Training Takeaways: Women Entrepreneurs Building Better Communities by: Amy Bucher

by Alexis Arlett One of the latest training events offered by the Junior League was the opportunity to attend a Question & Answer session with five talented female entrepreneurs from the Boston area. Panelists were Vicky Wu Davis, Executive Director and Founder of Youth CITIES; Jessica Fracalossi, Founder and CEO of The Handle Bar Indoor… Read More

New Member Spotlight: Vanessa Emodi by: Amy Bucher

By: Jordan Haywood   Today we’re showcasing one of our 2017/2018 New Members, Vanessa Emodi. Vanessa is serving on the Communications Council and shares with us why the Junior League is a good fit for her. She also helps get us into the holiday spirit!

Training Recap: How Can We Gain Control of Our Free Time by: Amy Bucher

by Jennifer Hemmerdinger Time. It’s something we arguably all want more of. More time to focus on our careers. More time to exercise. More time to spend with family. More time to spend on a vacation. More time to spend with friends. But many of us struggle with how to squeeze in everything within a… Read More

Training Recap: Salary Negotiation with AAUW Work Smart by: Amy Bucher

By Lindsey Shepardson In 2016, women working full-time in the United States were paid just 80 percent of what men were paid. Although the gender wage gap has narrowed since the 1970s due to women’s progress in education and workforce participation, the closing of the gender wage gap has stalled in recent years.

Around the World with Learning Circles Charlestown by: Amy Bucher

One of the Junior League of Boston’s signature community placements is Learning Circles, which focuses on developing emotional and physical wellness for pre-adolescent girls. I recently visited the Learning Circles placement at the Boys & Girls Club of Charlestown, which meets every other Tuesday evening. Learning Circles Charlestown serves approximately 25 young girls ages 7-12,… Read More

Volunteering with Community Impact at the Greater Boston Food Bank by: Amy Bucher

By Mariana Gay   It’s always a rewarding experience to interact with our Junior League partners in the community.  I recently discovered a great way to volunteer outside of my own placement with the Community Impact Council. This council provides members volunteer opportunities with numerous organizations at a wide range of non-profit events in the… Read More

CPR Training with Boston EMS by: Amy Bucher

By Brittany Trimble Did you know that if someone in cardiac arrest receives cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) immediately, it more than doubles the person’s chances of survival (1)? Time is of the essence in improving outcomes, so having people knowledgeable in CPR can make a huge difference if someone is in need. As trained volunteers serving… Read More

Training Takeaways: Getting Girls Excited about STEM by: Stephanie Lincoln

By: Mariana Gay JL Boston members recently gathered at league headquarters for a special training and discussion about how we can get girls in our community excited about the many opportunities that STEM has to offer. Joining us for the training were panelists Leslie Coles, executive director and co-founder of Moms as Mentors, Margot Sigur,… Read More