Lowell Police Superintendent Kelly Richardson with some of the lades of the department
Lowell Police Superintendent Kelly Richardson with some of the lades of the department

Lowell Women's Week celebrated its 24th annual breakfast March 11 (a week late due to a snowstorm) at Lenzi's. This year's theme was "The Time Is Now!"

More than 300 guests enjoyed a delicious buffet while listening to inspirational and educational speeches from emcee Vanna Howard, communications director for the Lowell Community Health Center, as well as dignitaries and keynote speaker Debra Fowler, a national leader in education and co-founder and director of development for History UnErased. She is a veteran classroom teacher and Army veteran.

The 2019 Because of Her Award was given to Barbara "Barney" Arnold, Maritza Grooms and Francisca Sierra. The award recognizes local women who have significantly changed the lives of others through compassion, courage, commitment, leadership and activism. Recipients are women whose contributions have not traditionally been publicly recognized.

Lowell Women's Week is a component of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation. Donations support Megan's House. For more information, visit www.lowellwomensweek.org.


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