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.




2022 IWF Global Leadership Conference in Las Vegas

November 06, 2022

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 […]

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 […]

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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