Power of the Purse

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What is Power of the Purse?

Power of the Purse, Women United's signature event, is the quintessential ladies-night featuring fabulous fun, entertainment, cocktails, and our exquisite online designer handbag auction with brands and styles you know and love. Celebrating our 6th year, the event promises to be the ultimate gals night out! VIP ticket holders receive a SWAG bag full of surprises, VIP-only programming, and exclusive raffles. Dress your best, cocktail chic and we suggest black, white, pink! Power of the Purse was voted South Coast Almanac's Best Gala of the South Coast in 2022 and 2023!Best of the Southcoast

Click here to check out last's year's event!


When is Power of the Purse?

Thursday, April 25, 2024 - Tickets go on sale February 13, 2024.

What is Women United?
Women United is a powerful and passionate network of women who influence positive change in our community through focused investment of time, talent, and resources.  

Working together toward a common goal to ignite change and help families in Greater New Bedford, Women United efforts support early childhood success and literacy through programs, initiatives, collaborations and grant funds. Since launching in 2018, Women United has initiated programs to support moms and children in Greater New Bedford. Learn more and join us, visit unitedwayofgnb.org/women-united.

How can I get involved?

We'd love for you to be a part of Power of the Purse! Here are some ways you or your company can get involved:

2024 POP Sponsors

Tote Sponsor


Satchel Sponsor

Wendy & Ken Joblon

Clutch Sponsor



Crossbody Sponsor

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Goodway Group


Mechanics Cooperative Bank

Milbury & Company Logo

Southcoast Health Logo

Decor Sponsor


Entertainment Sponsor

Webster Bank

Dessert Sponsor

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Wallet Sponsor

Chris & Bob Long

Horrocks & Company




Have questions about Women United? Contact Paula Montgomery at pmontgomery@unitedwayofgnb.org or 508-994-9625 ext. 213


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