Welcome to the Professional Women's Chamber!

Our History

Formed in 1953, the Professional Women's Chamber, (formerly the Women's Division, and then the Women's Partnership) of theSpringfield Regional Chamber, has a long history of service to business, the community, and other women members.

In 1991, the membership of the Women's Division of the Springfield Regional Chamber changed its name to the Women's Partnership; in 1995 we became and affiliate of the Springfield Regional Chamber, accentuating the need for a new direction and focus and in 2010 we changed our name again to the Professional Women's Chamber.

Well known as a supporter of educational projects, the Professional Women's Chamber has granted scholarships to non-traditional women students each year since 1965. Today, the Professional Women's Chamber continues to honor its commitment of always working to meet the professional development needs of its members. Donate to Scholarship Fund

Our Goals

  • • To increase leadership development and networking opportunities for women in business
  • • To facilitate mentoring for women in the community as well as in Professional Women's Chamber
  • • To provide scholarships to women re-entering the workforce
  • • To be connected and involved in the business community


Various events are held September through June of each year, which include;
Luncheon Meetings, Networking Opportunities and Fundraising Events. Our speakers are selected with the goal of providing great resources to the ambitious professional women in Western Massachusetts.


Any working woman is invited to become a member of the Professional Women's Chamber. Membership in the Springfield Regional Chambers is no longer a requirement to be a member of the Professional Women's Chamber. Join the Professional Women's Chamber

For more information about the Professional Women's Chamber, contact Grace Szydziak
at (413) 755-1310, or by e-mail atszydziak@springfieldregionalchamber.com.

The Professional Women's Chamber promotes the status of women professionals. We work to empower career-oriented women through participation in leadership, education and networking opportunities and we strive to strengthen the positive impact of women in the business community and on the economy.
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Gillian Palmer
Bay Path University

Vice President
Madeline Landrau
MassMutual Financial Group

Caron LaCour
Burkhart Pizzanelli P.C.

Assistant Treasurer
Lauri Lavell
Westfield Bank

Jeannie Filomeno
Marcotte Ford

Past President
Laurie Cassidy
West Springfield Council on Aging


Mary Akers
Work Opportunity Center

Jenny MacKay
USI Insurance Services

Amie Miarecki
Sunshine Village

Jamie Convery
Freedom Credit Union

Lidya Rivera-Early

Yvonne Diaz
Health New England

Frances Richardson
The Artcraft Company

Kathleen Martin
Springfield College

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