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.

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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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Ayanna Pressley made national news this week, unseating 10-term incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano in the Massachusetts Democratic Tuesday

September 10, 2018

Massachusetts Women’s Forum and Boston City Council member Ayanna Pressley made national news this week, unseating 10-term incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano in the Massachusetts Democratic primary on Tuesday. Pressley is expected to be elected to Congress in November since there are no Republican candidates in the race. Election Day photo is courtesy of fellow MWF member Jesse […]

MWF President Dana Born to be keynote speaker at IWF WABN 2018 Leadership Roundtable

September 10, 2018

Massachusetts Women’s Forum President Dana Born will be a featured keynote speaker and part of the IWF WABN 2018 Deedee Corradini Leadership Roundtable in Miami on October 25. This signature event is named in memory of Deedee Corradini, Past President of IWF, to honor her legacy of championing women’s leadership and women in sport. It […]

Our own Priscilla Douglas is on the Final Slate of Nominees for IWF Board Of Directors

August 08, 2018

August 6, 2018 Dear IWF Members: The IWF Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the final slate of nominees for service on IWF’s Board of Directors (2018-2020). Three Officers and twelve At-Large Directors were selected. In accordance with the IWF By-Laws, the slate will be presented to the IWF Board of Directors for ratification and […]

Boston Magazine names Thirteen MWF Members Most Influential Bostonians

April 26, 2018

According to Boston Magazine, they know who really runs this town and thirteen of them are MWF Members. Join us in congratulating our members who were named to Boston Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in Boston. VANESSA CALDERÓN-ROSADO, CEO, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción LINDA PIZZUTI HENRY, Managing Director, The Boston Globe DIANE HESSAN, Chairman, C Space […]

Gloria Larson to Receive the Ellen M. Zane Award for Visionary Leadership

March 26, 2018

Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children announced that MWF Member Gloria Cordes Larson, Esq., President of Bentley University, will be honored with this year’s Ellen M. Zane Award for Visionary Leadership for her transformational impact in the Boston region and beyond. Ms. Larson is Bentley’s first female president, a prominent attorney, public policy […]

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 […]

Wendy Foster celebrated BIG while raising $1.8M for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mass Bay

February 17, 2018

Wendy Foster, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mass Bay celebrated BIG with her Board chair and fellow MWF Member Paula Price at “Big Night Under the Big Top.” And it looks like she had a fabulous time!

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Third Chapter Lunch Conversation

February 12, 2019

Fay Donohue and Priscilla Douglas invite you to the Third Chapter Lunch Conversation Tuesday February 12, 2019 12:00 pm Top of the Hub – 800 Boylston Street, Boston Space is limited – RSVP below. Third Chapter Conversations are intimate discussions about our choices as we move through our own high-powered career. These lunches are an opportunity […]

Third Chapter Lunch Conversation

March 19, 2019

Fay Donohue and Priscilla Douglas invite you to the Third Chapter Lunch Conversation Tuesday March 19, 2019 12:00 pm Top of the Hub – 800 Boylston Street, Boston Space is limited – RSVP below. Third Chapter Conversations are intimate discussions about our choices as we move through our own high-powered career. These lunches are an opportunity […]

IWF Cornerstone Conference in Barcelona, Spain: April 10-12, 2019

April 10, 2019

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, […]

Save the Date – Boston Lyric Opera on May 8th, 2019

May 08, 2019

Join us at the opera! Boston Lyric Opera is performing The Handmaid’s Tale on Wednesday, May 8th. We will be planning a dinner before the show. Please mark your calendars to join us. *** Legendary director Anne Bogart brings Margaret Atwood’s story to life Music by Poul Ruders Libretto by Paul Bentley MAY 8 | Lavietes Pavilion […]

Third Chapter Lunch Conversation

May 21, 2019

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

Save the Date for our Summer Reception

June 04, 2019

Save Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 for our Annual Summer Reception to take place at the home of Paula Johnson, President of Wellesley College.

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Ayanna Pressley made national news this week, unseating 10-term incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano in the Massachusetts Democratic Tuesday

September 10, 2018

Massachusetts Women’s Forum and Boston City Council member Ayanna Pressley made national news this week, unseating 10-term incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano in the Massachusetts Democratic primary on Tuesday. Pressley is expected to be elected to Congress in November since there are no Republican candidates in the race. Election Day photo is courtesy of fellow MWF member Jesse […]

MWF President Dana Born to be keynote speaker at IWF WABN 2018 Leadership Roundtable

September 10, 2018

Massachusetts Women’s Forum President Dana Born will be a featured keynote speaker and part of the IWF WABN 2018 Deedee Corradini Leadership Roundtable in Miami on October 25. This signature event is named in memory of Deedee Corradini, Past President of IWF, to honor her legacy of championing women’s leadership and women in sport. It […]

Our own Priscilla Douglas is on the Final Slate of Nominees for IWF Board Of Directors

August 08, 2018

August 6, 2018 Dear IWF Members: The IWF Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the final slate of nominees for service on IWF’s Board of Directors (2018-2020). Three Officers and twelve At-Large Directors were selected. In accordance with the IWF By-Laws, the slate will be presented to the IWF Board of Directors for ratification and […]

Boston Magazine names Thirteen MWF Members Most Influential Bostonians

April 26, 2018

According to Boston Magazine, they know who really runs this town and thirteen of them are MWF Members. Join us in congratulating our members who were named to Boston Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in Boston. VANESSA CALDERÓN-ROSADO, CEO, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción LINDA PIZZUTI HENRY, Managing Director, The Boston Globe DIANE HESSAN, Chairman, C Space […]

Gloria Larson to Receive the Ellen M. Zane Award for Visionary Leadership

March 26, 2018

Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children announced that MWF Member Gloria Cordes Larson, Esq., President of Bentley University, will be honored with this year’s Ellen M. Zane Award for Visionary Leadership for her transformational impact in the Boston region and beyond. Ms. Larson is Bentley’s first female president, a prominent attorney, public policy […]

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.

Events

SEE ALL >

Third Chapter Lunch Conversation

February 12, 2019

Fay Donohue and Priscilla Douglas invite you to the Third Chapter Lunch Conversation Tuesday February 12, 2019 12:00 pm Top of the Hub – 800 Boylston Street, Boston Space is limited – RSVP below. Third Chapter Conversations are intimate discussions about our choices as we move through our own high-powered career. These lunches are an opportunity […]

Third Chapter Lunch Conversation

March 19, 2019

Fay Donohue and Priscilla Douglas invite you to the Third Chapter Lunch Conversation Tuesday March 19, 2019 12:00 pm Top of the Hub – 800 Boylston Street, Boston Space is limited – RSVP below. Third Chapter Conversations are intimate discussions about our choices as we move through our own high-powered career. These lunches are an opportunity […]

IWF Cornerstone Conference in Barcelona, Spain: April 10-12, 2019

April 10, 2019

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, […]

Save the Date – Boston Lyric Opera on May 8th, 2019

May 08, 2019

Join us at the opera! Boston Lyric Opera is performing The Handmaid’s Tale on Wednesday, May 8th. We will be planning a dinner before the show. Please mark your calendars to join us. *** Legendary director Anne Bogart brings Margaret Atwood’s story to life Music by Poul Ruders Libretto by Paul Bentley MAY 8 | Lavietes Pavilion […]

Third Chapter Lunch Conversation

May 21, 2019

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

Save the Date for our Summer Reception

June 04, 2019

Save Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 for our Annual Summer Reception to take place at the home of Paula Johnson, President of Wellesley College.

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