Mayor Tyer and Women's Fund of Western Mass to host networking event

Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer, State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier, and the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM) will host a networking event to support ongoing collaborations and activism in the region on Thursday, June 9 in downtown Pittsfield.

The event will take place 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Patrick’s Pub located at 26 Bank Row. Light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. The event is open to the public. RSVP by Friday June 3to

The Women’s Fund is a public foundation that connects donors with local women and girls through strategic grant making and leadership development. Its signature, non-partisan program, Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact (LIPPI) is designed to provide women with the tools, mentors, and confidence for roles in public service and civic engagement.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the Women’s Fund local grant-making opportunities and its signature leadership program, (LIPPI), and network with members of the Berkshire community and distinguished elected officials. 

“We have been supporting efforts to improve the lives of women and girls in the Berkshires since our founding in 1997,” said Elizabeth Barajas-Román, CEO of the Women’s Fund. “Mayor Tyer and State Rep. Farley-Bouvier are champions of this work and we are thrilled to partner with them for this unique event.”

“It is my sincere pleasure to host the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts networking event in the City of Pittsfield. As a graduate of LIPPI, I can attest to the program’s merit and its impact on my professional aspirations. Additionally, I am privileged to be a part of a cohort of dynamic and amazing women who are making strides in their respective fields. I encourage women to attend this exciting event,” said Mayor Tyer.

 “Many women in Berkshire County have been a part of the Women’s Fund of Western Mass, especially the LIPPI program,” added State Rep. Farley-Bouvier.  “I'm looking forward to having everyone reconnect and to have more women come learn more about the Fund and their programs.”

For more information about the event or to learn more about the Women’s Fund, call 413-529-0087 or visit