Founder Kate Sanetra-Butler recognized as a “Commonwealth Heroine”

Please join us in congratulating our Founder and Executive Director, Kate Sanetra-Butler, on being included in the 2024 Class of Commonwealth Heroines.

Each year, the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) partners with state legislators to identify one woman in their constituency who makes an outstanding contribution to their community. This year, Kate was honored to be nominated by State Senate President Karen Spilka.

The Commonwealth Heroines represent 125 leaders in industry, business, nonprofits, advocacy and more across Massachusetts. We are thrilled for Kate to be recognized for her efforts to fight period poverty and improve the health and well-being of tens of thousands of women.

“The Commonwealth Heroines are women who don’t make the news, but make all the difference in their communities,” said MCSW Chairwoman Dr. Sarah Glenn-Smith. “Thousands of women in every community across the Commonwealth perform unheralded acts on a daily basis that make our homes, neighborhoods, cities, and towns better places to live. Commonwealth Heroines use their time, talent, spirit, and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others in their community. They are mentors, volunteers, and innovators – they are the glue that keeps a community together.”

The MCSW will be celebrating the 21st Annual Commonwealth Heroines Class on Friday, June 14 at the Massachusetts Statehouse.

Please join us in congratulating Kate on this wonderful recognition of all she does to help women in need!