The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC) has announced that Linda DeMarco, president of Boston Pride, will be honored with an Abigail Adams award at their annual dinner. The MWPC introduced the Tribute to Abigail Adams in 1988 to recognize outstanding women leaders in Massachusetts who have worked to achieve parity for women. Award recipients are women who have demonstrated through their work and/or their community activism a firm commitment to the realization of equal political, economic, and social rights for women.
DeMarco will receive the honor at the 26th Annual Tribute to Abigail Adams, October 22, 2013 at 6 p.m. at The Fairmont Copley Plaza. Boston. Other honorees include: Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Second Assistant Majority Leader of the MA House of Representatives; Valerie Mosley,Chairwoman, Valmo Ventures; Alison A. Quirk, Executive VP, Chief Human Resources and Citizenship Officer, State Street Corporation; Elizabeth Scheibel, Former District Attorney of the Northwest District; Laura Sen, President & Chief Executive Officer of BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.
Born in Weymouth, MA in 1744, Abigail Adams was one of the earliest women’s advocates with strong beliefs in equal rights for women. Abigail was the wife of our nation’s second president, John Adams, and the mother of six children.