Women Opening Doors for Women

The 13th Annual Women Opening Doors for Women - Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Women Opening Doors for Women is an evening designed to inspire connection between MWF members and emerging young leaders in our community. Through personal interactions between women of substantial influence in the Greater Boston area, our members, and the area’s most promising emerging women leaders, WODFW delivers a dynamic evening of mentoring, access, empowerment and role models. It is through this mentoring relationship we hope to inspire, counsel, and teach each other. MWF members identify over 120 mentees to take advantage of this opportunity.

Our 2019 Mentors

Our 2019 roster of mentors is among the most exceptional and accomplished women in the Commonwealth. Our members have founded, built, and led the most influential organizations worldwide representing the highest levels of achievement across all professional sectors and spheres of influence.

Our 2019 Mentees

Our 2019 mentees are recognized as women who are high potential, strong emerging leaders. Representing over thirty, wide-ranging industries the breadth and depth of talent in this class of mentees is impressive. 

Fireside Chat

Getting There and Staying There: 
Strategies for building a powerful sustainable personal brand with Boston’s Connector and Founder of Get KonnectedColette A.M Phillips, moderated by Dr. Priscilla Douglas.
Introduced by Lauren Pimpare

2019 Mentors

KATHY ABBOTT
President and CEO, Boston Harbor Now

ANNABELLE BEXIGA
C-Suite Executive and Board Director

JANE BOWMAN
VP of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships, Boston Globe

FIONA CALNAN
CEO, Santovia & Board Member, UKSH

HEATHER CAMPION
Managing Director, Koya Leadership Partners

KATIE CONBOY
Provost and Senior Vice President, Simmons University

DONNA CUPELO
Vice President – Public Policy, Verizon Corporation

GERI DENTERLEIN
Author and Entrepreneur & Founder, Denterlein

FAY DONOHUE
Health Care Leader

SUSAN DUFFY
Executive Director, Babson College Center

VALERIE FLEISHMAN
Executive Director, Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI)

MELANIE FOLEY
Executive Vice President, Liberty Mutual Insurance

WENDY FOSTER
President and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay

CAROL FULP
President, The Partnership, Inc.

JULIE HALL
Senior Global Communications Strategist

PAM HAMLIN
Dynamic Creative Business Leader, Former Global CEO, Arnold Worldwide

DIANE HESSAN
Entrepreneur, Researcher, and Author

MARY JEKA
Chief Legal Officer, Tufts University

JACKIE JENKINS-SCOTT
President and Founder of JJS Advising

MARY ANN JORDAN
Senior Vice President and Director Financial Institutions, Eastern Bank

RACHEL KAPRIELIAN
Government Relations, McDonald’s Corporation

ALISON LAWTON
President and Chief Executive Officer, Kaleido Biosciences

TARA LEVINE
GM, North America & VP, Converse

RENEE LOTH
Columnist & Editor

DEBORAH MANUS
Managing Partner, Nutter, McClennen & Fish

LYNN MARGHERIO
Founder/CEO, Cradles to Crayons

LISA MATTHEWS
Family Wealth Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

PAMELA MURRAY
Financial Services Executive

CARMEN ORTIZ
Counsel, Anderson & Kreiger
Former U.S. Attorney

ADRIENNE M. PENTA, J.D.
Executive Director of the BBH Center for Women & Wealth
Managing Director, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

CAMILLE PRESTON, Ph.D., PCC
Founder & CEO, AIM Leadership LLC

PROFESSOR WENDY PURCELL, PHD, FRSA
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

EILEEN SKINNER, MHA FACHE
Administrator, Shriners Hospitals for Children

MICHO SPRING
Chair, Global Corporate Practice and Weber Shandwick New England

ROBERTA SYDNEY
Independent Director, Executive, and Business Builder

ALISON TAUNTON-RIGBY, Ph.D., O.B.E.
Director & Trustee of Healthcare, Life Sciences & Financial Services

KIMBERLY VAUGHAN
Founder, Principal of Summit

MICHELE WHITHAM, ESQ.
Attorney, Michele Whitham Law LLC

Join us in thanking our tremendous 2019 Sponsors.

GOLD

  • Adrienne Penta, Brown Brothers Harriman
  • Tara Levine, Converse
  • Deborah Jackson & Diane Hessan, Eastern Bank
  • Donna Cupelo & Julie Slattery, Verizon

SILVER

  • Nicole Sahin, Globalization Partners
  • Judy Habib, khj | Brand Activation
  • Linda Henry
  • Deborah Manus, Nutter, McClennan & Fish
  • Katie Conboy & Helen Drinan, Simmons University
CORPORATE LEADERS
  • Dana Born, Harvard Kennedy, Center for Public Leadership
  • Toni Hays, Regis College
  • Micho Spring, Weber Shandwick
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
  • Diane Hessan
  • Heidi Wyle, Venti Technologies