On March 12, Governor Deval Patrick announced the Women in the Workplace Initiative, which will underscore the key role all working women play in business and the economic success of the Commonwealth by growing the pipeline of women poised to fill high-level positions in both the public and private sectors, and examining policy steps the Commonwealth can take to advance women in the workplace from across the economic spectrum. As part of the initiative, the Governor launched the Massachusetts Women’s Leadership Fellowship to expand access to opportunities for women leaders. The Governor also announced the formation of the Successful Women, Successful Families Task Force, which is charged with creating recommendations for the Patrick Administration to implement to advance and cultivate all women in the workforce.
Bentley University’s Center for Women in Business is partnering with the Commonwealth to create the Massachusetts Women’s Leadership Fellowship.
The paid, one-year Fellowship couples a full-time management experience in state offices for women with a comprehensive leadership training program. The fellowship is targeted toward women who have completed master level program requirements (from any accredited higher education institution) with an interest in executive leadership development.
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, age, military status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or gender unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification.