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

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 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.




Rosemarie Day Advocates for Healthcare for Mothers on Mother’s Day

May 21, 2021

Member Rosemarie Day recently penned an article for The Health Care Blog, advocating for healthcare for mothers, especially poor mothers and mothers of color who have been disproportionally impacted by the pandemic. Read more here.

Ellen Langer Talks Mindfulness in Harvard Gazette

May 18, 2021

Ellen Langer has been prominently featured on Harvard University’s website about embracing mindfulness. “Mindfulness is the simple process of noticing new things about the familiar. When we notice actively, we become sensitive to perspective and change.” Read more here.

Frances West Named to 3Play Media Board of Directors

May 18, 2021

MWF Board Member, Frances West, former Chief Accessibility Officer has been named to the board of directors at 3Play Media, the leading video accessibility provider to bring critically relevant experience that will help guide 3Play Media through its next stage of growth. Read the press release here.

Upcoming May and June Events!

May 11, 2021

Join MWF for Join the Massachusetts Women’s Forum for some fantastic events in May and June! Connect with old friends and new, learn about and discuss current topics with “members only” speakers, and have some fun. All events will be held virtually via Zoom and are exclusively for MWF members. Details here: https://conta.cc/3eiZNFE

Christine Timmins Barry Honored by Junior Achievement of New England

May 11, 2021

Congratulations to MWF Member, Christine Timmins Barry who was recently honored by Junior Achievement of New England with its Spirit of JA award for Individual of the Year. Ms. Barry started her journey with Junior Achievement in Cincinnati, as a classroom volunteer, and then became a board member and Board Chair in 2006. In 2014, […]

Chief Justice Margaret Marshall Awarded Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law

May 11, 2021

Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall (ret.) has been named the 2021 recipient of the Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law from the Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School. The prize is awarded annually to “an individual or organization who has demonstrated extraordinary dedication to the rule of law and advancing rule of law […]

Upcoming Events


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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