The New 97.7 Woman Of The Week - Week Of February 18, 2019
Name: Lydia Edwards
From: East Boston, MA
About Woman Of The Week: Lydia grew up in Gwinn, Michigan and was raised all over the world by her military mom but chose East Boston to build her home and raise a family. Her mother is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and current union worker with the Veterans' Administration and raised both her and Lydia's twin sister.
Lydia speaks fluent Portuguese and conversational Spanish, and her "game changing" leadership has earned her a position as Boston City Councilor for District 1 which serves East Boston, Charlestown, and the North End.
She graduated from American University Washington College of Law, received a LLM in taxation from Boston University School of Law, and was recently highlighted by the Boston Globe for her work as deputy director within the Mayor's Office of Housing Stability. She was responsible for developing and delivering innovative solutions to fight displacement and brought together all stakeholders: landlords, management companies, housing authorities, and tenants.
Lydia worked as a public interest attorney with Greater Boston Legal Services focusing on labor issues such as fighting for access to unemployment insurance, back wages, fair treatment for domestic workers and combating human trafficking. She also served as the statewide campaign coordinator for the Massachusetts Coalition for Domestic Workers, which advocated for the passage of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.
In 2015, Lydia Edwards was named Bostonian of the Year by the Boston Globe and now she has been named our 97.7 Woman Of The Week!
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Congratulations to Lydia Edwards, our New 97.7 Woman Of The Week!
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