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
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
Mary Jo Meisner
Lois Dehls Cornell
Cathleen Douglas Stone
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Upcoming May and June Events!
May 11, 2021
Join MWF for Join the Massachusetts Women’s Forum for some fantastic events in May and June! Connect with old friends and new, learn about and discuss current topics with “members only” speakers, and have some fun. All events will be held virtually via Zoom and are exclusively for MWF members. Details here: https://conta.cc/3eiZNFE
Christine Timmins Barry Honored by Junior Achievement of New England
May 11, 2021
Congratulations to MWF Member, Christine Timmins Barry who was recently honored by Junior Achievement of New England with its Spirit of JA award for Individual of the Year. Ms. Barry started her journey with Junior Achievement in Cincinnati, as a classroom volunteer, and then became a board member and Board Chair in 2006. In 2014, […]
Chief Justice Margaret Marshall Awarded Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law
May 11, 2021
Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall (ret.) has been named the 2021 recipient of the Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law from the Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School. The prize is awarded annually to “an individual or organization who has demonstrated extraordinary dedication to the rule of law and advancing rule of law […]
IWF Fellows Program
April 12, 2021
Each year, International Women’s Forum (IWF) invests in making women stronger, smarter and more influential through its Fellows Program, a year-long, intensive leadership development experience. The recruitment of the next cohort of IWF Fellows is underway and applications are due June 1. MWF members are encouraged to help identify potential candidates for the program. Complete […]
Member Priscilla Douglas Elected Chair of Boston Public Library’s Board of Trustees
April 01, 2021
MWF Member and current Board Vice President, Priscilla H. Douglas, was unanimously elected Chair of the Board of Trustees, Boston Public Library [BPL] on March 23, 2021. Handing the “virtual gavel” the former Chair Bob Gallery remarked that “Priscilla is the right person at the right time” to lead this venerable institution. Together the 15 […]
Member Cady Coleman Launches New Podcast
March 31, 2021
Just Launched! MWF Member Cady Coleman’s new podcast, Mission: Interplanetary — boldly goes where few space podcasts have gone before as they look at the Big Questions –– the challenges, opportunities, and mysteries facing us as we seek to build positive futures on Earth and beyond. Cady Coleman is co-host, along with physicist and author […]
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.