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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Leadership Learnings with Dana H. Born, Ph.D.

July 02, 2019

We are continually inspired by our members, their accomplishments, and the lessons they have learned. Let us know if you wish to be highlighted. Check back monthly for new conversations.   A Conversation with Dana H. Born, Ph.D., Brigadier General, USAF Retired Co-Director, Center for Public Leadership, Chair, Senior Executive Fellows (SEF) Program, Lecturer in Public Policy […]

Leadership Learnings with Jackie Jenkins-Scott

July 02, 2019

We are continually inspired by our members, their accomplishments, and the lessons they have learned. Let us know if you wish to be highlighted. Check back monthly for new conversations. A Conversation with Jackie Jenkins-Scott, Founder & President, JJS Advising     MWF President, Jackie Jenkins-Scott is a nationally renowned leader with decades of experience […]

MWF Members celebrate State Auditor, Suzanne Bump

June 12, 2019

Members celebrate with State Auditor Suzanne Bump’s at her annual summer reception.

Sandra Fenwick is the “We Can” Woman of the Year

June 12, 2019

Member, Sandra Fenwick the President & CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital received the “Woman of the Year” award by WE CAN — Women Empowerment through Cape Area Networking. WE CAN empowers Cape Cod women of all ages who are experiencing challenging life situations by providing services that bring increased opportunity, self-sufficiency, stability, and lasting positive […]

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

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New Member Reception

July 23, 2019

Celebrate our New Members New Friends & Old Friends & Fabulous Food & Inspired Conversation *** Be Our Guest at the New Member Reception Home of MWF Member Diane Hessan Tuesday, July 23, 2019 6:00-8:00 PM *** Register by July 18th  *** Diane lives in Boston. Her exact address will be provided closer to the date.

Third Chapter Lunches

October 15, 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 […]

Registration for the 2019 IWF World Leadership Conference in Toronto, November 13-15, is now open

November 13, 2019

Dear Members: It is my great pleasure to announce that registration for the 2019 World Leadership Conference in Toronto, November 13-15, is now open. I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to join Women Athletes Business Network (WABN) alumnae and IWF members from across the globe to examine the past, experience the present […]

News

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Leadership Learnings with Dana H. Born, Ph.D.

July 02, 2019

We are continually inspired by our members, their accomplishments, and the lessons they have learned. Let us know if you wish to be highlighted. Check back monthly for new conversations.   A Conversation with Dana H. Born, Ph.D., Brigadier General, USAF Retired Co-Director, Center for Public Leadership, Chair, Senior Executive Fellows (SEF) Program, Lecturer in Public Policy […]

Leadership Learnings with Jackie Jenkins-Scott

July 02, 2019

We are continually inspired by our members, their accomplishments, and the lessons they have learned. Let us know if you wish to be highlighted. Check back monthly for new conversations. A Conversation with Jackie Jenkins-Scott, Founder & President, JJS Advising     MWF President, Jackie Jenkins-Scott is a nationally renowned leader with decades of experience […]

MWF Members celebrate State Auditor, Suzanne Bump

June 12, 2019

Members celebrate with State Auditor Suzanne Bump’s at her annual summer reception.

Sandra Fenwick is the “We Can” Woman of the Year

June 12, 2019

Member, Sandra Fenwick the President & CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital received the “Woman of the Year” award by WE CAN — Women Empowerment through Cape Area Networking. WE CAN empowers Cape Cod women of all ages who are experiencing challenging life situations by providing services that bring increased opportunity, self-sufficiency, stability, and lasting positive […]

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

Events

SEE ALL >

New Member Reception

July 23, 2019

Celebrate our New Members New Friends & Old Friends & Fabulous Food & Inspired Conversation *** Be Our Guest at the New Member Reception Home of MWF Member Diane Hessan Tuesday, July 23, 2019 6:00-8:00 PM *** Register by July 18th  *** Diane lives in Boston. Her exact address will be provided closer to the date.

Third Chapter Lunches

October 15, 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 […]

Registration for the 2019 IWF World Leadership Conference in Toronto, November 13-15, is now open

November 13, 2019

Dear Members: It is my great pleasure to announce that registration for the 2019 World Leadership Conference in Toronto, November 13-15, is now open. I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to join Women Athletes Business Network (WABN) alumnae and IWF members from across the globe to examine the past, experience the present […]

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