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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Left to right: (top row) Andrea Silbert, Colette Phillips, Sandy Edgerley (bottom row) Beth Chandler, Jane Steinmetz, Pam Everheart

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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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…

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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…

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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.

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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