Endorsing Sponsors: 

The 100% Talent Compact

2020 Women on Boards

Association of Independent Colleges & Universities

     in Massachusetts (AICUM)

Associated Industries of Massachusetts

Bentley Center for Women and Business

Bentley University

The Boston Foundation


The Boston ClubBoston Women Communicators

Center for Women and Enterprise

Boston Women’s Workforce Council

The Commonwealth Institute

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

ION Women

Simmons School of Management

The New England Venture Capital Association


Participants (partial list):

Jody Adams – Chef, Owner & Co-owner, Rialto & TRADE*

Geeta Aiyer – President, Boston Common Asset Management

Bev Armstrong – COO, Paratek Pharmaceutical*

Navjeet Bal – Counsel, Nixon Peabody;former MA Commissioner of Revenue

Jim Balfanz – President, City Year

Patricia Begrowicz – Owner & President, Onyx Specialty Papers, Inc.

David Belluck – General Partner, Riverside Partners LLC

Jim Boyle – CEO, Sustainability Roundtable; President, Alliance for Business Leadership*

Ruth N. Bransom – CEO (retired), Girl Scouts of Eastern MA

Stephanie Brocoum – Vice President, Marketing, Keds

Michael Brown – Co-founder & CEO, City Year

Roger Brown – President, Berklee College of Music

Heather Campion – CEO, Kennedy Library*

Tushara Canekeratne – CEO, Nadastra

Jon Carson – CEO, Bidding for Good

Terry Catchpole – Chairman, Catchpole Corp., former Editor, Boston Magazine

JoAnn Cavallaro – President and Chair, The Boston Club, President-elect, ION Women

Geoff Chasin v CEO, New England Retail*

Elyse Cherry – President & CEO, Boston Community Capital

JD Chesloff – Executive Director, Mass Business Roundtable

Franklin Churchill – CEO, Acadian Asset Management

Andrea Cohen – Co-Founder, CEO of HouseWorks*

Paul Combe – President & CEO, American Student Assistance

Karen Copenhaver – Partner, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

Mo Cowan – Former U.S. Senator; COO, ML Strategies

Stacy Cowan – Partner, Morgan, Brown & Joy

Catherine D’Amato – President, Greater Boston Food Bank

Geri Denterlein – President, Denterlein

Eric Dickson – CEO, UMass Memorial Health Care

Fay Donohue – CEO, Delta Dental*

Thomas Dretler – Co-founder & CEO, Shorelight Education

Phil Edmundson v CEO, WGA Inc.; Chair, Alliance for Business Leadership*

Sandy Fenwick – CEO, Children’s Hospital Boston

Sylvia Ferrell-Jones – President & CEO, YWCA Boston

Israel Ganot – President, Co-Founder & CEO,Gazelle

Yvonne Garcia v Senior Vice President, State Street Corporation

Phyllis Papani Godwin – Chairman and CEO, Granite City Electric Supply Co.

Gail F. Goodman – Chairman, President, CEO, Constant Contact

Scott Griffith – Partner, General Catalyst; former CEO, Zipcar

Judy Habib – President & CEO, KHJ Brand Activation

Jean Hammond – Principal, JPH Associates

Mike Hamra – President & CEO, Hamra Associates

Trish Hannon – President & CEO, New England Baptist Hospital

Tim Healy – CEO, Chairman & Co-founder, EnerNOC, Inc.

Diane Hessan v Chair, Communispace*

Kip Hollister v Founder & CEO, Hollister Staffing*

Heidi Howard – President & CEO, Diabetes Charities of America

Deborah Jackson – President, Cambridge College

John Judge – President, AMC Outdoors

Karen Kaplan – CEO, Hill Holliday*

Rachel Kaprelian – Massachusetts Secretary of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Trish Karter – Chief Deer, Dancing Deer Baking Company

Rachel V. Kemp – Managing Partner, KHC Capital Partners; former Mass. Asst. Secretary of Economic Affairs

Deb Kemper – Managing Director, Golden Seeds, Clean Energy Venture Group

Laurie Kirk – Founder, The Board Forum

Deb Kleiman – CEO, Havais Media

Susan Klink – Partner, Deloitte

Charles Kravetz – General Manager, WBUR

Marianne Lancaster – CEO, Lancaster Packaging

Gloria Larson –President, Bentley College*

Sandy Lish – Founder & Principal, The Castle Group*

Rick Lord – President, Assoc. Industries of Massachusetts

Sheila Marcelo – Founder & CEO, Care.com

Margaret H. Marshall – Chief Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, ret.

Barbara J. McKenna – Managing Principal, Longfellow Investment Management Co.

Smaiyra Million – CEO, Sports Club/LA

Cathy Minehan – Dean, Simmons SOM; former President Boston Federal Reserve; Chairperson, Boston Women’s Workforce Council*

Myechia Minter-Jordan – President & CEO, The Dimock Center

Beth Monaghan – Principal, Inkhouse

Dani Monroe – Founder & President, Center Focus International

Linda Moulton – CEO, Archipelago Strategies

Evelyn Murphy – Chairman of the Board, Savings Bank Life Insurance; former MA Lt. Governor and candidate for governor*

Shannon O’Brien – President, BeeDoo Cloud Services Inc.; Former State Treasurer, Massachusetts

Katy O’Neil, – Executive Vice President, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

Ty Ondatje – Senior VP, Human Resources, Iron Mountain, representing CEO William Meaney

Barbara Osband – President & CEO, Cambridge Biomedical

Matt O’Toole – President, Reebok Brand

Zorica Pantic – President, Wentworth Institute of Technology*

M. Lee Pelton – President, Emerson College

Colette Phillips – President & CEO, Colette Phillips Communications

Katherine Putnam – CEO, Packaging Machinery Company

Ann Raider – President & CEO, inStream Global

Ellen Richstone – Director, National Association of Corporate Directors

Teri Riddle – CEO & Founder, The Crossland Group

Susan Rittscher – CEO, Center for Women and Enterprise

Robert Rivers – Vice Chairman, President & Chief Banking Officer, Eastern Bank

Joe Roller – President & CEO, Cambridge Trust 

Jim Rooney – President & CEO, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

Jim Roosevelt – CEO, Tufts Health Plan*

David Rosenblatt – Managing Partner, Burns & Levinson LLP

Donna Roth – President & CEO, Cool Gear International

Hank Roth – Partner, Executive Vice President, Cool Gear International

Charles Saponaro – President & CEO, MRA Health Information Services

Eric Schultz – President & CEO, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Shereen Shermak – CEO, Launch Angels

Barry Sloane – President & CEO, Century Bancorp Inc.

Maureen Smith – President, Labouré College

Stephanie Sonnabend – Founder, 2020 Women on Boards, Former CEO, Sonesta Intl.*

Micho Spring – Chair, Global Practice and President, New England, Weber Shandwick

Kirk Sykes – President, Urban Strategy America Fund

Kevin Tabb – President, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Sushil Tuli – CEO, Leader Mortgage

Kim Steimle Vaughan – Suffolk Construction CMO & People Officer, representing CEO John Fish

Linda Stewart – President & CEO, Interaction Associates

Kate Walsh – President & CEO, Boston Medical Center

C.A. Webb – Executive Director, The New England Venture Capital Association

John Wieland – Managing Director, Middleton & Company, Inc.

Beth Williams – President & CEO, Roxbury Technology LLC

Jane B. Wilson – Founder, Boston Women Communicators

Steve Wright v  Managing Partner, Holland & Knight




Thought Leader Participants

Nonnie Burnes – Former CEO, MA Planned Parenthood; former Commissioner MA Div. of Insurance

Richard Doherty –  President, Association of Independent Colleges & Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM)

Carol Fulp – President & CEO, The Partnership Inc.

Aileen Gorman – Executive Director, The Commonwealth Institute

Laura Hubacheck – Director, Career Services, Salem State

Rosabeth Moss Kanter – E. L. Arbuckle Professor, Harvard Business School; Best-selling Author of Men and Women of the Corporation*

Laurence Kotlikoff – Professor of Economics, Boston University; Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Author of Clash of Generations

Mary Jo Meisner – VP Communications, Community Relations, & Public Affairs, The Boston Foundation

Betsy Myers – Founding Director, Center for Women and Business, Bentley University

Alan Solomont – Dean, Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University

Karen Spilka – State Senator, Massachusetts

Laura Swanson – COO, Enterprise Center, Salem State

Toni G. Wolfman – Executive Advisor, Center for Women and Business, Bentley University