Women Who Give Award
The Women Who Give Award recognizes and honors a woman who embraces the mission of Women’s Lunch Place and supports the advancement of women through leadership and philanthropy.
We honor Marylou Sudders, Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health & Human Services, for her decades of work in support of Massachusetts’ most vulnerable citizens. Secretary Sudders currently leads the largest executive agency in state government, a $21 billion state budget with 22,000 dedicated public servants, and oversees critical services that touch one in four residents of the Commonwealth. Professionally trained as a social worker, she has also been a provider executive, advocate and college professor.