Brookline Commission for Women


Rebecca Stone (2024)
Felina Silver Robinson (2024)
Vice Chair
Elizabeth Stillman (2022)

Carol Caro (2023)
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Lucy Chie (2023)

Meenakshi Garodia (2022)                     

Aileen Lee (2023)                      


Hadassah Margolis (2022)


Nicole McClelland (2023) 


Homa Sarabi-Daunais (2022)

Commissioners Emeritus

 Dr. Gloria Rudisch 

Brookline Women Who Inspire Us

Do You Know an Amazing Brookline Woman?

The Brookline Commission for Women (BCW) is pleased to open nominations for Brookline Woman of the Year. Nominations will be accepted until close of business Friday, February 18, 2022.

Women in our community have continued to step up to meet the needs of these extraordinarily challenging times, so this year the BCW will again honor up to five awesome nominees as our Brookline Women of the Year at a virtual event on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Please put it on your calendars now!

Access the Nomination Form here:

Nomination Criteria:

• Nominees must be women, by whom we mean anyone who identifies as female, who made a significant positive impact on the community (or at the state or national level) in 2021

• Nominees must currently live or work in Brookline

• Nominees may be individuals or a team of two or more women who worked together (pairs/teams are considered one nomination)

• Nominees may not be current candidates for Town wide elected office in Brookline, current members of the Commission for Women, or past Woman of the Year award recipients (see a list of past honorees on the BCW website)

• Nominations may not be made by a family member of the nominee(s)

If you have trouble accessing or using the nomination form, please email Liz Stillman at Other questions? Contact Rebecca Stone at

Save the Date Women Who Inspire Us 2022

Nov 3, 2021 BCW Monthly Meeting/Public Hearing 

Watch here

Passcode: b3@#VBJt 

Building an Equitable Procurement Program for Women- and BIPOC-owned businesses

Watch the 9/1/21 BCW Discussion with Mel Kleckner and Kara Brewton.  

Presentation begins at 9 min 50 sec (9:50) in the recording.

Passcode: 0exz^hsZ

On Tuesday, March 23rd, the Brookline Commission for Women voted the following Statement in Solidarity with Our AAPI Community, Condemning Anti-Asian Hate and Violence Against Women.

아시아인 혐오 및 여성 폭력을 규탄하는 AAPI 커뮤니티 연대 성명

聲援我們的亞裔美國和太平洋島民 (AAPI) 社群 譴責反亞裔仇恨與暴力侵害婦女的聲明

Tuyên bố Đoàn kết với Cộng đồng AAPI của chúng tôi lên án sự căm ghét đối với người châu Á và bạo lực đối với phụ nữ




Every person of color should be able to walk any street with pride and in comfort, with peace of mind. Free from ridicule and judgement. Kimberlé Crenshaw, who developed and named the idea of “intersectionality," wrote: “If Black lives really do matter, ALL Black lives have to matter. That means Black lives across gender have to be lifted up. #SayHerName is a clarion call, not just a hashtag -- a demand that the stories and perspectives of Black women are included in our demands for justice and accountability.”

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The mission of the Brookline Commission for Women is to promote equity and justice for all women and girls, including all who identify as female.

Our Core Values:

Gender Justice: We reject patriarchy, transphobia, and homophobia and work to create a world free from misogyny.

Intersectionality: We recognize that race, ethnicity, class/income, and gender intersect to compound discrimination against BIPOC women and girls.

Collaboration: We seek to work with other individuals, committees, and groups in Brookline to address issues of gender inequity.

Transparency: We act with and in front of the public as an essential part of our work.

Determination: We know change will happen only if we consistently name, document, and stand up to inequality, discrimination, and aggression against women and girls.


Our Work:

We advocate on behalf of all women and girls to ensure safety and equal treatment, voice, and participation in Brookline;


We support all women and girls who are struggling and who strive for a better life;


We celebrate the strength, contributions, and diversity of all women and girls.


The BCW meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7pm at the Brookline Health Department's Library (2nd Floor, 11 Pierce Street, Brookline, MA 02445).  Please check the Town calendar for posted meeting dates and times.  In 2021 all BCW meetings will be remote via Zoom unless otherwise specified.   

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