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Welcome back to Photo Friday! We hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day. Take a look at our week in pictures.

Continue reading Photo Friday May 30th.


On Friday, May 16th, Mayor Walsh convened his first meeting of the Boston Women's Workforce Council under his Administration. During the meeting, Mayor Walsh announced a newly created-partnership with Dean Cathy Minehan and the School of Management at Simmons College.

The Council's mission is to work with the businesses in the Greater Boston area in a private-public endeavor to eliminate the gender wage gap, remove the visible and invisible barriers to women's advancement, and ensure that 100% of the talent pool is used to make Boston the best area in the country for working women.

We had the chance to speak with Chair of the Council, Dean Minehan about what this exciting partnership means for Simmons.

Continue reading Simmons SOM Partners with Mayor Walsh.


Welcome to Photo Friday! Take a look at our week in pictures.

Continue reading Photo Friday: May 23rd.


It's time for 300 The Fenway's latest installment of Where are they now? This series chronicles the amazing things Simmons College women accomplish after graduation.

Meet Joanna Sorensen, a Psychology and Special Education major from the Class of 2012. She currently works as a Special Education Teacher at Hardy Elementary School in Arlington, MA. We had the chance to catch up with her and see what it's like to work in the field of education.

Continue reading Where are they now? Joanna Sorensen '12.

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Welcome to Photo Friday! Take a look at our week in pictures.

Continue reading Photo Friday: May 16th.

The class of 2014 graduated on Friday! We could not be more proud. You can experience all of the excitement of the day with the social media interactions captured below!

Continue reading Commencement 2014.


Welcome to Photo Friday! We are so proud of our graduates. Here's a sneak peek of our graduation ceremony!

Continue reading Photo Friday: May 9th.

Commencement is just around the corner! We asked faculty and staff to share some career and life advice with our graduates.


We can't believe it's actually here! On Friday, May 9th the class of 2014 is graduating! All of our amazing seniors are busy decorating their caps and updating their Facebook cover photos, so we've compiled a list of reminders for the big day.

Continue reading Commencement Checklist.

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Welcome to Photo Friday! Take a look at our week in pictures.

Continue reading Photo Friday: May 2nd.


On Monday, May 5th, CAS Dean Renee White, Simmons alumna and MA State Delegate Katherine Phelps, two student representatives, and a number of Simmons alumnae/i will attend the Vision 2020 4th National Congress in Philadelphia. During the Congress, Simmons alumna, Gwen Ifill will receive the Pioneer Award and introduce the theme of this year's conference, "Generations of Change."

In the spring of 2012, Dean White and Gender and Cultural Studies graduate student Katherine Phelps began the first Vision 2020 college chapter in the United States. As an ally, Simmons assists in Vision 2020's Campaign for Equality, a movement that aims to bring America closer to equality by 2020, the centennial celebration of the 19th Amendment. Specifically, the campaign seeks to increase the number of women in senior leadership positions, achieve pay equality, mobilize women to vote, and educate employers about the value of policies that enable men and women to share family responsibilities. The campaign was launched in 2010 with support from a congress of national delegates representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Recently, Dean White was invited onto the planning and advisory committee for Vision 2020's fifth national goal concerning education. We had the chance to speak with Dean White about Simmons' involvement with Vision 2020, and their goals for the future.

Continue reading Vision 2020: Equality in Sight.

We're still buzzing from last week's Simmons Leadership Conference! It was an extraordinary, empowering day featuring talks by such incredible women as activist Zainab Salbi, astronaut Mae Jemison, legendary actress and singer Rita Moreno, and - of course - a moving closing keynote from the incomparable Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

See what our attendees thought of the day:

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