Who We Are

About the Massachusetts Women’s Forum

The Massachusetts Women’s Forum is a community of top women leaders from all sectors of society, from business, government, and not for profit organizations, to hospitals, the arts, community organizations, and higher education.  We come together to advance women’s leadership.  Through deep friendships and co-mentoring our members work to foster the ambitions and voices of emerging female and male leaders in the Commonwealth and beyond.

MEET OUR MEMBERS

Founders, CEOs, presidents, directors, and thought leaders, our members are influencers in every field. As trailblazers at the forefront of progress, we are dedicated to shaping our communities – and the future.

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Katie Bouton with DotCom Magazine

April 04, 2019

Read new member Katie Bouton’s interview with DotCom Magazine where she discusses her own leadership and innovation, and where it’s taken her. https://dotcommagazine.com/2019/03/katie-bouton-ceo-of-koya-leadership-partners-a-dotcom-magazine-exclusive-interview/

Carol Fulp Takes On A New Chapter

April 04, 2019

Congratulations to Carol Fulp, for all of the work she has done as CEO of the leading organization dedicated to supporting professionals of color, and the amazing work she will continue to do. https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2019/03/21/ceo-stepping-down-the-partnership-boston-group-that-helps-professionals-color/ECu5H8L9JUWx8La2EmSEWJ/story.html

Sandra L. Fenwick and Deborah C. Jackson Honored as Leading Women in Business

April 04, 2019

On May 15th the Women’s Network of the Boston Chamber of Commerce will be honoring our distinguished members, Deborah C. Jackson, and Sandra L. Fenwick, in a night celebrating Boston’s leading women in business. https://www.bostonchamber.com/events-programs/events-calendar/2019-annual-meeting?utm_source=GBCC+Master+List&utm_campaign=183e1b6bc4-am-19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e7dd6fd55c-183e1b6bc4-90821717

Wendy Foster on Mentoring

April 04, 2019

As we prepare for Women Opening Doors for Women on May 7th, MWF member, Wendy Foster shares her insight on mentoring. https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2019/02/21/wendy-foster-on-mentoring-its-a-two-way.html

Adrienne Penta is being awarded the 2019 BEPC Excellence Award.

March 04, 2019

Congratulations to Member, Adrienne Penta on being awarded the  2019 Boston Estate Planning Council Excellence Award. https://lnkd.in/eVX9-aq

Diane Hessan is the HBS Boston Association 2019 Business & Community Leader of the Year

March 04, 2019

The Harvard Business School Association of Boston, will present member, Diane Hessan, Chairman of C Space and CEO of Salient Ventures with the 2019 Business & Community Leader of the Year.

Ayanna Pressley made national news this week, unseating 10-term incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano in the Massachusetts Democratic Tuesday

September 10, 2018

Massachusetts Women’s Forum and Boston City Council member Ayanna Pressley made national news this week, unseating 10-term incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano in the Massachusetts Democratic primary on Tuesday. Pressley is expected to be elected to Congress in November since there are no Republican candidates in the race. Election Day photo is courtesy of fellow MWF member Jesse […]

MWF President Dana Born to be keynote speaker at IWF WABN 2018 Leadership Roundtable

September 10, 2018

Massachusetts Women’s Forum President Dana Born will be a featured keynote speaker and part of the IWF WABN 2018 Deedee Corradini Leadership Roundtable in Miami on October 25. This signature event is named in memory of Deedee Corradini, Past President of IWF, to honor her legacy of championing women’s leadership and women in sport. It […]

Our own Priscilla Douglas is on the Final Slate of Nominees for IWF Board Of Directors

August 08, 2018

August 6, 2018 Dear IWF Members: The IWF Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the final slate of nominees for service on IWF’s Board of Directors (2018-2020). Three Officers and twelve At-Large Directors were selected. In accordance with the IWF By-Laws, the slate will be presented to the IWF Board of Directors for ratification and […]

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Save the Date: Women Opening Doors for Women is Tuesday, May 7th

May 07, 2019

Women Opening Doors for Women is the Forum’s annual mentoring event that connects Mentees (emerging leaders) with Mentors (MWF members). This year’s event will be held at Nutter McClennen & Fish in the Seaport. We are looking for  35-40 members to join the event to act as mentors. More Details to Come!

The Handmaid’s Tale at the Boston Lyric Opera

May 08, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 6:00 pm Reception at the Dillon Fieldhouse 7:30 pm Performance at the Lavietes Pavilion at Harvard Athletics Complex $172 includes the Reception, Opera, and the Talkback following the performance *** Please join us prior to the show for light bites and wine at The Orfeo Lounge: an opportunity to meet other opera-enthusiasts […]

Third Chapter Lunch Conversation

May 21, 2019

Fay Donohue and Priscilla Douglas invite you to the Third Chapter Lunch Conversation Third Chapter Conversations are intimate discussions about our choices as we move through our own high-powered career. These lunches are an opportunity to explore dreams, possibilities, and challenges for the Third Chapter of our lives. In this small group setting, we share and […]

Save the Date for our Summer Reception

June 04, 2019

Save Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 for our Annual Summer Reception to take place at the home of Paula Johnson, President of Wellesley College.

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Katie Bouton with DotCom Magazine

April 04, 2019

Read new member Katie Bouton’s interview with DotCom Magazine where she discusses her own leadership and innovation, and where it’s taken her. https://dotcommagazine.com/2019/03/katie-bouton-ceo-of-koya-leadership-partners-a-dotcom-magazine-exclusive-interview/

Carol Fulp Takes On A New Chapter

April 04, 2019

Congratulations to Carol Fulp, for all of the work she has done as CEO of the leading organization dedicated to supporting professionals of color, and the amazing work she will continue to do. https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2019/03/21/ceo-stepping-down-the-partnership-boston-group-that-helps-professionals-color/ECu5H8L9JUWx8La2EmSEWJ/story.html

Sandra L. Fenwick and Deborah C. Jackson Honored as Leading Women in Business

April 04, 2019

On May 15th the Women’s Network of the Boston Chamber of Commerce will be honoring our distinguished members, Deborah C. Jackson, and Sandra L. Fenwick, in a night celebrating Boston’s leading women in business. https://www.bostonchamber.com/events-programs/events-calendar/2019-annual-meeting?utm_source=GBCC+Master+List&utm_campaign=183e1b6bc4-am-19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e7dd6fd55c-183e1b6bc4-90821717

Wendy Foster on Mentoring

April 04, 2019

As we prepare for Women Opening Doors for Women on May 7th, MWF member, Wendy Foster shares her insight on mentoring. https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2019/02/21/wendy-foster-on-mentoring-its-a-two-way.html

Adrienne Penta is being awarded the 2019 BEPC Excellence Award.

March 04, 2019

Congratulations to Member, Adrienne Penta on being awarded the  2019 Boston Estate Planning Council Excellence Award. https://lnkd.in/eVX9-aq

Diane Hessan is the HBS Boston Association 2019 Business & Community Leader of the Year

March 04, 2019

The Harvard Business School Association of Boston, will present member, Diane Hessan, Chairman of C Space and CEO of Salient Ventures with the 2019 Business & Community Leader of the Year.

Events

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Save the Date: Women Opening Doors for Women is Tuesday, May 7th

May 07, 2019

Women Opening Doors for Women is the Forum’s annual mentoring event that connects Mentees (emerging leaders) with Mentors (MWF members). This year’s event will be held at Nutter McClennen & Fish in the Seaport. We are looking for  35-40 members to join the event to act as mentors. More Details to Come!

The Handmaid’s Tale at the Boston Lyric Opera

May 08, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 6:00 pm Reception at the Dillon Fieldhouse 7:30 pm Performance at the Lavietes Pavilion at Harvard Athletics Complex $172 includes the Reception, Opera, and the Talkback following the performance *** Please join us prior to the show for light bites and wine at The Orfeo Lounge: an opportunity to meet other opera-enthusiasts […]

Third Chapter Lunch Conversation

May 21, 2019

Fay Donohue and Priscilla Douglas invite you to the Third Chapter Lunch Conversation Third Chapter Conversations are intimate discussions about our choices as we move through our own high-powered career. These lunches are an opportunity to explore dreams, possibilities, and challenges for the Third Chapter of our lives. In this small group setting, we share and […]

Save the Date for our Summer Reception

June 04, 2019

Save Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 for our Annual Summer Reception to take place at the home of Paula Johnson, President of Wellesley College.

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