• Each year the Commission gathers nominations from across the state for women who make outstanding contributions to their organizations and communities. The Honorees are nominated by state legislators as a means of recognizing women for their previously unnoted yet valuable community contributions.

    The Unsung Heroines are women who don’t always make the news, but truly make the difference. They are the women who use their time, talent and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others and make a difference in their neighborhoods, cities and towns. They are mentors, volunteers and innovators who do what needs to be done without expectations of recognition or gratitude. These women are the glue that keeps a community together and every community has them.   

    Although we request that all nominations come from legislators, community input is important. We would be happy to provide you with the contact information of a particular legislator and can assist in following up with their office. 

    This year's event will take place on June 22, 2016. Please email us at mcsw@ma.state.us or call us at 617-626-6520 should you have any questions or requests for additional information.

    A complete list of the 2016 Unsung Heroines is available here pdf format of 2016 Unsung Heroine Announcment

2015 Unsung Heroines in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House
2015 Unsung Heroines in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House