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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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Beth Chandler: Building a Better Boston through Changing Workplaces, Education, and Advocacy

December 10, 2019

Beth Chandler, one of MWF’s newest members, is President and CEO of YW Boston, has more than 25 years of experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Her breadth of work experience encompasses program development, delivery and evaluation, business development, and operations. Before working at YW Boston, Beth served as vice president at the […]

Reflecting on Women: Wage and Power

November 16, 2019

On September 19th, over 30 members met with Andrea Silbert and Evelyn Murphy at the UMass Club of Boston to learn more about the Power & Wage Gap. We had a dynamic and thought-provoking conversation about where women are with the wage gap today and where we are going.   Stay tuned to learn how […]

Diane Hessan Receives Business & Community Leader of the Year Award

November 16, 2019

Member Diane Hessan (HBS MBA 1977), Chairman of C Space and CEO of Salient Ventures, was recently honored at the Harvard Business School’s 2nd Annual Business & Community Leadership Dinner. Diane received the Business & Community Leader of the Year Award for her dedication and commitment to entrepreneurship and community impact in Greater Boston and beyond.

Myechia Minter-Jordan to Join DentaQuest as Executive Vice President and Chief Impact Officer

November 14, 2019

DentaQuest recently announced member Myechia Minter-Jordan’s appointment as Executive Vice President and Chief Impact Officer.   The announcement states that, “In her new role, Dr. Jordan will establish and drive overall strategic investments and partnerships to fulfill DentaQuest’s mission to improve the oral health of all, with a focus on systems change. She will lead […]

Rosabeth Moss Kanter To Receive Thinkers50 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

November 14, 2019

Thinkers50, the global ranking of management thinkers, today announced that member Rosabeth Moss Kanter is to be the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.   The announcement states, “The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to someone who has had a long-term impact on the way people think about and practice management,” explains Thinkers50 cofounder […]

First International Women’s Bahamas Intensive Program

November 14, 2019

Priscilla H. Douglas moderated the first-ever International Women’s [IWF] Bahamas “Intensive” Program 9/19-20 in Nassau over 100 women from the Caribbean enthusiastically participated. Former IWF President Allyson Maynard Gibson and current Nassau President Sonia Brown realized their vision by hosting an “Intensive” leadership event, formerly called Executive Development Roundtables [EDR].   The Intensive included eight sessions and took […]

Members Named Amongst Leaders of Massachusetts’ Top 100 Companies

November 13, 2019

The Commonwealth Institute and the Globe Magazine partnered to name the most noteworthy 100 companies and nonprofits helmed by women in Massachusetts in 2019. Congratulations to the following members who were honored:   Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Laurie H. Glimcher, President and CEO Boston Children’s Hospital, Sandra L. Fenwick, CEO Globalization Partners, Nicole Sahin, CEO Bentley […]

C.A. Webb: When Principles Guide Work, Innovation Follows

November 01, 2019

C.A. Webb has spent her career building ground-up products, programs, and brands at the intersection of entrepreneurship and social change. In her current role as President at Kendall Square Association, C.A. and her team are making Kendall Square a global corporate destination and the world’s epicenter of innovation. Through her current work at KSA, she […]

MWF Goes to Santa Fe

October 31, 2019

A group of our MWF members spent four days of art, culture, and beauty in America’s oldest Capital. Hosted by IWF New Mexico, 100 IWF members celebrated the Santa Fe‘s 30th Anniversary while raising funds for its philanthropic outreach, Leadership, Empowerment, and Advancement Program for Women (LEAP).   The group stayed at the historic La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe. […]

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Members Only – Third Chapter Lunches

December 17, 2019

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

DINE-A-ROUNDS

April 02, 2020

Members Only, Small Group Dinners hosted in Members’ Homes   Dine-A Rounds are signature events for the Massachusetts Women’s Forum. They take place twice a year in the Spring & Fall. If you have not yet been to one of these dinners, they are a great way to reconnect with friends, make new friends, and enjoy fabulous […]

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Beth Chandler: Building a Better Boston through Changing Workplaces, Education, and Advocacy

December 10, 2019

Beth Chandler, one of MWF’s newest members, is President and CEO of YW Boston, has more than 25 years of experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Her breadth of work experience encompasses program development, delivery and evaluation, business development, and operations. Before working at YW Boston, Beth served as vice president at the […]

Reflecting on Women: Wage and Power

November 16, 2019

On September 19th, over 30 members met with Andrea Silbert and Evelyn Murphy at the UMass Club of Boston to learn more about the Power & Wage Gap. We had a dynamic and thought-provoking conversation about where women are with the wage gap today and where we are going.   Stay tuned to learn how […]

Diane Hessan Receives Business & Community Leader of the Year Award

November 16, 2019

Member Diane Hessan (HBS MBA 1977), Chairman of C Space and CEO of Salient Ventures, was recently honored at the Harvard Business School’s 2nd Annual Business & Community Leadership Dinner. Diane received the Business & Community Leader of the Year Award for her dedication and commitment to entrepreneurship and community impact in Greater Boston and beyond.

Myechia Minter-Jordan to Join DentaQuest as Executive Vice President and Chief Impact Officer

November 14, 2019

DentaQuest recently announced member Myechia Minter-Jordan’s appointment as Executive Vice President and Chief Impact Officer.   The announcement states that, “In her new role, Dr. Jordan will establish and drive overall strategic investments and partnerships to fulfill DentaQuest’s mission to improve the oral health of all, with a focus on systems change. She will lead […]

Rosabeth Moss Kanter To Receive Thinkers50 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

November 14, 2019

Thinkers50, the global ranking of management thinkers, today announced that member Rosabeth Moss Kanter is to be the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.   The announcement states, “The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to someone who has had a long-term impact on the way people think about and practice management,” explains Thinkers50 cofounder […]

First International Women’s Bahamas Intensive Program

November 14, 2019

Priscilla H. Douglas moderated the first-ever International Women’s [IWF] Bahamas “Intensive” Program 9/19-20 in Nassau over 100 women from the Caribbean enthusiastically participated. Former IWF President Allyson Maynard Gibson and current Nassau President Sonia Brown realized their vision by hosting an “Intensive” leadership event, formerly called Executive Development Roundtables [EDR].   The Intensive included eight sessions and took […]

Events

SEE ALL >

Members Only – Third Chapter Lunches

December 17, 2019

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

DINE-A-ROUNDS

April 02, 2020

Members Only, Small Group Dinners hosted in Members’ Homes   Dine-A Rounds are signature events for the Massachusetts Women’s Forum. They take place twice a year in the Spring & Fall. If you have not yet been to one of these dinners, they are a great way to reconnect with friends, make new friends, and enjoy fabulous […]

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