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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 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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MWF Members celebrate State Auditor, Suzanne Bump

June 12, 2019

Members celebrate with State Auditor Suzanne Bump’s at her annual summer reception.

Sandra Fenwick is the “We Can” Woman of the Year

June 12, 2019

Member, Sandra Fenwick the President & CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital received the “Woman of the Year” award by WE CAN — Women Empowerment through Cape Area Networking. WE CAN empowers Cape Cod women of all ages who are experiencing challenging life situations by providing services that bring increased opportunity, self-sufficiency, stability, and lasting positive […]

Katie Bouton with DotCom Magazine

April 04, 2019

Read new member Katie Bouton’s interview with DotCom Magazine where she discusses her own leadership and innovation, and where it’s taken her. https://dotcommagazine.com/2019/03/katie-bouton-ceo-of-koya-leadership-partners-a-dotcom-magazine-exclusive-interview/

Carol Fulp Takes On A New Chapter

April 04, 2019

Congratulations to Carol Fulp, for all of the work she has done as CEO of the leading organization dedicated to supporting professionals of color, and the amazing work she will continue to do. https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2019/03/21/ceo-stepping-down-the-partnership-boston-group-that-helps-professionals-color/ECu5H8L9JUWx8La2EmSEWJ/story.html

Sandra L. Fenwick and Deborah C. Jackson Honored as Leading Women in Business

April 04, 2019

On May 15th the Women’s Network of the Boston Chamber of Commerce will be honoring our distinguished members, Deborah C. Jackson, and Sandra L. Fenwick, in a night celebrating Boston’s leading women in business. https://www.bostonchamber.com/events-programs/events-calendar/2019-annual-meeting?utm_source=GBCC+Master+List&utm_campaign=183e1b6bc4-am-19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e7dd6fd55c-183e1b6bc4-90821717

Wendy Foster on Mentoring

April 04, 2019

As we prepare for Women Opening Doors for Women on May 7th, MWF member, Wendy Foster shares her insight on mentoring. https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2019/02/21/wendy-foster-on-mentoring-its-a-two-way.html

Adrienne Penta is being awarded the 2019 BEPC Excellence Award.

March 04, 2019

Congratulations to Member, Adrienne Penta on being awarded the  2019 Boston Estate Planning Council Excellence Award. https://lnkd.in/eVX9-aq

Diane Hessan is the HBS Boston Association 2019 Business & Community Leader of the Year

March 04, 2019

The Harvard Business School Association of Boston, will present member, Diane Hessan, Chairman of C Space and CEO of Salient Ventures with the 2019 Business & Community Leader of the Year.

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 […]

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Third Chapter Lunches

October 15, 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 […]

Registration for the 2019 IWF World Leadership Conference in Toronto, November 13-15, is now open

November 13, 2019

Dear Members: It is my great pleasure to announce that registration for the 2019 World Leadership Conference in Toronto, November 13-15, is now open. I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to join Women Athletes Business Network (WABN) alumnae and IWF members from across the globe to examine the past, experience the present […]

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MWF Members celebrate State Auditor, Suzanne Bump

June 12, 2019

Members celebrate with State Auditor Suzanne Bump’s at her annual summer reception.

Sandra Fenwick is the “We Can” Woman of the Year

June 12, 2019

Member, Sandra Fenwick the President & CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital received the “Woman of the Year” award by WE CAN — Women Empowerment through Cape Area Networking. WE CAN empowers Cape Cod women of all ages who are experiencing challenging life situations by providing services that bring increased opportunity, self-sufficiency, stability, and lasting positive […]

Katie Bouton with DotCom Magazine

April 04, 2019

Read new member Katie Bouton’s interview with DotCom Magazine where she discusses her own leadership and innovation, and where it’s taken her. https://dotcommagazine.com/2019/03/katie-bouton-ceo-of-koya-leadership-partners-a-dotcom-magazine-exclusive-interview/

Carol Fulp Takes On A New Chapter

April 04, 2019

Congratulations to Carol Fulp, for all of the work she has done as CEO of the leading organization dedicated to supporting professionals of color, and the amazing work she will continue to do. https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2019/03/21/ceo-stepping-down-the-partnership-boston-group-that-helps-professionals-color/ECu5H8L9JUWx8La2EmSEWJ/story.html

Sandra L. Fenwick and Deborah C. Jackson Honored as Leading Women in Business

April 04, 2019

On May 15th the Women’s Network of the Boston Chamber of Commerce will be honoring our distinguished members, Deborah C. Jackson, and Sandra L. Fenwick, in a night celebrating Boston’s leading women in business. https://www.bostonchamber.com/events-programs/events-calendar/2019-annual-meeting?utm_source=GBCC+Master+List&utm_campaign=183e1b6bc4-am-19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e7dd6fd55c-183e1b6bc4-90821717

Wendy Foster on Mentoring

April 04, 2019

As we prepare for Women Opening Doors for Women on May 7th, MWF member, Wendy Foster shares her insight on mentoring. https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2019/02/21/wendy-foster-on-mentoring-its-a-two-way.html

Events

SEE ALL >

Third Chapter Lunches

October 15, 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 […]

Registration for the 2019 IWF World Leadership Conference in Toronto, November 13-15, is now open

November 13, 2019

Dear Members: It is my great pleasure to announce that registration for the 2019 World Leadership Conference in Toronto, November 13-15, is now open. I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to join Women Athletes Business Network (WABN) alumnae and IWF members from across the globe to examine the past, experience the present […]

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