Leading Women Seal   Leading Women HONOREES

Nominations for Leading Women are now being accepted.

  • Leading Women 2006-2013


    Helen G. Drinan, President, Simmons College
    Denise Kaigler, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Communications, Boston Scientific Corporation
    Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder & CEO, Care.com
    Joyce Maroney, Senior Director Customer Experience & Services Marketing, Kronos Incorporated

    Leading Man
    The Honorable Thomas M. Menino, Mayor of Boston


    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.

  • 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
    Shannon O'Brien
    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
    Cidhinnia Torres-Campos


    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