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The Women’s Pipeline for Change envisions a consistent stream of women of color entering public life and leading their communities at all levels, resulting in a vibrant and inclusive political system and sensible policy and budget priorities for children, families, and communities The Pipeline is a coalition comprised of progressive women of color leaders, women of color-led organizations and allies from various sectors. We have advanced different initiatives to understand, build and support progressive women of color in public leadership that complement current organizations and resources in Massachusetts.

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Today we recognize Dr. Yvonee M. Spicer, Dr. Yvonne M. Spicer was sworn into office on January 1, 2018, as the first Mayor of Framingham, MA. "100 Day" Women of Color in Leadership honoree. 

100 Day Women of Color Challenge - Today we recognize and honor, Dr. Yvonne M. Spicer for her dedication and accomplishments she has implemented across Massachusetts. Dr. Yvonne M. Spicer was sworn into office on January 1, 2018, as the first Mayor of Framingham, MA. Mayor Spicer was previously the Vice President for Advocacy and Educational Partnerships at the Museum of Science, Boston. Prior to joining the museum, she served as a teacher and administrator in both Framingham and Newton Public Schools. Spicer was appointed to the inaugural Massachusetts Governor's STEM Advisory Council by Governor Deval Patrick as the co-chair of the council's teacher development committee. She was reappointed in 2017 by Governor Charlie Baker and led the Computer Science & Engineering and Career Pathways committees. Mayor Spicer served on the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, the Massachusetts Office of the Treasurer Economic Empowerment Trust Fund, and on the Framingham Standing Committee on Ways and Means. Spicer was the first African American woman elected to the Board of Directors of the International Technology Engineering Education Association (ITEEA). Dr. Spicer is a native of Brooklyn, NY, but has proudly called Framingham home for the past 35 years. She is a graduate of the State University of New York-Oswego earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Arts & Technology and a Master of Science degree in Technology Education. She earned her doctorate in 2004 from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in Educational Leadership.


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