Venue of Choice for Mass. Assoc. of Women in Law Enforcement’s 10th Annual Conference

Wednesday, October 30, 2013- 


Newton, MA—Mount Ida College has been selected as the venue of choice by the Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement (MAWLE) for its 10th Annual Conference to be held Friday, November 8, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. MAWLE is a non-profit professional association established to advance and support women in law enforcement careers; members include both men and women in law enforcement and related fields.

Attorney General Martha Coakley & Distinguished Law Enforcement Experts

Hosted by Newton Chief of Police Howard Mintz with welcome remarks from Newton Mayor Setti Warren and Mount Ida College President Barry Brown, the 10th Annual Conference also is pleased to present Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley as its keynote speaker.


After opening ceremonies, there will be a panel discussion, “Supervising Personnel in a Male Dominated Profession” with panel members: Chief Howard Mintz, Newton; Superintendent Deborah Friedl, Lowell; Chief Daniel O’Leary, Brookline; Chief Judy Jackson, Springfield College. Then attendees will break out into two different breakout sessions: in session 1, Boston Stress Unit and Assessment Center Training; and in session 2, Women as Effective Communicators and 10 Steps to Financial Mastery.

Experiential Learning Opportunity for Students

Students from Mount Ida College’s Criminal Justice Program will volunteer to help coordinate the conference, in addition to sitting in on panel discussions and sessions. Criminal Justice Department Chair Donna Ross says having the MAWLE 10th Annual Conference on campus is yet another way for her students pursuing a career in criminal justice to get hands-on learning and be exposed to well-regarded and respected experts in the field.

If you would like to learn more about MAWLE or the 10th Annual Conference, visit their website at To learn more about Mount Ida College’s Criminal Justice Program, visit our undergraduate majors, or contact Donna Ross directly at