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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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 […]

New Member Spotlight: Emily Oberlee

March 31, 2021

Welcome, New Member: Emily Oberlee, Head of Global Supply Chain, Sanofi Genzyme!   At Sanofi, Emily partners with executive business leaders across the network to influence outcomes and long term supply of critical life-saving specialty care biologic medicines for patients, leading global teams to develop supply/capacity scenarios and risk/contingency strategies.    

New Member Spotlight: Maura Markus

March 29, 2021

Welcome, New Member: Maura Markus, Independent Board Member!   Maura has more than 25 years of experience leading operations, sales, and marketing initiatives in the U.S. and Europe, helping build both Bank of the West and Citibank in senior executive and board roles. Ms. Markus has been named one of American Banker’s Most Powerful Women […]

New Member Spotlight: Margaret Low

March 24, 2021

Welcome, New Member: Margaret Low, CEO and GM, WBUR!   At WBUR, she leads one of public radio’s premier stations, with the biggest newsroom in the system. In addition to its rich local reporting, WBUR produces a slate of national programs, on air and online, that reach millions of people.

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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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