Monday, May 27, 2024

The 100 women chosen as Unsung Heroines last year at their State House ceremony.

Nominations for the seventh annual Unsung Heroines of Massachusetts are open through Saturday.

“I’m sure that each of us knows an unsung heroine. She may be your child’s teacher, your grandmother’s home care provider or that one neighbor who volunteers on every local board and committee,” said Democratic state Rep. Alice K. Wolf, of Cambridge, in a Sunday press release. “We all know women who work tirelessly day in and day out to make our communities a better place to live. Now is our chance to give them the recognition they deserve.”


The honor, bestowed by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, identifies and honors 100 women annually from across the commonwealth. Cambridge was represented last year by Rhonda McPherson, a teacher, co-founder of Reaching Out About Depression and producer and host of “The Info Show,” which showed on Cambridge Community Television.

Anyone may nominate one or more Massachusetts women for consideration no later than Saturday, Wolf said. A selection committee will choose 100 nominees to honor and invite to a State House ceremony in their honor May 19.

Nomination forms are available for download at You can also send an e-mail inquiry or call (617) 626-6521 for information.