Brookline Commission for Women


  • Cheryl Snyder, Treasurer
    Term Expires: 2018
  • Grace Watson                        Term Expires: 2020
  • Nicole McClelland                      Term Expires: 2020
  • Rebecca Stone                      Term Expires: 2021

  • Jennifer Goldsmith
    Term Expires: 2020
  • Sonal Jhaveri
    Term Expires: 2018
  • Rita McNally
    Term Expires: 2017
  • Gloria Rudisch
    Term Expires: 2016
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


We are happy to announce the 27th Annual “A Woman Who Inspires Me” Contest Winners:

The Brookline Commission for Women (BCW) is honored to announce the essay contest winners for its 27th 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: Dylan Hatchett

2nd Place Student: Eva Berkson

3rd Place Student: Brianna Yang

6th Grade Winners:

1st Place Student: Julia Churwin

2nd Place Student: Rocky Vankoski

3rd Place Student: Tyler Ford

7th Grade Winners:

1st Place Student: Jack Henry

2nd Place Student: Kevin Asir

3rd Place Student: Alex Hatchett

8th Grade Winners:

1st Place Student: Molly Louison

2nd Place Student: Jerry Yang

3rd Place Student: Constanza Castillo

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

We look forward to hearing these winners read their essays on Thursday, March 21st at 6:30pm at Hunneman Hall (Public
Library of Brookline) and to honor our 2019 Brookline Woman of the Year!

The BCW typically meets on the first Thursday 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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