A Powerful Alliance

“Together, we were able to move mountains.”

– Founding member Sheryl Marshall

Deep Connection

“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

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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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Priscilla Douglas Joins American Repertory Theater’s Board of Trustees

July 31, 2021

Priscilla Douglas was just announced as a new member of the Board of Trustees at Harvard University’s American Repertory Theater. The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University is a leading force in the American theater, producing groundbreaking work that is driven by risk-taking and passionate inquiry. Priscilla was among six new Trustees and five […]

Rosemarie Day’s Day Health Strategies Celebrates 11 Years

July 22, 2021

This year, Day Health Strategies celebrated 11 years in business. Founder and CEO, Rosemarie Day said, “The pandemic has made our firm stronger. We have re-dedicated ourselves to our core values, including health equity and organizational transformation. One of our most significant projects has been working with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers to […]

Song Composed in Honor of Paula Johnson

July 21, 2021

South Shore Conservatory recently announced Nkeiru Okoye as the composer-in-residence for its new SSC Transform initiative, which uses music education as a vehicle to promote social awareness and social justice. Okoye wrote the piece “Grayce and Sickle” as a tribute to Dr. Paula Johnson, MWF member and president of Wellesley College. “An academic and cardiologist, […]

Heidi Wyle’s Venti Technologies Announces $8 Million in Funding

July 21, 2021

Venti Technologies, founded by MWF Member Heidi Wyle, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, recently announced $8 Million in funding to continue scaling the companies, autonomous mobility for logistics, supply chain and transportation markets. Read more on the company’s website: https://www.ventitechnologies.com/#/news/news20210720

Peggy Jablonski’s Camino Way Walks Highlighted in Cape Cod Times

July 21, 2021

Member Peggy Jablonski was highlighted in the Cape Cod Times for her five walking tours that focus on local history and connecting the past to current issues. The walks cover topics everywhere from sea captains and the economy of slavery in Cape Cod to the Wampanoag experience of the Mayflower landing. Click here to read […]

New Member Spotlight: Lesli Suggs

July 07, 2021

Welcome, New Member: Lesli Suggs, President and CEO, The Home for Little Wanderers!   Lesli has devoted her career to child welfare and has been a tireless advocate for vulnerable children and families. Her work is driven by her belief that all children have the potential to live a productive and fulfilling life if given […]

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Wage Equity Now

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.

 

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