A Powerful Alliance
“Together, we were able to move mountains.”
– Founding member Sheryl Marshall
“We created an environment where women who are at the top have a place to come and share their experiences and have a sisterhood.”
– Founding member
Paving the Way for Tomorrow
“There is no other group like it in Boston. MWF gives women the safe space to strategize their careers and ask, “How do I deal with X?”
– Founding member
Support and Advancement
“Women need a community of support where we're not being asked to be anything other than our fantastic selves.”
– Member Beth Monaghan
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 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.
Donna Latson Gittens, MBA
Andrea C. Silbert
Maria J. Krokidas
Lynn Perry Wooten
Kimberly Sherman Stamler
Frederica M. Williams
Christine Timmins Barry
Dr. Myechia Minter Jordan
Elliot Bostwick Davis, Ph.D.
Honorable Denise Casper
Agnes Bundy Scanlan
Nora Moreno Cargie
Judge Sandra Lynch
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Mary Jane England
Honorable Patti Saris
Dawn Oxenaar Barrett
Rabbi Elaine Zecher
Dr. Nancy Tarbell
Helen Frame Peters
Mary Jo Meisner
Cathleen Douglas Stone
NewsSEE ALL >
Lynn Margherio’s Work on Diaper Need Crisis Highlighted in Boston Globe
October 15, 2021
Cradles to Crayons Founder & MWF Member, Lynn Margherio recently hosted a live panel event on the US Diaper Need Crisis with expert panelists including US Senator to Illinois, Tammy Duckworth. Read a Boston Globe article about the event or watch an event recording.
Judy Habib Named Vice Chair of St. Jude’s Board of Governors
October 04, 2021
MWF President Judy Habib was recently named vice chair of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s national board of governors. In a Boston Business Journal article, Judy reflects on her parents’ encouragement to collect money for St. Jude’s as a child. St. Jude inspired Judy’s name, as well as “a value instilled in us to give […]
New Member Spotlight: Macaire Pace
September 10, 2021
Welcome, New Member: Macaire Pace, West Market CEO, Mercer! Macaire is Mercer’s West Market CEO at Mercer, leading a region that includes the Mountain States and the Pacific States in the U.S. Prior to joining Mercer in early 2018, Macaire was with Willis Towers Watson as the Managing Director and Market Leader for the […]
New Member Spotlight: Cindy Gruber
August 26, 2021
Welcome, New Member: Cindy Gruber, Retired Corporate Communications and Marketing Executive! Cindy is a retired corporate communications and marketing executive, whose career included employment at several Fortune 500 corporations. During her retirement, she has expanded her community and volunteer work to include founding member and former chair of Women’s Leadership Council Lahey Health in […]
New Member Spotlight: Linda Whitlock
August 25, 2021
Welcome, New Member: Linda Whitlock, Founder and Principal, The Whitlock Group! Recently appointed by President Biden to the Presidential Commission on White House Fellowships, Linda Whitlock, a respected leader of people and of institutions, has been a seasoned board leader of more than 20 enterprises, from highly regulated public companies and private equity-backed portfolio […]
Sandy Fenwick Named 2021 New Englander of the Year
August 16, 2021
Sandy was recently named one of the 2021 New Englanders of the Year for her work as Chief Executive Officer of Boston Children’s Hospital from 2013-2021. Under Sandy’s leadership, Boston Children’s Hospital was named the #1 pediatric hospital in the country by US News for eight consecutive years. Sandy will be honored in a virtual […]
JUNE 10, 2020
Over the past few months, Megan Costello and the leadership of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum have continued to make progress on our big idea: closing the raw wage gap by 2030 by asking companies to publicly report their overall wage gaps by gender and race.
Some of the biggest updates include our work with Judy Habib’s team at KHJ Brand Activation. KHJ helped to create a name, vision and a logo for this project. We’ve also recruited over 15 coalition partners including but not limited to: YWBoston, Amplify Latinx, The Boston Club, The Commonwealth Institute, Center for Women and Enterprise, the Boston Women’s Workforce Council and many more. These partners are critical to the success of this project. They are helping to recruit businesses and offering their area of expertise — solutions for how organizations can close their gaps.
Read the full update here.
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The Massachusetts Women’s Forum is generously supported by organizations who are at the forefront in diversity and women’s leadership in all fields, disciplines, and professions. We invite you to join us in thanking all of the sponsors that have stepped forward to support the advancement of women through their commitment to the Massachusetts Women’s Forum.