WINGs, WLC’s Women Young Professionals Group Takes Off!

On March 18, a new chapter in the story of United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council was written–and this one had a slightly younger vibe to it!

It was there, at United Way, where WINGs was kicked off.  WINGs, or “Women Investing in the Next Generation,” was built to connect Boston’s up-and-coming women leaders (ages 21-40) to unique hands-on volunteer experiences, professional development opportunities and networking events tailored to member interests.

“This community work advances the WLC’S Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders partnership with United Way,” said Alicia Adamson, Senior Director of Affinity Programs and Events   for United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. “We’ll have a special focus on reaching out to girls in under-served Boston neighborhoods.”

denisewingsIn that spirit, the first WINGs event featured a unique volunteer project, the creation of fleece blankets to be distributed to the girls from Girls Inc. in Lynn. And on the professional development side, Denise Kaigler, Vice President, Corporate Affairs & External Relations at Boston Scientific delivered a workshop on “Building Your Personal Brand.”

Interested in finding out more? Contact Alicia Canady Adamson at 617-624-8075 or email

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