Women’s Pipeline for Change Research Fellow
About this Project
The election and appointment of Asian American women to positions in Massachusetts and on the federal level suggest that the face of public leadership is changing. Through this study, Lisa Wong aimed to identify strategies to increase the number of Asian American women elected to political office in the Commonwealth. In addition to drawing from her personal experiences as an Asian American elected official, Wong interviewed three Asian American female political leaders and three young Asian American women newly interested in politics. Among other findings, the interviews demonstrated that culture and family currently play a strong role in the decision making process of Asian American women considering active involvement in politics. Learn more about Wong’s project, findings, and recommendations by watching the videos here and reading the project summary and files included below.
About Lisa Wong
Lisa Wong is currently serving her third term as Mayor of the City of Fitchburg. First elected to office in 2007 at the age of 28, she is the second female mayor in Fitchburg and first Asian American female mayor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Continue reading about Lisa Wong...
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Submissions from 2013
Lisa Wong's Community in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Lisa Wong and Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, University of Massachusetts Boston
Pathways to Political Leadership Fellow: Lisa Wong [Photos], Lisa Wong and Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, University of Massachusetts Boston