Linda Cavaioli to Receive Women Making History Award

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Worcester Women’s History Project, we are proud to announce the recipient of our first Women Making History Award—Linda Cavaioli, Executive Director of the YWCA of Central Massachusetts. 

This award is given to a woman who demonstrates extraordinary commitment to the improvement of the quality of life for women and/or girls in the Worcester area. 

A community leader in the elimination of racism and empowerment of women, Cavaioli has headed groundbreaking programs at the YWCA for over 23 years. In addition, presently she volunteers for the United Way of Central Massachusetts Women’s Initiative as Co-Chair of Membership, for the Department of Children and Families Worcester West Area Office as a Community Board member, for the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women as Commissioner, and for Quinsigamond Community College as a member of its Board of Directors. She also serves on the City Manager’s Task Force on Bias and Hate. 

A fighter for the rights of all women and their personal and economic advancement, Cavaioli has been the catalyst to provide for a better future for women of many cultural backgrounds and their loved ones. 

Cavaioli is one of the founders of the Worcester Women’s History Project which gives voice to the important but often overlooked contributions of women in our community. One initiative, the Worcester Women’s Oral History Project, is celebrating an anniversary this year also—its 10th. 

We invite all to our award presentation as part of our 20th anniversary festivity on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at the Worcester Historical Museum.

Published Date: 
September 22, 2015