Worcester County Commission on the Status of Women
Women In Action Inc. was founded by Chantel Bethea in 2010. She is a native of Atlanta, GA and a current resident of Worcester, MA. She is also a wife and a proud mother of four beautiful children. Empowering women has been a longtime passion of hers. Through several years of mentoring/empowering experiences and countless conversations with women, the concept for this organization was developed. Throughout the years she has seen the growing need for positive female role models. She is honored to serve the women in her community by helping our women.
Lastly and most importantly, Chantel credits her mother for giving her the spirit to give back. She feels as though she would not be who she is today without her mothers' love and support. She states, "My mother has built her life around helping others and has certainly been the inspiration for my program." Women In Action Inc. was developed to empower the lives of women, as her mother has continuously done in her life.
Chantel received the Unsung Heroine from the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women in 2015. She also received an award from the Worcester Business Journal for the 40 Under 40 Awards in 2015. Chantel also was the Hometown Hero for Worcester Magazine in 2015. Chantel also received the 2019 Black Excellence on the Hill Award
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