The mission of the Junior League of Boston (JL Boston) is to promote voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

The JL Boston Training Council is comprised of member volunteers who coordinate, plan and provide JL Boston members with a wide variety of trainings to members that focus on the global needs of women to help JL Boston better serve the Boston community. Our training programs are designed to truly assist JL Boston members with the tools they need to build a better community here in Boston.

During the course of the year, in addition to our weeknight trainings, the Training Council also organizes all-day training programs often open to members of our community and other Junior Leagues in the area.

If you’re interested in presenting a training to JL Boston members, please contact Training Council at

Mentorship Program

Launched in 2017, the Training Council also oversees the JL Boston Mentorship Program. The Program is intended to create mutually rewarding one-on-one partnerships between Mentees and their Mentors and to promote and strengthen connections between members more broadly. Mentors guide and assist Mentees to develop the knowledge and skills to accomplish important League goals and advance management potential. Mentees gain insight, guidance and support from experienced members of JL Boston as well as receive focused and unique leadership development opportunities and guidance.

Mentor-mentee pairs meet one-on-one at least once per month, and the Training Council hosts events every other month for all participants in the mentorship program.  The Program begins in January and formally continues for one year.

Board Seat Initiative

The Board Seat Initiative was started to increase women’s leadership on public boards in the greater Boston area. We serve those in the league who are interested in board opportunities and those who currently or previously served. With a robust offering of practical trainings paired with a non profit board matching program, we are seeking to address gender parity in the board room head on.

Salon Series

Every winter, the Training Council brings together some of the top female minds in our city to meet with Junior League of Boston members and discuss their story and path to success. These intimate gatherings often are hosted by members both virtually and in their homes all around the city and beyond.