Brookline Commission for Women


  • Chris Chanyasulkit, Co-Chair
    Term Expires: 2018
  • Casey Hatchett, Co-Chair
    Term Expires: 2020
  • Cheryl Snyder, Treasurer
    Term Expires: 2018
  • Christine Fitzgerald, Secretary
    Term Expires: 2017
  • Jennifer Goldsmith
    Term Expires: 2020

  • Sonal Jhaveri
    Term Expires: 2018
  • Rita McNally
    Term Expires: 2017
  • Gloria Rudisch
    Term Expires: 2016
  • Jamie Tober
    Term Expires: 2017
  • Ginny Vaz
    Term Expires: 2017
  • Grace Watson
    Term Expires: 2017


The Brookline Commission for Women (BCW) strives to support women in all aspects of their lives and to promote the cultural, racial, and economic diversity of Brookline.


  • To make ourselves visible as a resource for women in Brookline
  • To collect and disseminate information or women’s issues
  • To cooperate with other town agencies, other women’s commissions, and other service organizations for addressing women’s issues
  • To raise funds in support of our mission
  • To offer programming consistent with our mission
  • To bring women in Brookline together


26th Annual “A Woman Who Inspires Me” Contest Winners:
The Brookline Commission for Women (BCW) is honored to announce the essay contest winners for its 26th annual "A Woman Who Inspires Me" Essay Contest, in celebration of National Women's History Month. All 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who live in Brookline or attend a public or private school in Brookline were eligible to submit an essay that honors a woman who inspires them.

5th Grade Winners:
1st Place Student: Aya Newell
2nd Place Student: Eloise Moor
3rd Place Student: Jonathan Mazara

6th Grade Winners:
1st Place Student: Isabella Jacopille
2nd Place Student: Charlotte Toole
3rd Place Student: Rowan Boyd

7th Grade Winners:
1st Place Student: Kendall Brainin
2nd Place Student: Malcolm Grant
3rd Place Student: Maya Shavit

8th Grade Winners:
1st Place Student: Ying-Quinn Liu
2nd Place Student: Leigh Mitchell
3rd Place Student: Vivian van Stolk

Thank you to all students who entered and congratulations to the 12 essay contest winners!

These essayists will be honored at our annual Women Who Inspire Us Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 29th at 6:30pm at Hunneman Hall, Brookline Main Library, 361 Washington Street. Refreshments will be served 6:00pm-6:30pm. All are welcome to attend!

Please contact BCW Co-Chair, Casey Hatchett at 617-730-2734 or email Casey Hatchett with any questions.

The BCW typically meets on the first Wednesday of every month (except for the month of August, when the BCW does not meet). Please consult the town calendar for monthly meeting posts. The meetings are typically held at 7:15pm at the Brookline Health Department's Library (2nd Floor, 11 Pierce Street, Brookline, MA 02445).

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