by Sarah Connelly Recently, The Junior League of Boston hosted its annual winter General Membership Meeting (GMM) focused on the theme of leadership. To kick-off the meeting, Michelle Lentz, President, shared inspiring quotes related to the theme. Each quote resonated with members, especially, “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want… Read More
By Sarah Connelly Did you know that women make up only 10-30% of the current STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) workforce? Or, that one of the biggest barriers for girls to develop their careers in STEM is their own confidence? With these startling statistics in mind, and a group of determined women leaders, the… Read More
JL Boston’s Nominating Council is pleased to announce our newest leaders: Denise Amaya, VP of Training Elect 2018-2019 Erin Harness, VP of Placement Elect 2018-2019 Victoria Hay, VP of Community Service 2018-2019 Alison Webb, VP of Membership Elect 2018-2019 Learn more about these leaders! We are very excited to welcome them to their new roles.
by Dana Lucas October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. In light of this, the Junior League of Boston hosted a training on Domestic Violence on Thursday, October 25th. While a difficult topic to cover, the Community Council and Organization hosted an interactive program that taught trainees the importance of understanding the warning signs of domestic… Read More
By Dana Lucas On Wednesday October 10th, there was a Self-Defense Training with Girls’ LEAP at the JL Boston Headquarters. This was an empowering event that taught women the importance of learning how to be safe and how to defend themselves if necessary. LEAP stands for Lifetime Empowerment and Awareness Program, and the mission of… Read More
By Sarah Connelly Joining the Junior League of Boston interested me because one of my co-workers joined last year and enjoyed her new member experience. I was very intrigued with what the organization stands for and decided to go to an information session back in May. Current Members spoke passionately about their New Member year and… Read More
By Jordy Herbst In May 2018, 29 women from the Junior League of Boston spent a Saturday afternoon at the Greater Boston Food Bank sorting donations that had been delivered by local companies to go out to families around Eastern Massachusetts. Together, they sorted almost 20,000 pounds of food and salvaged 85% of what was… Read More
By Mariana Gay Each year, the Junior League of Boston gives Community Assistance Grants to local Massachusetts organizations that need financial help to deliver on their missions. The recipients are chosen based on financial need, the compatibility of our missions, and their plans for the funds.
In April, I was able to attend AJLI’s Organizational Development Institute (ODI) as one of JL Boston’s delegates. It was an exciting opportunity to understand our work in the context of what our parent and sister organizations do, as well as to dive deep into what our new governance model, which we adopt on July… Read More
Today we are showcasing our President-Elect, Michelle Lentz. Originally from San Antonio, Michelle tells us about her history with the Junior League, her most impactful experiences in the League so far, and her plans for her two-year term as President from 2018-2020.