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.


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.




Watch Rosabeth Moss Kanter’s TedX Talk “The Only Three Career Steps that Matter.”

February 18, 2018

Brilliant TED Talk by Rosabeth Moss Kanter on how professionals, and in particular women and people of color, can advance their careers and influence social change in their careers through the 3 I’s.

Sandra Moose to receive a 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in Governance

February 18, 2018

Dr. Sandra Moose has been selected by the National Association of Corporate Directors in New England (NACD-NE) to receive their 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in Governance on April 30th in Boston.  I feel humbled and honored to be recognized by my peers with this wonderful award.

Jackie Jenkins-Scott Appointed to Posts by Governor Charlie Baker

February 17, 2018

Government Baker has appointed Jackie Jenkins-Scott to the Special Commission to Design a Nelson Mandela Tribute and to the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy.  Jackie holds more than three decades of experience in higher education and public health and was the first African-American President of Wheelock College. Also, Jackie will be presenting a […]



“Bring Your Ask” Breakfast Peer Coaching Session

February 27, 2018

What is a “BRING YOUR ASK” Breakfast? It is an opportunity to discuss your career challenges with an intimate, knowledgeable group of peers and supportive MWF members. Based on its success in other Forum chapters, we’re bringing the “Bring Your Ask” breakfast to Boston. Join us for this mini peer coaching session among members. Here are some sample ASKS to get […]

A Conversation with Diane Hessan and Linda Henry

March 28, 2018

Since December 2016 MWF member Diane  Hessan has been holding conversations with 200 Trump voters and 200 Clinton voters, and she has been chronicling it all in The Boston Globe. She’ll give us the inside scoop on her findings at an intimate fireside chat with MWF member and Globe Managing Director Linda Henry. In this […]

Third Chapter Lunch Conversation: What is your quest?

April 03, 2018

Third Chapter Lunch Conversation hosted by Fay Donohue & Priscilla Douglas   What is your quest? It is said that you gain wisdom as you age.  Is that true for you?  How? What have you learned? Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Noon Top of the Hub – 800 Boylston Street, Boston   Space is limited – […]

Women Opening Doors for Women: Empowered Women Empower Women

April 24, 2018

Save the Date for Women Opening Doors for Women This year’s event will be held on April 24, 2018 at Nutter McClennen & Fish in the Seaport. Do you want to be a sponsor? Email and let us know. Do you want to be a mentor? Email and let us know. Do you want to […]

IWF World Cornerstone Conference in Melbourne, Australia

May 02, 2018

World Cornerstone Conferences are held each year in regions and markets critical to the future which provide access to leaders with insight on topics impacting international progress, business, economics, ecology, enterprise, and the sustainability of human endeavor. Members come together across national and international boundaries to share knowledge and ideas, to enrich each other’s lives, to […]

Spring Dine-A-Rounds

May 08, 2018

We are pleased to invite you to attend our 2018 Spring Dine-A-Rounds where we will partner with our members who serve on the Boston Women’s Workforce Council and focus our discussions on the issue of pay equity and how to harness our collective power to support the issue. *** Tuesday, May 8, 2018 6:00 – 8:30 […]


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