Women's International Leadership Conference

Over the past 18 years, the Dominican Development Center of Boston and the Network of Women in Solidarity have 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.   It has also included the opportunities of sharing cultures through – music, dance, food, stories, language, and ways of organizing.  Each woman brings its own distinctive contributions to the Network and together collaborate to build a stronger movement, join us, and become part of the sisterhood.    

  Despite our vastly different locations, international and local, we face many similar issues: violence against women/human trafficking, health disparities, challenges in professional development and advancement, educational attainment, just to name a few.  In the United States, low-income communities, and immigrant communities face aggressive attacks and budget cuts to the services and programs designed to work toward bridging the gaps of the mentioned inequalities, making our united efforts even more necessary.

 This Annual Conference also provides the space for empowerment and learning from each other’s situations.

Women's Annual Leadership Conference is organized every year on March 8th, International Woman's Day.