Report from the AJLI Winter Leadership Conference

Dear JL Boston membership,  We were honored to represent the Junior League of Boston at the annual AJLI Winter Leadership Conference, held this year in Long Beach, CA.  One of many conferences and training opportunities presented by AJLI, the Winter Leadership Conference takes place every January. It is held in a different city each year and is… Read More

Members Helping Members: Mentorship Program Officially Launches

By: Angelica Riedel After a couple years in the making, the Training Council officially kicked off the JL Boston Mentorship Program in January, and mentors and mentees got together to start this year-long program. The Program is intended to strengthen relationships between newer and more senior members. All members in attendance were excited about the… Read More

Working With Girls: Introduction to Intentional Mentoring

By Vanessa Emodi Training presented by: Margot Phelps of Big Sister Association Intentional mentoring is the deliberate use of self in every interaction with youth, and strives for development of a positive adult-youth relationship. Many of the League’s community placements involve interacting with young girls from different walks of life, so we want to make… Read More

Training Takeaways: Women Entrepreneurs Building Better Communities

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

Training Recap: Salary Negotiation with AAUW Work Smart

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.

CPR Training with Boston EMS

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