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Western Mass Women Magazine
in Western Mass 2014-2015

   Special Thanks to: Denise Smith Photography of Longmeadow for both the cover shot and the individual head shots of the WOMEN TO WATCH of Western Mass 2014-2015. Also, thank you to the Springfield Museums for allowing us to have the cover shoot on ...

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womeninpolitics From The Current Issue

Women in Politics

On June 14, 1919, the 19th Amendment was passed by Congress. It had been a long-fought battle for women to earn the right to vote. However, despite the progress that has been made, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality ...

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whywomenstray From The Current Issue

Why Women Stray

It’s not uncommon to see it in headlines: a man cheating on his wife, and the scandal rocking the political or celebrity world. It seems as though the fault most often falls to the male half of the equation - ...

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humantrafficking From The Current Issue

Human Trafficking
Gina Orlandi

When most people think of slavery, the usual picture comes to mind. It’s typically an antiquated image of the antebellum South, complete with African slaves picking cotton on a plantation. It’s tragic, but having been abolished centuries ago, most would ...

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cookbookcorner From The Current Issue

Cooking Techniques and
Recipes with Olive Oil

Cooking Techniques and Recipes with Olive Oil Authors: Mary Platis and Laura Bashar Olive oil takes center stage in this unique cookbook, which includes detailed descriptions for poaching, braising, marinating, infusing, and baking. The authors have various gastronomic backgrounds: Mary Platis is ...

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diyhalloween From The Current Issue

Do It Yourself Halloween Decorations

I’m like a kid about Halloween. So, come October 1st, I pull out the black-cat collectibles, the werewolf nutcracker, and other ghostly paraphernalia and have a grand old time decorating. But handcrafting your own decorations for All-Hallows Eve is a lot ...

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getinvolved2 From The Current Issue

Being Neighborly: How to Get Involved In Your Neighborhood

Sometimes, befriending your neighbors can be difficult. True, location of your neighborhood can be a major factor in getting to know the people who live around you, but being neighborly is a trend that’s definitely on the rise. Being friendly is ...

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skomen From The Current Issue

Keeping It Local: MA and CT Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”, and the pink seen across our region draws attention to what is still one of the most significant health challenges women face. Right here in New England, it is an unfortunate reality that breast ...

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watchingoutmom From The Current Issue

Watching Out For Mom

Taking over a parent’s finances is not an easy task. As an adult offspring, it is difficult and awkward to take care of someone who once took care of you. Women tend to outlive their husbands - usually we become ...

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Western Mass
Women Magazine
in Western Mass 2014-2015

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The results are in!







Letter From The Editor


By Dana Swinney, Editor-In-Chief

It’s no secret that the Women to Watch issue is my favorite every year. I love getting to learn about the many women in our community doing amazingly positive things professionally. It is incredibly inspiring to hear the stories of our winners every year and to meet them all in person at our annual Women to Watch event.This year will be even more magical as we are also including the women that were honored in past years.