2015 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts

The Globe Magazine and The Commonwealth Institute partnered to honor those organizations with the most impressive records of innovation and workplace diversity, as well as revenue and employee numbers.


We looked at revenue or operating budget and other variables, including number of full-time employees in the state, workplace and management diversity, and innovative projects. We then ranked organizations according to our own formula. We considered both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. This is the 14th year that the Commonwealth Institute — a local nonprofit that supports female business leaders — has created the list, and the third year that the Globe Magazinehas partnered with the group.

Note: Leaders in this list were in place at the end of 2014 (the year for which we examined revenue and other data) and a few are no longer at the businesses.

In addition to the list, read interviews with seven of the business leaders, plus sizing up a few of the organizations.

RankingCompanyLeaderLocationBusiness Type
1Weber ShandwickMicho F. Spring, chair, Global Corporate Practice, and president, New EnglandBostonPublic relations
2Atlas Travel & Technology GroupElaine Osgood, president and CEOMilfordTravel services
3Brigham and Women's Health CareElizabeth G. Nabel, presidentBostonHealth care
4Boston Children's HospitalSandra L. Fenwick, president and CEOBostonHealth care
5Bright Horizons Family SolutionsMary Ann Tocio, president and COOWatertownHuman services
6Norwell Visiting Nurse AssociationMeg Doherty, CEONorwellHealth care
7New England Baptist HospitalTrish Hannon, president and CEOBostonHealth care
8The TJX Cos.Carol Meyrowitz, CEOFraminghamRetail or wholesale
9Boston Medical Center HealthNet PlanSusan Coakley, presidentBostonHealth care
10The Greater Boston Food BankCatherine D'Amato, president and CEOBostonHuman services
11Beth Israel Deaconess Care OrganizationChristina Severin, president and CEOWestwoodHealth care
12The Dimock CenterMyechia Minter-Jordan, president and CEORoxburyHealth care
13Candlewick PressKaren Lotz, president and publisherSomervillePublishing
14Isabella Stewart Gardner MuseumAnne Hawley, Norma Jean Calderwood directorBostonMuseum
15Copyright Clearance CenterTracey Armstrong, president and CEODanversCopyright licensing
16Cardinal Cushing CentersJo Ann Simons, president and CEOHanoverHuman services
17United Personnel ServicesPatricia Canavan, presidentSpringfieldStaffing
18Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of BostonDeborah Kincade Rambo, presidentBostonHuman services
19Travel Leaders/Happy Holidays TravelDiane B. Mullahy, presidentFraminghamTravel services
20Magellan DiagnosticsAmy Winslow, presidentNorth BillericaHealth Care
21Cambridge BioMarketingMaureen Franco, CEOCambridgeAdvertising
22Boston Medical CenterKathleen E. Walsh, president and CEOBostonHealth care
23PGR MediaJane Deery, CEOBostonAdvertising
24Jewish Family & Children's ServiceRimma Zelfand, CEOWalthamHuman services
25Bay Path UniversityCarol A. Leary, presidentLongmeadowEducation
26Partners Community Physicians OrganizationLynn Malloy Stofer, presidentNeedhamHealth care
27Toward Independent Living and LearningDafna Krouk-Gordon, founder and presidentDedhamHuman services
28Lancaster PackagingMarianne Lancaster, presidentHudsonPurchasing services and wholesale distribution
29KNF&T Staffing ResourcesElizabeth A. Tucker, CEO and presidentBostonStaffing
30The Children's TrustSuzin Bartley, executive directorBostonHuman services
31Whittier Street Health CenterFrederica M. Williams, president and CEOBostonHealth care
32BJ's Wholesale ClubLaura J. Sen, president and CEOWestboroughRetail or wholesale
33D'Youville Life & Wellness CommunityNaomi Prendergast, president and CEOLowellHealth care
34Care.comSheila Lirio Marcelo, founder, chairwoman, and CEOWalthamConsumer Internet
35Carleton-Willard VillageBarbara A. Doyle, president and CEOBedfordHealth care
36Pinck & Co.Jennifer B. Pinck, presidentBostonOwner's project management
37Codman Square Health CenterSandra Cotterell, CEODorcesterHealth care
38Mount Auburn HospitalJeanette G. Clough, president and CEOCambridgeHealth care
39GradientTeresa S. Bowers, presidentCambridgeConsulting
40ZipcarKaye Ceille, presidentBostonTravel services
41VecnaDeborah Theobald, CEOCambridgeHealth care
42Learning ExpressSharon DiMinico, founder and CEOGrotonRetail or wholesale
43KHJ Brand ActivationJudy Habib, president and CEOBostonBrand activation
44Sensata TechnologiesMartha Sullivan, president and CEOAttleboroHigh-tech manufacturing
45The Cambridge Institute of International EducationChristine Lin, cofounder and presidentWalthamEducation
46Boston Heart DiagnosticsSusan Hertzberg, president and CEOFraminghamHealth care
47Abt AssociatesKathleen L. Flanagan, president and CEOCambridgeResearch and consulting
48YouthBuild USADorothy Stoneman, founder and CEOSomervilleNonprofit, national intermediary
49MassDevelopmentMarty Jones, president and CEOBostonFinance and development
50Motion Recruitment PartnersBeth Gilfeather, CEOBostonRecruitment solutions / talent acquisition
51VistaprintTrynka Shineman, presidentLexingtonE-commerce
52Reading Co-operative BankJulieann M. Thurlow, president and CEOReadingFinancial services
53Eastern Insurance GroupHope A. Aldrich, president and CEONatickInsurance
54Audley TravelJacqueline Lewis, president and managing director, North AmericaBostonTour operator
55AnaquaPriya Iyer, chairman and CEOBostonIT services or technology
56Boston Community CapitalElyse Cherry, CEO and presidentBostonCommunity development finance
57Analysis GroupMartha S. Samuelson, president and CEOBostonConsulting
58Salem State UniversityPatricia Maguire Meservey, presidentSalemEducation
59Data IntensityKirk Arnold, CEOBedfordIT services or technology
60inStreamAnn Raider, president and CEOWellesleyMarketing/technology
61Au Bon PainSue Morelli, president and CEOBostonFood and hospitality
62The Training AssociatesMaria Melfa, president and CEOWestboroughProvider of training talent and solutions
63Princess HouseConnie Tang, president and CEOTauntonDirect selling
64Massachusetts Technology CollaborativePamela Goldberg, CEOBostonGovernment/ technology innovation
65Massachusetts Medical SocietyCorinne Broderick, executive vice presidentWalthamNonprofit organization
66The GrommetJules Pieri and Joanne Domeniconi, CEO and chief discovery officerSomervilleMedia
67TradeStone SoftwareSusan Welch, founder and CEOGloucesterSoftware
68Constant ContactGail Goodman, chairman, president, and CEOWalthamIT services or technology
69Atlantic Charter Insurance Co.Linda Sallop, president and CEOBostonInsurance
70Infinity PharmaceuticalsAdelene Q. Perkins, chair, president, and CEOCambridgeBiotechnology
71Harvest PowerKathleen Ligocki, CEOWalthamOrganic management/renewable energy
72E.T.& L. Corp.Jennie Lee Colosi, president and ownerStowConstruction
73Boston Common Asset ManagementGeeta Aiyer, president and founderBostonFinancial services
74P3IJanice P. Guy, president, CEO, ownerHopkintonEngineering
75Morgan Memorial Goodwill IndustriesJoanne K. Hilferty, president and CEOBostonHuman services
76Hollister StaffingKip Hollister, founder and CEOBostonStaffing
77Finagle a BagelLaura B. Trust, owner and presidentNewtonRetail or wholesale
78Chadwick Martin BaileyAnne Bailey Berman, president and CEOBostonMarket research and consulting
79PeopleSERVELinda Moraski, president and CEOChestnut HillIT services or technology
80WilmerHaleSusan Murley, co-managing partnerBostonLaw
81The Trustees of ReservationsBarbara Erickson, president and CEOBostonNonprofit
82Newburyport Five Cents Savings BankJanice C. Morse, president and CEONewburyportFinancial services
83Massachusetts Clean Energy CenterAlicia Barton, CEO and executive directorBostonGovernment
84Wineland-Thomson AdventuresJudi Wineland, president and co-ownerWatertownTravel services
85Shepley BulfinchCarole Wedge, presidentBostonArchitecture
86Axcelis TechnologiesMary G. Puma, CEOBoxfordIT services or technology
87Solectria RenewablesAnita Worden, co-CEOLawrenceManufacturing
88Wellesley Investment AdvisorsDarlene M. Murphy, presidentWellesleyFinancial services
89Radius Financial GroupSarah Valentini, principal and presidentNorwellFinancial services
90Front LineNancy Salter, president and ownerHopedaleConstruction
91Delaware North - Boston, TD GardenAmy Latimer, presidentBostonSports and entertainment arena
92Fraser Engineering Co.Cecelia Fraser, president and CEONewtonConstruction
93F.H. Perry BuilderAllison Iantosca, partner and ownerHopkintonConstruction
94IntePros ConsultingLoren Kovalcik, CEO and presidentLexingtonStaffing
95B&G Restaurant SupplyTricia Powers Dambrauskas, ownerPittsfieldRetail or wholesale
96Onyx Specialty PapersPatricia Begrowicz, president and co-ownerSouth LeeManufacturing
97Avedis Zildjian Co.Craigie Zildjian, CEONorwellManufacturing
98Kaplan ConstructionJane Kaplan Peck, COOBrooklineConstruction
99Elaine Construction Co.Lisa Wexler, presidentNewton Upper FallsConstruction
100Granite City Electric Supply Co.Phyllis P Godwin, CEOQuincyRetail or wholesale

Source: Boston Globe, Read the full article here - http://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2015/10/23/top-women-led-businesses-massachusetts/JVftRRknlnvGIOPq4Nr2rL/story.html