Educating Women to be Powerful Speakers
Women's Voices Worldwide, Inc.


Women’s Voices Worldwide, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote social justice around the globe by educating women and girls to be powerful speakers in all areas of personal, academic, professional, and civic life.

The organization provides individualized speaking mentoring and group instruction for women and girls to learn to recognize the need for women's voices in the world, to cultivate a conviction that their own voices matter, and to develop skills to speak courageously and effectively. The organization also provides workshops, discussion groups, and other public events for communities to raise awareness and promote discussion about women and speech.

Studies show that women—due to cultural influences—are less likely than men to speak up in groups and more likely to be interrupted, challenged, or dismissed when they do. Paradoxically, when women do speak assertively they are often labeled negatively. This double standard, and the silencing of many women’s voices that results, is detrimental to the realization of vibrant, inclusive, and just societies.

We invite you to join us in our efforts to effect change--by meeting with a mentor or participating in a group for support in developing your own speaking, by making a donation, by attending a public event, or simply by spreading the word about our important work.

Office and Mailing Address
2 Conz Street #4, Northampton, MA 01060 USA
Executive Director: Dr. Laura Greenfield


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*Quick Links*

Summer Workshops
June - August, 2014

Women's Discussion Group
Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Celebration of Speech
Saturday, March 8, 2014

Individualized Mentoring
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Thank you!

*Upcoming Events*

July 9: Speech Writing

July 21: Speaking Your 1st Week of College

and more!

The 2nd Annual
International Women's Day
Celebration of Speech
March 8, 2014

About the Event

Event Program




In Your Own Words...

"[I learned this week] that I am able to show leadership skills while still maintaining my individuality and ability to be kind, warm and compassionate...[and] that the world would miss out on a lot of valuable insights without my voice." --Ana Bissonnette, Springfield, MA
Women's Voices Worldwide, Inc. Women's Program Participant

"This was a great week for my daughter, Chloe. She gained confidence by being able to share with her peers events and characteristics about herself that are very important to her... I would recommend this group to everyone!... Chloe cannot wait until the next session begins!" — Lisa Gauthier, South Hadley, MA, Mother of 8-year-old Women's Voices Worldwide, Inc. Girls' Program Participant

"[Today I] realized that leadership of women is important in this community." "[Today I] learned the importance of listening to other women." --Women's Voices Worldwide, Inc. Women's Program Participants, Ura Village, Bhutan

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