and boots.image from dress for success event

At $5.00 per item, sales for the event totaled $1,620.  Add on to that a generous donation of $180 -  we raised $1,800 for Dress for Success (DFS) of Worcester 

The PWC would like to thank all who contributed, especially Francesca D’Angelo and the many volunteers who made this a successful event. 

We look forward to our next DFS event in the spring of 2017.


Evening of Zentangle

An Evening of Zentangle was held on March 30th.

All that attended let their inner talents come out and let their mind unwind.

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The Professional Women’s Committee (PWC) has purchased a number of books available for borrowing from the Lamar Soutter Library. For a complete list of publications, visit the PWC website.


Monthly Meetings

The committee meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 3PM. Contact us via email or by phone at (508) 856-2179 for more information.


PWC Newsletters

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