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.


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.




Gloria Larson’s New Book Advocates for a Different Kind of College Experience

September 12, 2017

After a decade of lessons learned as president of Bentley University, Gloria Larson is advocating for an educational experience she believes today’s college students need. In her new book, PreparedU: How Innovative Colleges Drive Student Success, President Larson helps us all — as parents, employers, and educators — to rethink how students should attend college to […]

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announces Priscilla Douglas joins the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees

September 01, 2017

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that executive coach, author and speaker Priscilla Douglas has been appointed to the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees. Douglas was sworn in on Tuesday, June 27, at City Hall, and fills the vacancy of Carol Fulp, who departed the Board in February 2017. Priscilla’s professional career includes key […]

C.A. Webb was recently elected to the Boston Foundation Board of Directors

September 01, 2017

Boston – The Boston Foundation today announced it is welcoming entrepreneur C.A. Webb to the foundation’s Board of Directors for a five-year term that began July 1, 2017. Webb is the co-founder of Boston-based venture capital fund _Underscore.VC, and has also served as Executive Director of the New England Venture Capital Association. She left _Underscore.VC in February 2017 to pursue new ventures. […]



IWF World Leadership Conference and Gala in Houston, TX

October 25, 2017

World Leadership Conferences, conducted annually by the International Women’s Forum, draw women from more than 50 countries who are the world’s leading architects, advocates, catalysts, and pioneers of change – the women who are re-drawing the map for how we’ll live, work, produce, and maintain healthy communities in the coming years. As our global economies […]

Join us for a Third Chapter Lunch Conversation

October 31, 2017

Third Chapter Lunch Conversation: It’s Halloween: what has you spooked about this phase of life?  Hosted by Priscilla Douglas Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Noon Top of the Hub – 800 Boylston Street, Boston Space is limited. Lunch is Dutch Treat. Third Chapter Conversations are intimate discussions about our choices as we move through our […]

Autumn Dine-A-Rounds

November 01, 2017

We are pleased to invite you to attend our Autumn Dine-A-Rounds *** Wednesday, November 1, 2017 6:00 – 8:30 PM *** Dine-A-Rounds are small intimate dinners held in members’ homes. These personal dinners are a wonderful way to reconnect with friends, make new friends, and enjoy fabulous conversation. All locations will be in the greater Boston area. Attendees will receive the […]

MWF & IWF Mixer: Think Globally, Act Locally

November 15, 2017

Be our Guest for the MWF & IWF Breakfast Mixer: Think Globally, Act Locally Hosted by Charlene Banard, New IWF Fellow Propel the growth of our organization and the broader role MWF & IWF can play in meeting crucial leadership challenges — issues like equity, inclusion, and opportunity advancement for all women. How do we […]

2017 Winter Reception and Annual Meeting

December 04, 2017

Join us for Cocktails, Dinner, and Celebratory Conversation Hosted by Susan Esper, Partner | Audit & Enterprise Risk Services *** December 4th, 2017 at 6:oo PM DELOITTE 200 Berkeley Street Boston, MA *** 6:00 PM  – Mix & Mingle 7:00 PM – Dinner and Annual meeting followed by more Mixing and Mingling  

“Bring Your Ask” Breakfast Peer Coaching Session (Date tentative)

December 12, 2017

What is a “BRING YOUR ASK” Breakfast? It is an opportunity to discuss your career challenges with an intimate, knowledgeable group of peers and supportive MWF members. Based on its success in other Forum chapters, we’re bringing the “Bring Your Ask” breakfast to Boston. Join us for this mini peer coaching session among members. Here are some sample ASKS to get […]


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