New Member Spotlight: Tomiko Brown-Nagin

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Welcome, New Member: Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Dean, Harvard Radcliffe Institute Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School Professor of History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University!   Tomiko is a prize-winning author, legal scholar and historian, dean of Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute, and pathbreaking leader in higher education. Her groundbreaking book, Courage…

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New Member Spotlight: Lisa Murray

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Welcome, New Member: Lisa Murray, President, Head of New England Not for Profit and Professionals Banking, Citizens Massachusetts!   Lisa Murray has been in commercial banking for almost thirty years having started her career in 1992 at Shawmut Bank. Since then, Lisa has held various positions in retail, middle market and specialized lending. She joined…

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New Member Spotlight: Teresa Barreira

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Welcome, New Member: Teresa Barreira, Chief Marketing Officer, Publicis Sapient!   Teresa is a transformational leader and innovator whose creative thinking coupled with her 25 years of global B2B marketing expertise has enabled her to break the mold of traditional marketing in Technology and Service companies. A dynamic and fast-paced changemaker, Barreira has reinvigorated the…

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New Member Spotlight: Joanne Marqusee

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Welcome, New Member: Joanne Marqusee, Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer, Wellforce!   Joanne Marqusee is Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer for Wellforce, a health care system based in eastern Massachusetts that is comprised of 4 hospital sites (including Tufts Medical Center), more than 2000 physicians, and a home care/hospice agency. Prior…

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New Member Spotlight: Joan Wallace-Benjamin

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Welcome, New Member: Joan Wallace-Benjamin, Founder and President, J Wallace-Benjamin Consulting LLC!   Joan joined The Home for Little Wanderers in 2003 as President and Chief Executive Officer. Under her guidance, the agency gained prominence in the field of child and family service providers, becoming a leader in innovative programming for underserved populations and expanding…

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New Member Spotlight: Laurie Halloran

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Welcome, New Member: Laurie Halloran, President and CEO, Halloran Consulting Group!   Laurie founded Halloran Consulting Group in 1998, originally operating out of an unfinished bathroom. Her time as a pediatric ICU nurse had inspired her to start a company that helps move new therapies through FDA processes to get them into the hands of…

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Donna Latson Gittens Awarded Women in Business Racial Equity Award

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Donna Latson Gittens is the recipient of the inaugural Women in Business Racial Equity Award. The Women in Business Racial Equity Award was created to enable The Boston Club to annually recognize a woman of color who founds, owns, or leads an organization that is committed to the advancement of women into leadership positions. The…

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IWF/MA Members Named 2021 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in MA

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The Commonwealth Institute and Boston Globe Magazine recently have announced the 2021 edition of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list. 2021 marks TCI’s 21st year recognizing the women power players driving the Massachusetts economy. Past honorees have come from fields ranging from biotechnology to architecture to retail, illustrating the diversity of women-led organizations across the Commonwealth. Congratulations…

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IWF/MA Members Named the Boston Business Journal’s 2021 Power 50: The Movement Makers

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The Boston Business Journal named several IWF/MA members to their list of Movement Makers of 2021. These individuals in the Greater Boston business community are taking a stand, creating change, and taking actionable steps to work together to make Boston continue to grow as a place for equity, inclusion and diverse points of view.  …

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Jackie Shoback’s Everest Acquisition Corporation Completes IPO

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Everest Consolidator Acquisition Corporation (MNTN) led by COO and board director, member Jackie Shoback, recently completed its Initial Public Offering.  Read more in the press release.  Their Special Purpose Acquisition Company offering was north of five times oversubscribed. Also, Jackie’s digital identity venture capital firm, 1414 Ventures, had its first portfolio company exit.  Singular Key was…

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