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Massachusetts — The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is pleased to introduce MCSW's Executive Director Yarice Hidalgo. Executive Director Hidalgo comes to the Commission with over 25 years of communications, marketing, and fundraising skills to bring education opportunities to help individuals and their communities achieve their full potential. 

About Yarice Hidalgo

Mrs. Yarice Hidalgo has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women. She brings an extensive trajectory in the philanthropic and corporate social responsibility fields. She established and led many efforts for the well-being of women, girls, young adults, and underserved communities. Some highlights of her career include the design of a career program for women, Wings for Women, that created career pathways from entry-level to management positions in Fortune 100 companies, like Walmart. 

As the Deputy Advisor of the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Mrs. Hidalgo helped to launch a Domestic Violence awareness campaign, led the drafting of public policy to establish a comprehensive multi-government agency plan to support victims of domestic violence. In addition, she helped to re-establish the Governor's Commission for Community Service and Volunteerism in collaboration with the federal Corporation of National of Community Service.

Executive Director Hidalgo shares, "Throughout my 25 years of professional trajectory in the nonprofit and public sector, I have experienced the ripple effect and benefits our communities experience when we empower and support women. As a society, there is still much to do to level the playing field. As the first Latina to hold this role, I am honored to join Legislators, Chairwoman Denella Clark, and a group of amazing commissioners who share my passion to advance women and girls to full equity." 

We look forward to introducing Yarice to community members, partners and network organizations within the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more information to follow.  To read more about Yarice, please visit our Commissioner and Staff Biographies. 

Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women 

The MCSW is a state-established body charged with reviewing the status of women in Massachusetts and offering recommendations regarding policy that would improve access to opportunities and equality.