About a month prior to this post, N.E.W.S. (New England Women Of Strength) held one of their all-women gatherings for power and event-strength/strongman-style lifting.
N.E.W.S. has a mission to expand and make accessible strength sports for women. This is about the fun and thrill and excitement, not about "trying to fit into an ideal dress size." They hold training days every few months and welcome women to get in touch with them to explore how awesome and rewarding heavy lifting can be.