Pathways to Political Leadership Fellow: Gladys Lebron-Martinez [Photos]

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women of color, women in politics, political representation, political participation, Western Massachusetts, Latinas, elected office, Women's Pipeline for change, photographs


American Politics | Gender and Sexuality | Politics and Social Change | Public Policy | Race and Ethnicity | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Women's Studies


A community activist and civic leader, Gladys Lebron-Martinez was elected to the Holyoke City Council in 2011 following her service and leadership on the Holyoke School Committee from 2003-2011. Selected as a Women’s Pipeline for Change Research Fellow at UMass Boston’s Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, Gladys developed a research project to better understand the support and resources available to women of color leaders running for office in Western Massachusetts. Through this project, Gladys was able to identify, connect, and collaborate with women of color leaders from Western Massachusetts. Drawing on her research findings, she is working to strengthen and build this community of leaders to ensure increased representation by women of color in this region of the Commonwealth.

This link includes pictures of Gladys Lebrón-Martínez and her Western Massachusetts and Campaigns: Women of Color Running for Office project.