Women’s Pipeline for Change Research Fellow
About this Project
Gladys Lebrón-Martínez's project aimed to document and analyze the resources that exist and are utilized by women of color, especially Latinas, running for elected office in Western Massachusetts. Lebrón-Martínez recruited nine Latinas from Western Massachusetts who ran for political office during the last four decades to participate in a focus group to share their experiences of running for elected office. She identified the importance of networks and mentors; financial, emotional, and community support; and leadership pipelines to advance the political leadership of women of color in this region of the Commonwealth. The English and Spanish videos here as well as the summary and presentation included below offer more detail about Lebrón-Martínez’s project, findings, and recommendations.
About Gladys Lebrón-Martínez
Councilwoman Gladys Lebrón-Martínez is a respected woman of color leader recognized for fostering the civic engagement and responsibility needed to expand opportunities for her community. She provided exemplary service to her community of Holyoke as an elected School Committee member from 2003-2011. In 2011, she ran a successful campaign moving up the political pipeline to represent Ward 1 on the Holyoke City Council. Continue reading about Gladys Lebrón-Martínez...
To learn more and view videos about Gladys Lebrón-Martínez and this project, click here.
Submissions from 2013
Western Massachusetts and Campaigns: Women of Color Running for Office, Gladys Lebrón-Martínez
Western Massachusetts and Campaigns: Women of Color Running for Office [Presentation], Gladys Lebrón-Martínez
Gladys Lebrón-Martínez's Community in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Gladys Lebrón-Martínez and Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, University of Massachusetts Boston
Pathways to Political Leadership Fellow: Gladys Lebron-Martinez [Photos], Gladys Lebrón-Martínez and Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, University of Massachusetts Boston