Events for March 2020

Powerful Women RisePlymouth Powerful Women Rise Thursday, March 5th from 9:00 am – 10:30 am 

Braintree Powerful Women Rise Thursday, March 12th from 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Letting our fears of speaking in public can actually affect our income. But stepping into our fears can also be empowering—and actually addictive.

Communicating clearly and effectively is key. There is hope by being prepared and falling back into your original intention.

Join us for this amazing glossophobia topic as we wrap our thoughts around this powerful woman rise mastermind.


Polka Dot Powerhouse Hanover MASpeed Networking with Polka Dot Powerhouse

Join us to connect with positive, forward-thinking women. Your choice of two times:

Wednesday, March 4th, 7 - 9 pm

Thursday, March 5th noon - 2 pm

Details and registration at the following LINK


March 2020 Events Womens History MonthMarch 6, 2020 Women's History Mont

On March 6, 2020, the International Institute will host its annual International Women’s Day celebration, during Women’s History Month. The event is to honor the achievements of women leaders. International Women’s Day is a global phenomenon, and we celebrate in a festive, supportive atmosphere that honors immigrant women and daughters of immigrants who have made a profound difference in New England and the world.

The event highlights the impact refugee and immigrant women have on our economy and our communities, and it celebrates the achievements of women everywhere. The speaking program features a conversation with the honorees about their life experiences.

International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed around the world since the early 1900s. It is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. The International Institute of New England has been celebrating IWD since the early 2000s as a way to showcase immigrant women and their advocates. Past honorees include: Rep. Nikki Tsongas, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Dr. Charlotte Yeh, Colette Phillips, Christina Qi, Pardis Sabeti, and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen.



events-march-2020Small business owners register today for Interise2020, a three-day conference to sharpen your business strategy and contribute to the national conversation on building an inclusive economy. Engage with the network that plays a crucial role in supporting the growth and success of small business owners, our nation's economic heroes.

  • Get your most pressing business questions answered through one-on-one coaching sessions and interactive breakouts.
  • Create long-term relationships with inspired peers, mentors, partners, and even clients. 
  • Shape economic development strategies that better support established small businesses in your city. 

Visit for conference speakersschedule, and FAQs.  


Blanche Ames Ames

Borderland, The Life and Times of Blanche Ames Ames

Blanche Ames Ames (1878-1969) was an artist, an activist, a builder, an inventor, a birth control maverick, and a leader of the woman suffrage movement in Massachusetts. She was a society woman who was not afraid to shock polite society. Her name doesn't appear in most American history books. This, too, is part of her story. 

"Borderland: The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames" is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the life of a woman who was born in the 19th century, worked to change the 20th century, and whose wisdom still resonates in the 21st century.

Please join us for the following free screenings:

"A Vote of Her Own" screening in Mansfield on March 22, 2020, from 2-4 PM.
Screening held in the Public Safety Building located at 500 East Street, Mansfield, MA.

Friends of Borderland screening on April 9 & 10, 2020, at 7 PM at Borderland State Park. 
Space is limited, please contact Paul Clifford (p[email protected]) for reservations.


Women's Dinner Group

The Women's Dinner Group Inaugural Event Boston - Women's History Month

by The Women's Dinner Group

Thu, March 26, 2020

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

We are EXCITED to welcome 200 women on March 26, 2020, for the #launch of The Women’s Dinner Group - Boston, hosted by Vertex!



events-march-2020March 27th, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pamper-Palooza Presented by Dreamscape Designs

LOCATION: Elks Lodge, 775 John Quincy Adams Rd., Taunton, MA




Grace Lessons:

A Bold Blueprint for Mindfully Navigating the Sacred Cycles of Life, Loss, and Living Beyond

with Laurie O’Neil, MSW/LICSW

Graceful Woman WarriorSaturday, March 28th or Friday, April 3rd

10:00am – 4:00pm

Heart and Soul Holistic Healing Center

66 Washington St.

North Easton, MA 02356

Suggested reading: Graceful Woman Warrior: A Story Of Mindfully Living In The Face Of Dying (Available on Amazon, signed copies available at Heart and Soul)

Program Fee: $125 (lunch on your own, light refreshments provided)

Space is limited to 15. Please note there is a minimum enrollment of 5 people. Full payment in advance will confirm your spot.

To register, call, text or email Laurie:

(508) 958-7919 / [email protected]


April 9, 2020 The Woodward School's 125 Anniversary Gala Celebration

Woodward School for Girls 125 Anniversary

Come Dance the night Away with Mike Dutra & the Strictly Sinatra Band