The More Things Change...
This week, Boston will elect our first new mayor in 20 years -- the first change in that office since many of our undergraduates were born. Though we don't know who Boston's next leader will be, one thing is certain: it won't be a woman.
The top female candidate for mayor this cycle, Charlotte Golar Richie, finished third in September's primary leaving two men to vie for the office. Though Massachusetts has a strong history of diversity and inclusion in many ways, we have never chosen a female mayor in Boston, nor has the state ever elected a woman as governor.
So how do we inspire, support and encourage more women to run for office in our state and beyond? We start by helping our girls envision futures in politics.
Simmons is proud to create opportunities for young women to develop their political voices. Recently, we partnered with the Grimke Event Committee to present, "How Women Become Political," a non-partisan gathering of female politicians, activists and influencers. See what the event meant to attendees: