MCSW Commonwealth Heroines Celebration

MASSACHUSETTS STATEHOUSE, GREAT HALL OF FLAGS — We are excited to announce that the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is hosting the 20th annual Commonwealth Heroines Celebration on Friday, June 23rd, 2023. The Commonwealth Heroines initiative identifies and honors extraordinary women from across the state. We are asking legislators to play a special role by partnering with us to identify the 2023 Class of Commonwealth Heroines.

What is the Commonwealth Heroines Celebration?

The Commonwealth Heroines Celebration is an opportunity to recognize the women who don’t always make the news but who are truly making a difference in their communities, businesses, or volunteer endeavors. We rely on legislators to nominate incredible women in their districts for their contributions to their community and the Commonwealth. 

How can YOU help?

The MCSW respectfully requests that each legislator recommend one female constituent to represent her community and be honored as a 2023 Commonwealth Heroine. All Commonwealth Heroines will be invited to attend a ceremony on June 23, 2023, at the State House in Boston. More details will follow regarding the day’s schedule. 

We hope you can take the time to help us recognize a Commonwealth Heroine in your community (who has not yet been previously honored and is not a State House employee or family member). 

Next Steps:

  1. Learn more by reading our FAQs here.
  2. To make a submission, please complete this nomination form by Friday, March 31, 2023. 

*Note that all information may be used publicly. We ask that you fully complete the nomination form; please do not share this link with others. 

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the MCSW at

Thank you in advance for your support in celebrating exceptional women across the Commonwealth. Legislators can nominate a woman here.