BostonTalks: Women Making History


1 Guest Street
Boston, MA
United States

Thursday, 21 March 2019 - 7:00pm

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March is Women’s History Month, so we decided to celebrate some of the local women who have been dominating their historically male-dominated fields. Hear three women discuss their accomplishments, struggles, goals and stories at this month’s BostonTalks.



Featured speakers:

Mehreen Butt

Wakefield Town Councilor

Mehreen Butt, Esq., became the first American Muslim woman to be elected to a municipality in Massachusetts when she won a seat on the Wakefield Board of Selectmen in April 2017. A year later, she helped change the board’s name to the gender-neutral Wakefield Town Council.


Jen Myronuk

Co-founder and Creative Director for STEM on Stage 

Jen Myronuk is a filmmaker exploring the intersection of living history theater and immersive media. She tells the untold stories of women in science, including Marie Curie.


Trenni Kusnierek

Host and Reporter at NBC Sports Boston

Trenni Kusnierek isan Emmy-winning Sports Anchor and a passionate advocate for women’s equality, especially in sports. While she has had her share of challenges, she has not let them prevent her from thriving as a sports anchor.



Hosted by Edgar B. Herwick III

Host for WGBH’s Curiosity Desk

Edgar digs a little deeper into topics in the news, explores the off-beat and searches for answers to questions in the world around us. His radio features can be heard on 89.7 WGBH’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and his television features can be seen on WGBH’s Greater Boston.


BostonTalks is WGBH’s smarter happy hour. It’s smarter because we feature speakers, and it’s happy hour because we offer a variety of beer, wine and cider in a bar-like setting.


BostonTalks: Women Making History is presented with support from: Innovation Women Women in Film & Video New England


You must be at least 21 with a valid ID to attend. Beer, wine and hard cider are available for purchase. 

This is a networking-style event. Limited seating will be available.         Photo credit: Marc Rosenbaum  

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