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.
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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.
Donna Latson Gittens, MBA
Chief Justice Kimberly Budd
Andrea C. Silbert
Maria J. Krokidas
Linda Dorcena Forry
Lynn Perry Wooten
Kimberly Sherman Stamler
Frederica M. Williams
Christine Timmins Barry
Dr. Myechia Minter Jordan
Elliot Bostwick Davis, Ph.D.
Honorable Denise Casper
Agnes Bundy Scanlan
Nora Moreno Cargie
Judge Sandra Lynch
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Mary Jane England
Honorable Patti Saris
Dawn Oxenaar Barrett
Rabbi Elaine Zecher
Dr. Nancy Tarbell
Helen Frame Peters
Mary Jo Meisner
Cathleen Douglas Stone
Cheryl R. Blanchard
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New Member Spotlight: Chief Justice Kimberly Budd
January 23, 2022
Welcome, New Member: Kimberly Budd, Chief Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court! Kimberly was appointed to the Supreme Judicial Court by Governor Charles Baker as both an Associate Justice (sworn in on August 24, 2016) and as the Chief Justice (sworn in on December 1, 2020). She earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from Georgetown […]
New Member Spotlight: Amanda Fernandez
January 22, 2022
Welcome, New Member: Amanda Fernandez, CEO and Founder, Latinos for Education! Amanda is a social entrepreneur and CEO/Founder of Latinos for Education, the first Latino founded and led national organization solely dedicated to creating leadership pathways for emerging Latino education leaders and diversifying education nonprofit boards. Amanda began working on issues of educational opportunity […]
New Member Spotlight: Linda Dorcena Forry
January 21, 2022
Welcome, New Member: Linda Dorcena Forry, Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Community, Suffolk Construction! Linda is a Senior D&I executive with experience in business, state and municipal government and corporate governance. She spearheaded the establishment of Suffolk Constuctions’s first Diversity and Inclusion department and strategy and develops ongoing company strategy and programming for […]
New Member Spotlight: Elizabeth Lowrey
January 20, 2022
Welcome, New Member: Elizabeth Lowrey, Principal, Director of Interior Architecture, Elkus Manfredi! Elizabeth has been responsible for Elkus Manfredi’s interior architecture studio since the firm’s founding in 1988, and a part of the firm’s leadership since being named a principal in 2002. Today she is on the vanguard of workplace design as employers plan […]
New Member Spotlight: Bridget Long
January 19, 2022
Welcome, New Member: Bridget Long, Dean and Saris Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education! A member of the HGSE faculty since 2000, Long is an economist whose work focuses educational opportunity and success. She has made major contributions to the field’s understanding of the factors that influence student enrollment decisions […]
New Member Spotlight: Jenny Holaday
January 18, 2022
Welcome, New Member: Jenny Holaday, President, Encore Boston Harbor! Jenny brings her extensive background in the casino industry to her role of President of Encore Boston Harbor, which she assumed in August 2021. Previously the executive vice president of operations, Jenny oversees all aspects of the $2.6B resort’s operations and leads a team of […]
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.