The Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester held the New England Women’s Leadership Awards (NEWLA) ceremony where they recognized U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz and two other remarkable women for their accomplishments both professionally and personally. Massachusetts First Lady Diane B. Patrick, Esq, and Margaret Blood, founder and president Mil Milagros, Inc. and founder of Strategies for Children, were recognized along-side U.S. Attorney Ortiz at the event held on May 9. More than 550 guests attended this year’s 20th anniversary event which was emceed by Lisa Hughes of WBZ-TV.
Since 1992, New England Women’s Leadership Awards (NEWLA) has recognized over 104 women throughout New England for their accomplishments in athletics, business, education, health and human services politics and more. The event was created to provide role models for the young women of Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, in an effort to inspire and build leaders of the future.