Boston, Mass – The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) hosted their 20th Annual Commonwealth Heroines celebration on Friday, June 23, in the Great Hall of Flags in the Massachusetts State House. The special luncheon honored over 127 women who have performed unheralded acts throughout the year, improving our communities.
In a collaborative effort with state legislators, the MCSW facilitated the identification of these outstanding women, urging each legislator to nominate a deserving individual from their constituency. These commendable women, many of whom have not yet been the focus of media attention, have exhibited remarkable acts of service that positively transform their communities. The Class of 2023 represents women from across the Commonwealth making a difference.
Enilda Lovo from East Boston in Suffolk County were nominated by their legislators and given a special citation marking the occasion.
“The Commonwealth Heroines are women who don’t make the news, but make all the difference in their communities,” said MCSW Chairwoman Dr. Sarah Glenn-Smith. “Thousands of women, in every community across the Commonwealth, perform unheralded acts on a daily basis that make our homes, neighborhoods, cities, and towns better places to live. Commonwealth Heroines use their time, talent, spirit, and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others in their community. They are mentors, volunteers, and innovators – they are the glue that keeps a community together.”
The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) is an independent state agency created in 1998 to provide a permanent, effective voice for women of the Commonwealth and to promote their rights, opportunities, and equality for all. Follow MCSW on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn to learn more and get engaged.