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April 2021

IWF Fellows Program

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Each year, International Women’s Forum (IWF) invests in making women stronger, smarter and more influential through its Fellows Program, a year-long, intensive leadership development experience. The recruitment of the next cohort of IWF Fellows is underway and applications are due June 1. MWF members are encouraged to help identify potential candidates for the program. Complete program details can be found here: For more information contact MWF Member Alison Taunton-Rigby,

Member Priscilla Douglas Elected Chair of Boston Public Library’s Board of Trustees

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MWF Member and current Board Vice President, Priscilla H. Douglas, was unanimously elected Chair of the Board of Trustees, Boston Public Library [BPL] on March 23, 2021. Handing the “virtual gavel” the former Chair Bob Gallery remarked that “Priscilla is the right person at the right time” to lead this venerable institution. Together the 15 Trustees are diverse and emblematic of Boston, which is a majority minority city. And for the first time, with Vice Chair Evelyn Arana Ortiz and Clerk Pamela Carver the three officers of the Trustees are women.  Founded in 1848, the BPL is the oldest library in the United States, and its mission is to advance knowledge “free to all”. The library has always been a place to discover, develop and dream.  Priscilla is honored to step into this role during this dynamic time.