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August 2017

The 11th annual Women Opening Doors for Women

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We recently held our eleventh annual Women Opening Doors for Women mentoring event, which paired established executives with aspiring leaders. This year’s event was held at the law firm of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP. The event sold out and more than 135 women were in attendance.

Over 30 mentors attended, including event chairs Gale Murray, Jesse Mermell, Gloria Larson and Donna Cupelo. The emerging leaders represented over 50 different companies in the Commonwealth. To kick off the mentoring, Beth Monaghan, CEO and Founder of InkHouse, inspired the group with a brief keynote address based off of her TED talk, “Leave the Ladder Down.”

A tremendous thank you to our 2017 SPONSORS:

⦁ Helen Drinan, Simmons College
⦁ Donna Cupelo, Verizon
⦁ Linda Henry
⦁ Patricia Jacobs, AT&T Inc.
⦁ Gloria Larson, Bentley University
⦁ Deborah Manus, Nutter McClennen & Fish
⦁ Marcy Reed, National Grid
⦁ Jacqueline Shoback, Boston Private Bank
⦁ Micho Spring, Weber Shandwick
⦁ Dana H. Born, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
⦁ Geri Denterlein, Denterlein
⦁ Susan Esper, Deloitte & Touche LLP
⦁ Judy Habib, KHJ Brand Activation
⦁ Deborah Jackson, Cambridge College
⦁ Beth Monaghan, Inkhouse
⦁ Joyce A. Murphy, University of MA Medical School
⦁ Adrienne Penta, Brown Brothers Harriman
⦁ Beth Boland, Foley Lardner
⦁ Deborah Devaux & Stephanie Lovell, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
⦁ Heidi Wyle, Venti Technologies

Activism, healthcare with Nawal Nour

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MWF was honored to sponsor Dr. Nawal Nour during last year’s IWF Leadership Foundation Fellowship Program. As the Founder and Director of the African Women’s Health Center and Global Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Nawal established a career in promoting women’s health in underserved populations both nationally and internationally. We are proud that IWF featured her in the “In the Lead” blog in honor of Women’s History Month.


MWF members attend World Cornerstone Conference

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Dana Born, Cady Coleman, Priscilla Douglas, Judy Habib, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Sheryl Marshall, Helen Peters, and Alison Taunton-Rigby joined more than 700 global leaders in Sweden last month. They brought back knowledge, met new friends, renewed friendships and returned inspired. Watch for an invite to an upcoming breakfast where they will share all of the details.