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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 leaders in the Commonwealth and beyond.

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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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New Member Spotlight: Jane Edmonds

January 21, 2020

  Jane is well known in the Boston community and has been a leader in diversity and workforce development for more than 20 years. At Babson, she is responsible for performing a variety of high level functions supporting the overall operations and efficiency of the Boards of Governance and serves as liaison between President Kerry […]

New Member Spotlight: Sandy Edgerley

January 17, 2020

  After watching the city’s iconic Back Bay neighborhood evolve and grow, Sandy noticed that one thing remained elusive: high-end rental properties that were luxurious, elegant, and most importantly, felt like home. As the President of Hexagon Properties, with an abiding reverence for quality, craftsmanship, and beautiful design, she has built a portfolio of short- and […]

New Member Spotlight: Siobhan Dullea

January 16, 2020

  As CEO of MassChallenge, Siobhan sets and manages strategy for the largest zero-equity startup accelerator in the world. MassChallenge has supported the growth of startup ecosystems across five continents, and it has partnered with hundreds of organizations to grow their innovation agendas.

New Member Spotlight: Dr. Alison Davis-Blake

January 15, 2020

  Alison Davis-Blake is the eighth President of Bentley University. She has devoted her career to scholarship and teaching and describes herself as in the business of changing lives in positive and powerful ways by expanding students’ visions of what is possible. Alison joined Bentley in 2018. She is the former business school dean at the […]

New Leadership for 2020

January 14, 2020

Thank you to our leadership for another fabulous year! Please join us in a heartfelt thank you to our outgoing Board members who have given so much of themselves to MWF: Maria Krokidas, Jesse Mermell, Gale Murray, Dusty Rhodes, Micho Spring, and Heidi Wyle. This year, we welcome new members to our board: Renee Connolly, […]

New Member Spotlight: Beth Chandler

January 14, 2020

  Beth’s leadership and vision as CEO and President of YW Boston recently led the organization to refine their strategic direction. She has developed programs that educate and empower individuals, organizations and corporations to take action towards a more equitable society, from exploring personal bias to changing policies and practices. Read more about her work […]

New Member Spotlight: Jane Borkowski

January 13, 2020

In 2019, MWF accepted 31 new members! Each day, we will be highlighting one. Please join us in welcoming, Jane Borkowski.   In her role at Ocean Spray, Jane oversees all human resources related programs, which includes employee performance, benefits and compensation, diversity and talent recruitment, as well as the Cooperative Affairs division. She’s been instrumental […]

Beth Chandler: Building a Better Boston through Changing Workplaces, Education, and Advocacy

December 10, 2019

Beth Chandler, one of MWF’s newest members, is President and CEO of YW Boston, has more than 25 years of experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Her breadth of work experience encompasses program development, delivery and evaluation, business development, and operations. Before working at YW Boston, Beth served as vice president at the […]

Reflecting on Women: Wage and Power

November 16, 2019

On September 19th, over 30 members met with Andrea Silbert and Evelyn Murphy at the UMass Club of Boston to learn more about the Power & Wage Gap. We had a dynamic and thought-provoking conversation about where women are with the wage gap today and where we are going.   Stay tuned to learn how […]

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Third Chapter Lunch Conversation

March 17, 2020

Fay Donohue and Priscilla Douglas invite you to the Third Chapter Lunch Conversation Members Only 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 […]

DINE-A-ROUNDS

April 02, 2020

Members Only, Small Group Dinners hosted in Members’ Homes   Dine-A Rounds are signature events for the Massachusetts Women’s Forum. They take place twice a year in the Spring & Fall. If you have not yet been to one of these dinners, they are a great way to reconnect with friends, make new friends, and enjoy fabulous […]

Third Chapter Conversation

May 19, 2020

Fay Donohue and Priscilla Douglas invite you to the Third Chapter Lunch Conversation Members Only 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 […]

News

SEE ALL >

New Member Spotlight: Jane Edmonds

January 21, 2020

  Jane is well known in the Boston community and has been a leader in diversity and workforce development for more than 20 years. At Babson, she is responsible for performing a variety of high level functions supporting the overall operations and efficiency of the Boards of Governance and serves as liaison between President Kerry […]

New Member Spotlight: Sandy Edgerley

January 17, 2020

  After watching the city’s iconic Back Bay neighborhood evolve and grow, Sandy noticed that one thing remained elusive: high-end rental properties that were luxurious, elegant, and most importantly, felt like home. As the President of Hexagon Properties, with an abiding reverence for quality, craftsmanship, and beautiful design, she has built a portfolio of short- and […]

New Member Spotlight: Siobhan Dullea

January 16, 2020

  As CEO of MassChallenge, Siobhan sets and manages strategy for the largest zero-equity startup accelerator in the world. MassChallenge has supported the growth of startup ecosystems across five continents, and it has partnered with hundreds of organizations to grow their innovation agendas.

New Member Spotlight: Dr. Alison Davis-Blake

January 15, 2020

  Alison Davis-Blake is the eighth President of Bentley University. She has devoted her career to scholarship and teaching and describes herself as in the business of changing lives in positive and powerful ways by expanding students’ visions of what is possible. Alison joined Bentley in 2018. She is the former business school dean at the […]

New Leadership for 2020

January 14, 2020

Thank you to our leadership for another fabulous year! Please join us in a heartfelt thank you to our outgoing Board members who have given so much of themselves to MWF: Maria Krokidas, Jesse Mermell, Gale Murray, Dusty Rhodes, Micho Spring, and Heidi Wyle. This year, we welcome new members to our board: Renee Connolly, […]

New Member Spotlight: Beth Chandler

January 14, 2020

  Beth’s leadership and vision as CEO and President of YW Boston recently led the organization to refine their strategic direction. She has developed programs that educate and empower individuals, organizations and corporations to take action towards a more equitable society, from exploring personal bias to changing policies and practices. Read more about her work […]

Events

SEE ALL >

Third Chapter Lunch Conversation

March 17, 2020

Fay Donohue and Priscilla Douglas invite you to the Third Chapter Lunch Conversation Members Only 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 […]

DINE-A-ROUNDS

April 02, 2020

Members Only, Small Group Dinners hosted in Members’ Homes   Dine-A Rounds are signature events for the Massachusetts Women’s Forum. They take place twice a year in the Spring & Fall. If you have not yet been to one of these dinners, they are a great way to reconnect with friends, make new friends, and enjoy fabulous […]

Third Chapter Conversation

May 19, 2020

Fay Donohue and Priscilla Douglas invite you to the Third Chapter Lunch Conversation Members Only 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 […]

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