April 25, 2013
Simmons was well represented at the Strong Women Strong Girls (SWSG) annual Strong Awards event April 4, a celebration of SWSG mentors and program partners.
Shannon Curran ’13, received the Above and Beyond Mentor Award and Haley Collins ’14 received the Strongest Match Award. Barbara Lee ’67 was presented with the 2013 Spark Award by Hannah Raiche, a senior at Simmons, a Barbara Lee fellow, and an SWSG mentor.
“Through her lifelong dedication to women and politics and her fellowship program at Simmons College, Barbara Lee has afforded me the opportunity to form a special bond with a strong female mentor who has provided me with invaluable insight, wisdom, support, and guidance,” Raiche said. “This has not only been greatly beneficial, but will undoubtedly be a crucial component to my own success, and for that I am eternally grateful.”
Strong Women Strong Girls is a nationally recognized multi-generational mentoring program that fosters leadership skills, a sense of female community, and a commitment to service among women and girls of all ages.
Pictured above: Boston City Council candidate Michele Wu, Hannah Raiche, SWSG Executive Director Amy Kingman, Barbara Lee, State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, and Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley.