Thursday - November 2, 2023
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

All women working in appointed local government positions are invited to the Nov. 2 meeting of Women Leading Government at The Manor in West Boylston.

Attendees will include town managers, human resources directors, and staff from government departments such as police, fire, library, finance, planning and recreation.

The program, titled “Power of the Positive,” features certified life coach Carrie Stack, founder of the Say Yes Institute. The interactive session will focus on building concrete strategies around self-care/wellness, the power of the positive, and foundational emotional intelligence skills in order to support effective leadership.

The meeting will run from 9:30 a.m. through lunch at noon. The cost is $30, including lunch.

Women Leading Government is an initiative of the Massachusetts Municipal Management Association.


8:30 a.m.
Breakfast and Coffee, Registration

9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Melissa Goff, Deputy Town Administrator, Brookline

9:30 a.m.
Power of the Positive
Carrie Stack, Say Yes Institute
As a woman and a leader, how do you maintain the ability to take care of yourself, show up every day to find or focus on the positive, and lead with energy and optimism?

This workshop will focus on building emotional intelligence skills, particularly as EQ correlates to handling stress, building a culture of support, and balancing empathy with self-care, all while navigating the multi-layered demands of our endless personal and professional roles and responsibilities.

Using humor, real world examples, and the experience of working with tens of thousands of people across the country, Carrie will share her most popular tools and strategies to help women take care of themselves and focus on the positive, in all parts of life.


The Manor, West Boylston

MMA Senior Member Program Coordinator Denise Baker,