Leading Women HONOREES
Leading Women 2006-2012
Beth I.Z. Boland - Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP
Joanna Lau - Founder and CEO, Lau Technologies
Juliette C. Mayers - Executive Director, Multicultural Marketing, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA; Speaker, Author
Marie A. Turley - Executive Director, City of Boston Women’s Commission
Susan Windham-Bannister, Ph.D. - President and CEO, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
Leading Man in a Supporting Role
Bill Fine - President and General Manager, WCVB-TV & WCVB.com
Joanne Chang - Restaurateur, Flour Bakery and Myers + Chang
Jennifer Tour Chayes - Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director Microsoft Research New England
Callie Crossley - Host, “The Callie Crossley Show,” WGBH-FM, 89.7
Stacey Lucchino - Chairman of the Advisory Board Program in Education, Afterschool & Resiliency McLean Hospital, Harvard
Helen Sayles - Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration Liberty Mutual Group
Maria Tedesco - Group Executive Vice President, Business Banking Citizens Financial Group
Gloria Cordes Larson Esq. - President, Bentley University
Paula Smith - Partner, U.S. Assurance Alternatives Practice Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Lauren Stiller Rikleen - Executive Director, The Bowditch Institute for Women's Success and Partner, Real Estate and Environmental Law Practice Group, Bowditch & Dewey LLP
Sabine I. St. Lot - Vice President of Business Diversity, State Street Corporation
Ellen Zane - President and Chief Executive Officer, Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children
Leading Man in a Supporting Role:
Stephen Ross - President, Boston Division, Clear Channel Outdoor
Jackie Glenn - Chief Diversity Officer, EMC Corporation
Paula Adina Johnson, M.D, M.P.H. - Chief, Division of Women’s Health and Executive Director, Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Julie Kahn - Vice President/New England Market Manager, Entercom New England
Barbara Lee - Principal, The Barbara Lee Family Foundation
Sue Morelli - President & CEO, Au Bon Pain
Leading Man in a Supporting Role
J. Keith Motley, Ph.D. - Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Boston
Michelle Courton Brown - Senior Vice President, Philanthropic Practice Advisor, Bank of America
Susan M. Esper - Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Kerry Murphy Healey, PhD - Former Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
Ambassador Swanee Hunt - Founding Director of the Women & Public Policy Program, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government
Laura J. Sen - President and CEO, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.
Liz Walker - Host & Executive Producer, Sunday with Liz Walker
Leading Man in a Supporting Role
Michael Olivieri - Boston Business Journal
Doreen Bilezikian - Bilezikian Family Foundation
Karen M. Hall - News Anchor, WB56
Pam Hamlin - President, Managing Partner, Arnold Worldwide
Debra Miller - Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Affairs of New England, Citizens Bank
Elizabeth O'Neill - First Justice, Probate & Family Court Bristol County
Dr. Zorica Pantic’ - President, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Pamela Salkovitz - President, Stride Rite Children’s Group
Linda Shyavitz - President and CEO, Sturdy Memorial Hospital
Addie Swartz - Founder and CEO, B*tween Productions, Inc.
Dr. Asha Wallace - Family Practitioner
Elizabeth Williams - President and CEO, Roxbury Technology Systems
Monica Cost – Broker at Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
Phyllis Hughes - President, MPG Newspapers
Catherine Key - Neutral Ground Visitation Center
Loretta LaRoche - Loretta LaRoche Productions
Janet Lundquist - Rockland Trust Company
Stacy Madison – Co-Founder of Stacy’s Pita Chips
Therese Murray - Senate President
Dr. Kathy O'Loughlin – CEO & President of Delta Dental of Mass.
Elizabeth Pattullo – CEO & President of Beacon Hill Strategies LLC
Dr. Una Ryan – CEO & President AVANTI Immunotherapeutics, Inc.
Marylou Sandry - Marylou's Coffee
Irina Simmons – Senior Vice President & Treasurer of EMC Corp.
Nominations for Leading Women are now being accepted.
Leading Women 1999-2005
Zamawa Arenas – Argus Communications
Anne Brengle - New Bedford Whaling Museum
Dina Chu – Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder of New Basics Inc.
Aileen Gorman – Executive Director of The Commonwealth Institute
Marty Jones – President of Corcoran Jennison, Cos.
Christine Keville – President & CEO of Keville Enterprises
Deborah Kolb – Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Professor for Women & Leadership at Simmons School of Management
Jean MacCormack - Chancellor, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Sandra McCroom – Executive Director at Roxbury Youthworks, Inc.
Debbie McLaughlin - Slade's Ferry Bank
Joan Menard - Senator
Ann Merrifield – President of BioSurgery at Genzyme
Dr. Alice Coombs - South Shore Hospital
Christie Coombs - Family Advisory Committee of the Massachusetts 9/11 Fund
Consuelo Gonzales Thornell – Treasurer and Board Member for Boston Redevelopment Authority
Dr. Carol Hardy-Fanta – Director for the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy , John W. McCormack, UMASS Boston
Dr. Mallika Marshall – Health Watch Reporter CBS 4
Ellyn McColgan – President of Fidelity Brokerage Company
Cheryl Mongell – Market Area President for New England Verizon Communications
Lou Russo - Comcast
Sylvia Stevens-Edouard – Director of Community Relations Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mass.
Adrian Tinsley - Bridgewater State College
Dr. Constance Cepko – Head of the PhD program of Biological & Biomedical Sciences at Harvard Medical School
Karen Golz – CPA & Partner with Ernst & Young LLP
Nancy Leaming – President and CEO of Tufts Health Plan
Gail Long – President of Citizens Capital Inc.
Frances Moseley – Community Activist
María Quiroga – Partner at Sessa, Glick, Quiroga & Hibbard
Dr. Gail Tsimprea – Director of Quality Assurance and Risk Management at McLean Hospital
Dr. Rev. Gloria White-Hammond – Co-Pastor of Bethel AME Church
Marilyn Anderson Chase – Senior Vice President of the United Way of Mass Bay
Elizabeth Ashur – Producer, The Admirabilis Music Series and Girl Scout
Carol Fulp – Vice President of Community Relations at John Hancock Financial Services, Inc.
Bernadine Nash – President and General Manager of Radio One of Boston
Maureen Scannell Bateman – Executive Vice President & General Counsel of State Street Corporation
Martha Sloan Felch – Senior Vice President , Dir. Specialty of Banking at Sovereign Bank
Micho Spring – Chairman of New England Weber Shandick
Joyce Strom – Executive Director of Mass Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Janet Wu – State House Reporter for Channel 5
Ingrid Broadnax – Project Director of Higher Educational Resource Centers
Brandy Cruthird – President of Body by Brandy Fitness Studio
Vicki Donlan – Founder and Publisher of Women’s Business
Ruth Ellen Fitch – Partner at Palmer & Dodge LLP
Stephanie Harriston-Diggs - WGBH
Katherine Hesse – Founding Partner of Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane
Jane Howard – Co-Founded Howard/Stein Associates, Inc.
Anica Law – Founded Young Volunteers of a New Age
Dr. Eugenia Marcus – Pediatric Health Care
Sara Shiggs-Quiroga – Student/Athlete at Boston Latin School
Teri Williams – Executive Vice President of The Bank of Boston Commerce
Geneva Evans – Committee for Boston Housing
Jessica L. Geheran – Girl Scout
Judy George – Founder & CEO of Domain Home Fashions
Deborah Heller – President of Heller Cunningham
Nancy Hopkins – Mass. Institute of Technology
Eileen McNamara – Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for the Boston Globe
Bik-Fung Ng – Senior Communications Specialist for City of Boston
Regina Pisa – Goodwin Proctor & Hoar LLP
Aura Sanchez-Garfunkel – Micronesia Country Director for Peace Corps
Mary Lou Speaker-Churchill – Boston Symphony Orchestra
Lindsey Thorne-Bingham – Girl Scout
Bennie Wiley – President and CEO of The Partnership Inc.
Marjorie Agosin – Professor at Wellesley College
Kimberly Ann Barstow – Girl Scout
JudyAnn Bigby – Medical Director for Brigham & Women’s Hospital for Women, Family & Community Programs
Agnes Bundy Scanlan – Fleet Financial Group
Kathleen Casavant – Mass AFL-CIO
Jean Lau Chin – CEO Services
Loretta DeGrazia – East Coast Petroleum
Barbara Gardner – Mass. House of Representatives
Karen Green – WilmerHale
K-K Gregory – Wristies
Charlayne Murrell-Smith – Boston Children’s Museum
Judith Nitsch – Judith Nitsch Engineering Inc.
Patricia O’Brien – Simmons Graduate School of Management
Elizabeth Smith – Hyams Foundation
Katherine Triantafillou – Cambridge City Council
Leading Women 1992-1998
Zoe Aponte – Reebok International Ltd.
Dawn Ash – Student at Mass. Institute of Technology
Louray Barton – Codman Square Health Center
Kathleen Coffey – District Court, West Roxbury Division
Elizabeth Cook – Formed the Advertising Club of Greater Boston
Gail Deegan – Houghton Mifflin Co.
Pam Fernandes – Hartford Life Insurance Co.
Lily Lawn-Tsao – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
Holly Metcalf – Row as One Institute Inc.
Mary Truong – Bank of Boston
Antonia Velez – Damien Funderburg Youth Program
Kathleen Delaney-Smith – Harvard University
Anne Finucane – Fleet Financial Group
Alyssa Fong – Senior Girl Scout
Frieda Garcia – United South End Settlements
Phyllis Godwin – Granite City Electric Supply Co.
Esther Hopkins – Mass. Department of Environmental Protection
Rosemary Jordano – ChildrenFirst, Inc.
Meizhu Lui – Health Care for All
Kathryn Nedelman – Senior Girl Scout
Colette Phillips – Colette Phillips Communications, Inc.
Joyce Plotkin – Mass. Software Council
Lois Silverman –The Commonwealth Institute
Caroline Chang – Office of Civil Rights, Department of Health & Human Services
Judith Clapp – The MITRE Corp.
Martha Crowninshield – Boston Ventures Management
Jovita Fontanez – Latinas Y Niños Center
Andrea Haney – Boston Latin School, Senior Girl Scout
Sylvia Harris-Carr – Fully Dressed
Raushanah Muhammad – Boston Latin Academy, Senior Girl Scout
Kathleen O’Toole – Executive Office of Public Safety, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Vikki Pryor Harris – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Pamela Reeve – Lightbridge, Inc.
Patricia Smith – The Boston Globe
Rina Spence – The Spencer Center for Women’s Health
Rya Zobel – The Federal Judicial Center
Frances Butler – Mother Caroline Academy
Elba Crespo-Gonzalez-Brookside Community Health Center
Trang Diem Ho- Girl Scout, Student, Brighton High School
Emanuela Fenelon-Girl Scout, Student
Ellen P. Gabriel-Deloitte & Touche
Margaret Harrison-The Boston Company
Marian Heard-United Way of Massachusetts Bay
Regina Herzlinger-Professor of Business Management, Harvard Business School
Carol Johnson-Landscape Architect
Elizabeth Lee-Girl Scout
Cathy Minehan-Federal Reserve Bank
Deolinda Rodrigues- Girl Scout, Student Brighton High School
Gail Snowden- Bank of Boston
Kara Wolters-Student, University of Connecticut
Sarah Buel – Attorney & Domestic Violence Advocate
Louise Condon – Realtor & Community Volunteer
Barbara Dawson – Community Volunteer
Danielle Farinato – Student at Watertown High School
Barbara Gray – Mass State Representative
Vivian Huang – United Commercial Bank
Valerie Knotts – Clinic Administrator, The BU Sargent Clinic
Margaret Lazarus – Documentary Filmmaker
Alyce Lee – Chief of Staff, Mayor’s Office, City of Boston
Evelyn Murphy – Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs at Blue Cross Blue Shield
Sandra Rehe – Weymouth United Methodist Church
Mercedes Roman – Marlborough Police Department
Elaine Alpert – Committee of Domestic Violence Mass Med. Society
Johanna Beers – Student at Skidmore University
Monique Bynoe – Student at Georgetown University
Diane M. Capstaff – Executive Vice President of John Hancock Financial Services
Jane Claflin – Trustee of Mass. General Hospital
Susan Comeau – Senior Vice President of State Street Bank and Trust Co.
Daryl Hellman – Executive Vice President of Northeastern University
Norma Karaian - Attorney
Terry Marotta – Syndicated Columnist
Lucia Mayerson-David – Professor of Management of Umass Of Boston
Carolyn Ramsey – Executive Director of Mass. Coalition of Battered Women
Judy Richardson – Film Producer and Civil Rights Advocate
Leslie Tuplin – Civil Engineer of Central Artery/ Tunnel Project
Joan Wallace-Benjamin – President & CEO of Urban League of Eastern Mass.
Kerry Butts – College freshman, teacher peer leader & community volunteer
Sheila S. Crawford – Vice President of the Boston Company
Paulette Harwood – Dancer, choreographer, designer and director at Paulette’s Ballet Studio
Nicole Hinds – High school student, peer tutor, community volunteer
Donna Latson Gittens – Vice President of Community Programming WCVB-TV Boston
Ann Ligums – Founder of the Center for Children with Special Needs
Eileen Moran Brown – President of Cambridge College
Ivonne Ortiz – Coordinator of Egleston Square Neighborhood Association
Reverend Cheng Imm Tan – Reverend and Advocate Founder Southeast Asian Battered Women’s Advocacy
Dr. Alison Taunton-Rigby – Senior Vice President of Biotherapeutics, Genzyme Corp.
Ruby Transue – ABC Quilts Coordinator, Community Volunteer
Joyce Williams-Mitchell – Associate Director of the Reebok Foundation