NEWS

Full House at Smith & Wollensky

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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.    

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Summer 2022 Highlights

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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…

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New Member Spotlight: Chief Justice Kimberly Budd

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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…

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New Member Spotlight: Amanda Fernandez

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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…

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New Member Spotlight: Linda Dorcena Forry

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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…

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New Member Spotlight: Elizabeth Lowrey

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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…

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New Member Spotlight: Bridget Long

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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…

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New Member Spotlight: Jenny Holaday

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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…

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IWF/MA Members Named 2022 Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Honorees

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Congratulations to IWF/MA members for being honored with one of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 Pinnacle Awards! The Pinnacle Awards is the premier event for women in business, and honors incredible leading women for their outstanding contributions to the workplace and commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the region. Congratulations to the following IWF/MA…

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New Member Spotlight: Marcela Aldaz-Matos

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Welcome, New Member: Marcela Aldaz-Matos, Managing Director, MCBI Advisors LLC and Chairwoman, ALPFA!   Marcela is a business executive with more than 20 years of experience in strategy, talent management, and leadership with a proven track record of delivering substantial growth in highly competitive business organizations. Working collaboratively with C-suite leaders or their direct reports,…

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