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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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Our Women of Color in Leadership 100 Day Challenge honoree is, Alaa Abusalah is the City of Framingham’s first Citizen Participation Officer. In this capacity she serves as the “bridge” between government and community, creating opportunities for residents to be involved in decision-making processes. She graduated from Worcester State University with a BS in Urban Studies in 2015 and is currently an MS Advanced Entrepreneurial Leadership candidate at Babson F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. She is a member of the Emerge class of 2021, was elected to the Town of Leicester’s Planning Board (2015 – 2018), served as the Town of Leicester’s Economic Development Committee Chair (2016 – 2018), and is the Co-founder and Vice President of the International Association of Public Participation Northeast Chapter. Alaa is Arab American – Palestinian, born in Lebanon, and moved to Massachusetts when she was six years old. Please help us recognize Alaa for her great accomplishments.


If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm


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