Coakley to Receive Woman of Achievement Award12:31AM / Tuesday, October 01, 2013
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Professional Women are honoring Attorney General Martha Coakley with its Woman of Achievement Award for 2013.
The group annually honors a woman in the community for her lifetime achievements. Past recipients include former Gov. Jane Swift, state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi, Susan B. Anthony Birthplace & Museum President Carol Crossed, Steepleview Realty owner Jennifer Segala, educator Sally Goodrich and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts President Mary Grant.
Coakley is a North Berkshire native who graduated from Drury High School and in the first co-ed class from Williams College. She was elected attorney general in 2006 and held her swearing in at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams.
Coakley recently launched a campaign for governor which, if successful, would make her the second woman and second Drury High School graduate, after Swift, to attain the office.
The Woman of Achievement Program will take place at the Williams Inn on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Networking begins at 5:30, with dinner at 6. Tickets are $35 with proceeds supporting NBBPW scholarships for local women.
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