Member News

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

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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 in the workplace. Read the article here.

Andrea Cohen Receives 2021 Home Care Champion Award

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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 through innovation and vision.


“Andrea is the very epitome of a home care champion and has been so for many years.  When private home care was just emerging as a growth industry, she led the way for bringing them into the Home Care Alliance membership,” said Pat Kelleher, executive director of Home Care Alliance of MA. “She has been a strong voice for industry standards and a leader in bringing innovation into home care in ways that enhance the family and client experience. Where she leads, many follow.” Read more here.

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

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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

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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, to be grateful, and to help those who are less fortunate,” Habib said. Now Judy leads the board of governors nationally as “St. Jude embarks on a six-year, $11.5 billion fundraising campaign to benefit both medical treatment and research.” Read more here.

New Member Spotlight: Macaire Pace

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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 Metro New York region. Earlier in her career, Macaire spent several years in various leadership, business strategy and business development roles at Hewitt Associates in both San Francisco and New York.

New Member Spotlight: Cindy Gruber

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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 Burlington, MA; former board chair of The wellness Community Boston; former board member of The Walker School Needham, MA; member of The Hestia Fund Boston; and member of Women of Impact Blog.

New Member Spotlight: Linda Whitlock

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Welcome, New Member: Linda Whitlock, Founder and Principal, The Whitlock Group!


Recently appointed by President Biden to the Presidential Commission on White House Fellowships, Linda Whitlock, a respected leader of people and of institutions, has been a seasoned board leader of more than 20 enterprises, from highly regulated public companies and private equity-backed portfolio companies to billion dollar charitable institutions, in industry sectors including financial services, healthcare, real estate, arts and culture, sports, and education.

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Sandy Fenwick Named 2021 New Englander of the Year

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Sandy was recently named one of the 2021 New Englanders of the Year for her work as Chief Executive Officer of Boston Children’s Hospital from 2013-2021. Under Sandy’s leadership, Boston Children’s Hospital was named the #1 pediatric hospital in the country by US News for eight consecutive years. Sandy will be honored in a virtual celebration alongside two other women on Oct. 18th.


Learn more about Sandy’s work, the celebration, and the other honorees here:

New Member Spotlight: Patty Favreau

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Welcome, New Member: Patty Favreau, Executive VP and Chief Communications Officer, Church Pension Group!


Patty is Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of the Church Pension Group, a $17 billion financial services firm that serves the employee benefits, property casualty and publishing needs of the Episcopal Church. There she is responsible for CPG’s brand and communications programs, research and analysis efforts, institutional relationship management, and its web and social media strategies.

New Member Spotlight: Jaime Mahoney

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Welcome, New Member: Jaime Mahoney, CEO, Tea Forté!


As CEO, Jaime has been able to successfully transform Tea Forté, a luxury tea business headquartered in Greater Boston, to a high growth organization, with 2020 being a banner year and the strongest in the company’s history. She has more than 20 years’ experience in Consumer Products, bringing strong growth results to the teams and organizations she has managed.