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Calls for 2014 Be The Change Award Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Be the ChangeAward, which will be given to a special woman whose work aligns with the mission of the Conference — helping women and girls achieve their full potential while exemplifying compassion and commitment to improving the lives of the people in their communities.

Award honors one woman from the Commonwealth for her charitable

Calls for 2014 Be The Change Award Nominations - Lioness MagazineThe 10th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women will once again recognize one woman from Massachusetts who has made a powerful impact on individual lives and in her community. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Be the Change Award, which will be given to a special woman whose work aligns with the mission of the Conference — helping women and girls achieve their full potential while exemplifying compassion and commitment to improving the lives of the people in their communities. The recipient will be honored in front of a sold out crowd of 10,000 attendees at this year’s Massachusetts Conference for Women on Thursday, December 4, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition.

“I am proud the Conference has made it a priority to celebrate individuals and organizations that embody the Conference’s mission of empowering women and young girls,” said Renee Connolly, Head of Communications for EMD Millipore, Corporation and MA Conference for Women Board Member. ”This has been our goal since we launched the Conference a decade ago and we are thrilled with the progress our attendees have created.”

For the last nine years, the Conference has recognized several women and organizations that have empowered women and girls in communities across Massachusetts; individuals like Judy Giovangelo of Ben Speaks Louder Than Words and Connie Smith for her work with Women’s Lunch Place; and organizations like St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children and Science Club for Girls. These women and organizations inspire the public by motivating others to carry out their calls to action, by serving as a champion for their cause and by demonstrating a clear record of accomplishment in addressing urgent, relevant and complex problems. They also maintain consistent, long-lasting relationships with the people and communities in which they work.

“The Conference will continue its tradition of recognizing those in the Commonwealth whose work truly creates positive change,” said Lynn D. Tinney, Americas VP of Channels for Riverbed Technology and MA Conference for Women Board Member. “This year’s Be The Change Award will highlight the philanthropic work of one woman who not only illustrates the Conference’s mission of women empowerment, but also embodies the idea of ‘The Power of Us’.”

For more information and to download the nomination form for the 2014 Be The ChangeAward, please visit http://www.maconferenceforwomen.org/conference/2014-be-the-change-award/ or contact Chelsea Franklin at cfranklin@conferenceforwomen.org or 512-432-1943.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 24, 2014.  To learn more about the 10th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women, please visit our website at www.MAConferenceForWomen.org, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MassWomen or like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MAConferenceForWomen.