We The Women

Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) celebrates achievements by women leaders with a virtual tea series called “We the Women.”

Featuring local speakers, We the Women discusses women’s careers, accomplishments, and the barriers they face. Viewers are encouraged to enjoy a cup of tea while watching the presentations.

Upcoming Events

High Tea and "We the Women"

Date: March 8, 2023
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Scibelli Hall (B2), 7th floor (Top of Our City Conference Center)

  • Cindy Gaynor- Harper (Real Estate Entrepreneur and STCC Alumni)
  • Annamarie Golden- Director of Community Relations @ Baystate Health 
  • Jennifer Wallace-Johnson-Assistant Professor of Social Work, School of Liberal and Professional Studies, STCC

Join the Office of Community Engagement, Lead, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs on March 8, 2023, for a Women's High Tea and a “We the Women” (Special Edition) event in honor of International Women's Day. Tea and desserts will be served. Dressing up is Encouraged!


Past Events

Speaker(s) Description When Link
Shirley Arriaga Shirley Arriaga won the Democratic Nomination for state representative (8th Hampden District). An STCC alumna, Shirley Arriaga served in the U.S. Air Force during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She worked as Veterans Liaison for Congressman Richard E. Neal.  She lives in Chicopee with her 8-year-old daughter. 10/12/22  
Darleen Buttrick Darleen Buttrick, the Director of Engineering and Capital Projects for the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, an independent public water utility serving 250,000 people in the Lower Pioneer Valley. Darleen joined the Commission in 2021 and is the first woman to hold a leadership position within the Commission’s Engineering Department. March 4, 2022 YouTube
Delmarina López Delmarina López is an adjunct professor at Bay Path University and appointee on the Chicopee Charter Review Commission. November 10, 2021 YouTube
Dr. Estela R. López Celebrating Hispanic/Latinx History Month, we welcome Dr. Estela R. López October 8, 2021 YouTube
Louisa Davis-Freeman Louisa Davis-Freeman is the Dean of Admissions at STCC. March 31, 2021 YouTube
Women in Law Enforcement Carolyn McClendon is a Correctional Warden with the CT Department of Correction. Christina Obert is an Officer with the MA Parole Board. The Honorable Danielle Williams serves on the Westfield District Court. March 24, 2021 YouTube
Jasmine Naylor Spending Strategist, Wealth Expert, Life Coach, Business Mentor March 17, 2021 YouTube
Denise R. Jordan Denise R. Jordan is the Executive Director of the Springfield Housing Authority March 3,
Dr. Kiyota Garcia
Darcey Kemp
Lakisha Coppedge ’97
All in different capacities and from different backgrounds, these women share a passion for creating opportunities for STCC students.  November 19, 2020 YouTube
Talia Gee Talia Gee is the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the City of Springfield. on-demand YouTube
Lydia Martinez Lydia Martinez is the Assistant Superintendent of Springfield Public Schools. on-demand YouTube
Karla Medina Karla Medina is an entrepreneur who owns a fitness studio who holds many local and national press, book, and video credits. on-demand YouTube

This series is a collaboration between the STCC offices of Community Engagement and Multicultural Affairs.