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Brookline Women Present At National Conference


Four Brookline women representing Women and Girls Thriving in Brookline led a 90-minute, interactive presentation at the 2017 Collective Impact Forum, a national and international conference attracting more than 500 attendees to Boston May 23-25.

Misti Jaynes and Judith Stroum, two Thriving women who have taken significant leadership roles within the initiative, led the presentation, along with Brookline Community Mental Health Center and Brookline Housing Authority social worker Megan Smith, and local business woman and community leader Chobee Hoy.

Eighty conference participants attended the presentation about Thriving’s learning and strategies for community engagement, co-creation of products and services, and development of leadership pathways for women and girls with limited income. Seven other women from Women and Girls Thriving also attended the Convening: Anne Reed, Brookline Public Library; Susan Howards, local attorney; Roisin O’Regan, Thriving Working Group Leader; Ginnelle Vasquez, Brookline Commission for Women; Mary Kate Robbins, Food Justice Intern; Andrea Johnson, BCMHC, and Thriving Co-Founder; and Ann Brackett, Thriving co-founder.