Women’s Leadership Alliance

The Women’s Leadership Alliance (WLA) began as the Female Samaritan Society in 1838 to assist the congregation and the community. Women were not allowed to attend annual meetings of the congregation until 1848. Since that time the WLA has continued as an independent organization within First Unitarian emphasizing the importance of women’s issues and voices, supporting local and national groups who advocate for women’s rights, providing educational and mentoring activities, and supporting women as ministers.

Statement of Purpose

1. Fostering and encouraging the expression of women’s interests,

2. Developing women and girls to be leaders,

3. Assisting women in their growth toward self-realization,

4. Promoting the sisterhood of women,

5. Supporting the mission of the congregation, UUWA and UUWF.


Pat Steele – President

Kathy Ivans – Vice President

Nancy Witherell – Secretary

First Unitarian Book Group, 2019

Meets the second Monday of the month, 7:00 pm in the Frances White Room (contact Pat Steele (pmsteele@me.com). Dates and locations are subject to change please watch the weekly e-announcements for more information.

See our 2020 Reading list here.

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  1. Kay Corkett permalink
    January 4, 2017

    So interesting and informative to read an introduction to the Women’s Alliance and the programs offered in 2016-17. Look forward to attending those planned for 2017.

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