Malden women worthy of praise
May 14, 2012 by James
Three female residents of Malden were recently proclaimed Unsung Heroines by The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.
Caroline Cook, Amy Spollett, and Catherine MacMullin were chosen by the Commission for their work in the community, which was deemed worthy of recognition. A statement released by the Commission praised the trio, describing them as women hailing “from cities and towns across the Commonwealth and each will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to their communities or organizations which they serve”.
Cook, Spollett, and MacMullin join other women in Massachusetts as part of the Commission’s Class of 2012. There were honored at a special ceremony in the State House in Boston.
The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, an agency that collaborates with legislators from the State, chooses extraordinary women who are not famous nor featured in the news, yet have made a difference in the communities in which they live. They are women from all walks of life; from homemakers, print company owners, waitresses, and retailers to doctors and lawyers.
The Commission’s release read:
“They are the women who use their time, talent and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others and make a difference in their neighborhoods, cities, and towns. They are mentors, volunteers, and innovators who do what needs to be done without expectations of recognition or gratitude. These women are the glue that keeps a community together and every community has them”
The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women was formed in 1998 to promote the equality and rights of women.