Member News

Ayanna Pressley made national news this week, unseating 10-term incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano in the Massachusetts Democratic Tuesday

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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 Mermell. Jesse and MWF member Maura Healey were among supporters celebrating this historic win with Ayanna Tuesday night.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ayanna-pressley-defeats-dem-rep-michael-capuano-in-upset-primary-victory/

MWF President Dana Born to be keynote speaker at IWF WABN 2018 Leadership Roundtable

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Massachusetts Women’s Forum President Dana Born will be a featured keynote speaker and part of the IWF WABN 2018 Deedee Corradini Leadership Roundtable in Miami on October 25.

This signature event is named in memory of Deedee Corradini, Past President of IWF, to honor her legacy of championing women’s leadership and women in sport. It also serves as the cornerstone of the EY Women Athletes Business Network (WABN) Mentoring Program (click for more information).

The 2018 class of WABN mentees come from 8 countries and are elite athletes who now work in a diverse range of industries and sectors. The IWF choose Dana, given her multi-faceted background and leadership expertise, to be an inspiration to this new class of mentees.

Gloria Larson to Receive the Ellen M. Zane Award for Visionary Leadership

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Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children announced that MWF Member Gloria Cordes Larson, Esq., President of Bentley University, will be honored with this year’s Ellen M. Zane Award for Visionary Leadership for her transformational impact in the Boston region and beyond. Ms. Larson is Bentley’s first female president, a prominent attorney, public policy expert, businesswoman, and mentor. She will be presented the award at the 2018 Working Wonders benefit evening on Wednesday, April 11 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

 

The award is named in honor of Tufts Medical Center CEO Emeritus and fellow MWF member, Ellen M. Zane and is inspired by her impactful presence and tenure while President and CEO from 2004-2011. The award is presented annually at Working Wonders to an individual who exemplifies visionary and transformational leadership. Ms. Larson is the first woman to be honored with the award.

More information can be found here.

Watch Rosabeth Moss Kanter’s TedX Talk “The Only Three Career Steps that Matter.”

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Brilliant TED Talk by Rosabeth Moss Kanter on how professionals, and in particular women and people of color, can advance their careers and influence social change in their careers through the 3 I’s.

Sandra Moose to receive a 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in Governance

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Dr. Sandra Moose has been selected by the National Association of Corporate Directors in New England (NACD-NE) to receive their 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in Governance on April 30th in Boston.  I feel humbled and honored to be recognized by my peers with this wonderful award.

Jackie Jenkins-Scott Appointed to Posts by Governor Charlie Baker

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Government Baker has appointed Jackie Jenkins-Scott to the Special Commission to Design a Nelson Mandela Tribute and to the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy.  Jackie holds more than three decades of experience in higher education and public health and was the first African-American President of Wheelock College.

Also, Jackie will be presenting a lecture “Leading Boldly: Keys to Responsive Leadership in Troubling Times” on Tuesday March 20, 2018 at the University of Massachusetts Club sponsored by the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, University of Massachusetts.

Wendy Foster celebrated BIG while raising $1.8M for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mass Bay

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Wendy Foster, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mass Bay celebrated BIG with her Board chair and fellow MWF Member Paula Price at “Big Night Under the Big Top.” And it looks like she had a fabulous time!

Deborah Jackson Elected Lead Director of Eastern Bank

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Deborah Jackson, President of Cambridge College, is the first woman and second person of color to serve as Eastern Bank’s Lead Director in the bank’s 200-year history. Her commitment to social justice and sustainability causes has enabled the team at Eastern Bank to better meet the needs of customers, colleagues, and communities throughout Greater Boston.

Jackie Shoback Promoted to CEO, Emerging Businesses & Client Experience at Boston Private.

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Jackie joined Boston Private in February 2015 as Executive Vice President and Chief Client Development Officer and has held many senior leadership positions. She was recently promoted to CEO, Emerging Business and Client Experience.

Beth Monaghan is fighting the good fight and people are noticing.

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Beth Monaghan, CEO and Co-Founder of InkHouse Media and Marketing, works tirelessly to address gender inequality in PR. She encourages her employees to think outside the box and strongly believes in the potential for community organizers and startups to innovate how people think and learn about the world. Her efforts are being noticed and she was recently named a Holmes Report Top 25 Innovator. In addition, Beth made the 2018 PR Week Shortlist for Outstanding Agency Professional.