Who We Are

About the International Women’s Forum of Massachusetts

The International Women’s Forum of Massachusetts (IWF/MA) is a community of top women leaders from all sectors of society, from business, government, and not for profit organizations, to hospitals, the arts, community organizations, and higher education.  We come together to advance women’s leadership.  Through deep friendships and co-mentoring our members work to foster the ambitions and voices of emerging female leaders in the Commonwealth and beyond.


Founders, CEOs, presidents, directors, and thought leaders, our members are influencers in every field. As trailblazers at the forefront of progress, we are dedicated to shaping our communities – and the future.




Silbert and Wooten Examine “Why Work Isn’t Working for Women?”

November 12, 2021

Members Andrea Silbert and Lynn Perry Wooten recently penned an article for the Boston Business Journal examining why work isn’t working for women. The article considers the “she-cession,” why women are leaving the workplace at four times the rate of men during the pandemic, and the support systems needed for women to advance and succeed […]

Andrea Cohen Receives 2021 Home Care Champion Award

November 07, 2021

Andrea Cohen, member and Founder and Vice-Chair of HouseWorks, one of the nation’s largest independent private home care companies, will receive the 2021 Home Care Champion award by the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts. The award honors those who have advanced the image or cause of home care in Massachusetts and have demonstrated industry leadership […]

Lynn Margherio’s Work on Diaper Need Crisis Highlighted in Boston Globe

October 15, 2021

Cradles to Crayons Founder & IWF/MA Member, Lynn Margherio recently hosted a live panel event on the US Diaper Need Crisis with expert panelists including US Senator to Illinois, Tammy Duckworth. Read a Boston Globe article about the event or watch an event recording.

Judy Habib Named Vice Chair of St. Jude’s Board of Governors

October 04, 2021

IWF/MA President Judy Habib was recently named vice chair of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s national board of governors. In a Boston Business Journal article, Judy reflects on her parents’ encouragement to collect money for St. Jude’s as a child. St. Jude inspired Judy’s name, as well as “a value instilled in us to give back, […]

New Member Spotlight: Macaire Pace

September 10, 2021

Welcome, New Member: Macaire Pace, West Market CEO, Mercer!   Macaire is Mercer’s West Market CEO at Mercer, leading a region that includes the Mountain States and the Pacific States in the U.S. Prior to joining Mercer in early 2018, Macaire was with Willis Towers Watson as the Managing Director and Market Leader for the […]

New Member Spotlight: Cindy Gruber

August 26, 2021

Welcome, New Member: Cindy Gruber, Retired Corporate Communications and Marketing Executive!   Cindy is a retired corporate communications and marketing executive, whose career included employment at several Fortune 500 corporations. During her retirement, she has expanded her community and volunteer work to include founding member and former chair of Women’s Leadership Council Lahey Health in […]

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Wage Equity Now

Wage Equity Now continues to make incredible progress, with dozens of organizations, national, state and local, supporting the legislation: An Act Relative to Transparency in the Workplace.

Some of the biggest updates include our work with Judy Habib’s team at KHJ Brand Activation. KHJ helped to create a name, vision and a logo for this project. We’ve also recruited over 80 coalition partners including but not limited to: YWBoston, Amplify Latinx, The Boston Club, The Commonwealth Institute, Center for Women and Enterprise, the Boston Women’s Workforce Council and many more. These partners are critical to the success of this project. They are helping to recruit businesses and offering their area of expertise — solutions for how organizations can close their gaps. View the list of WEN coalition members.

Learn more at the Wage Equity Now website.


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The International Women’s Forum of Massachusetts (IWF/MA) is generously supported by organizations who are at the forefront in diversity and women’s leadership in all fields, disciplines, and professions. We invite you to join us in thanking all of the sponsors that have stepped forward to support the advancement of women through their commitment to IWF/MA.


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