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.




Governance Committee Announces Transition of IWF/MA Leadership

September 15, 2023

Today the IWF/MA Governance Committee is writing to inform you of a significant transition in our organization’s leadership. We have successfully concluded a six-month organized and planful leadership transition process. As you know, Judy Habib has served as President of IWF/MA for close to three years. She has done a tremendous job and has brought […]

December 2022/January 2023 New Member Spotlights

January 30, 2023

  IWF/MA is pleased to welcome these recent December/January members into IWF/MA:   Kerrie Brady President & CEO, OcuTerra Therapeutics Inc. Sarah Iselin President & CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shields of MA Ann Lagasse Principal, Ocean Havens   Kristen Lepore, Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, Beth Israel Lahey Health Debbie Millin Founding COO […]

2022 IWF Global Leadership Conference in Las Vegas

November 06, 2022

Viva Las Vegas!! There’s no way that what happened in Vegas in early will stay in Vegas, and why??? Because it was just too much fun, and we can’t wait to share!! We had a record attendance from IWF/MA including: Vanessa Calderon-Rosado, Fiona Calnan, Elizabeth Cook, Fay Donohue, Priscilla Douglas, Karina Funk, Rosalind Gorin, Judy […]

Full House at Smith & Wollensky

September 16, 2022

On September 13 Diane Hessan and Carol Fulp hosted an informal get together at Smith & Wollensky in Boston. Over 20 members attended. We had an opportunity to welcome in new members, Marcela Aldaz-Matos, Patricia Howard and Marisa Kelly.    

Summer 2022 Highlights

August 29, 2022

Founding member Roz Gorin graciously hosted a group in June at her home for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before a stunning Broadway-bound performance of 1776 at A.R.T. – with an all woman cast. About 20 members joined in the fun and caught up in person before a leisurely walk over to the theater. Shout out […]

June Highlights-Member Reception at the Encore Boston Harbor

July 23, 2022

June opened on a high with our All-Member/New-Member Reception hosted by Jenny Holaday, President and CEO of Encore Boston Harbor. Over 40 members gathered in Encore’s beautiful Harborside Lounge to meet, reconnect and welcome new members in attendance including Marcela Aldaz-Matos, Jenny Holaday, Lesli Suggs and Joan Wallace-Benjamin. Leave it to Priscilla Douglas to get […]

Upcoming Events


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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