Background Information

Over the past 16 years, the Network of Women in Solidarity has created a space where immigrant women can share strategies and inspiration, learn from each other, and encourage each other’s efforts.  This includes learning about and planning strategies to overcome challenges regarding education and health disparities in our communities, workers’ rights, economic development, activism, and the overall immigrant experience in the US.   The Women in Solidarity Network is a collaboration of women active in our communities. Women of all age groups and from diverse backgrounds bring different tactics and perspectives to closing the gender-based gaps and building the power of women to raise visibility and empower and transform themselves.  

Many Network participants give talks and workshops, give personal testimonies, and present on causes that stress the need for more vital female representation.  The space is also open to visual artists, poets, writers, dancers, and performers. We see a crucial connection between the arts and action for social change.  As an international network, we seek to:

  • Create solidarity and healing among the diversity of women affected by gender-based inequalities.
  • Integrate our common understandings into our relationships in the Network and in our daily lives.
  • Promote leadership and self-determination among all the sisters of the Network.
  • initiate and support local and international efforts in support of women’s rights and 
  • Strengthen our work by exploring our diverse historical, social, political, and economic experiences.

This year we will hold our annual conference in person at the Massachusetts State House, Grand Hall, 24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133. Despite the COVID-19 situation, we are determined to keep organizing our women’s conference to celebrate our contributions and highlight issues impacting women's lives in MA and abroad.

With each year of WSC programs and ongoing leadership development, committed women leaders in Massachusetts help build the voice and power of working women in the state. The conference is a democratic, constituent-driven initiative, the leadership skills and the knowledge that our local and international women leaders develop come back to help us grow, stretch, and adapt as a network of women in solidarity, promoting unity and visibility for all.

This year’s theme is more relevant than ever because we want to strengthen the voices of domestic workers struggling for dignity and justice. We advocate for the passage of the Build Back Better legislation.  We see the conference as a space to push fair domestic worker policies. 

This year’s conference will focus on the implication of COVID-19 on Women's Mental Health and Building Women's Entrepreneurial Power rights during and after the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Strengthening our activism as an International Network that addresses women's human rights as part of our framework.
  • By increasing the visibility and celebration of women entrepreneurs 
  • By building consciousness of current campaigns and issues affecting Women’s Mental health​
  • By promoting solidarity and empowering the young worker’s generation of immigrant women

If you are interested in monetarily helping support the Dominican Development Center for this year's conference, please download and fill out the below form and follow the instructions:

Sponsorship Information and Forms

This Year's Theme: Celebration of Women In Power