The 2016 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts

The Globe Magazine and the Commonwealth Institute partner to name the most noteworthy companies and nonprofits helmed by women.


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 15th year that the Commonwealth Institute — a local nonprofit that supports female business leaders — has created the list, and the fourth year that the Globe Magazine has partnered with the group.

Note: Leaders in this list were in place at the end of 2015 (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.

1Brigham and Women’s Health CareElizabeth G. Nabel, presidentBostonHealth care
2Boston Medical Center HealthNet PlanSusan Coakley, presidentBostonHealth care
3Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLinda K. Zecher, president, CEO, and directorBostonEducation/media
4Boston Medical CenterKathleen E. Walsh, CEO and presidentBostonHealth care
5Boston Children’s HospitalSandra L. Fenwick, president and CEOBostonHealth care
6TJX Cos.Carol Meyrowitz, chairman and CEOFraminghamRetail or wholesale
7PGR MediaJane Deery, CEOBostonAdvertising
8Mount Auburn HospitalJeanette G. Clough, president and CEOCambridgeHealth care
9New England Baptist HospitalTrish Hannon, president and CEOBostonHealth care
10Atlas Travel & Technology GroupElaine Osgood, CEOMilfordTravel services
11Abt AssociatesKathleen L. Flanagan, president and CEOCambridgeResearch and consulting
12Lynn Community Health CenterLori Abrams Berry, CEOLynnHealth care
13Hebrew SeniorLife Health Care Services and Hebrew Rehabilitation CenterMary K. Moscato, presidentBostonHealth care
14VistaprintTrynka Shineman, presidentWalthamE-commerce
15The Greater Boston Food BankCatherine D’Amato, president and CEOBostonHuman services
16WilmerHaleSusan Murley, co-managing partnerBoston and WashingtonLaw
17Beacon CommunitiesPamela Goodman, CEOBostonReal estate
18Analysis GroupMartha S. Samuelson, president and CEOBostonConsulting
19Worcester Polytechnic InstituteLaurie Leshin, presidentWorcesterEducation
20Boston Heart DiagnosticsSusan Hertzberg, president and CEOFraminghamHealth care
21Fidelity InvestmentsAbigail Johnson, president and CEOBostonFinancial services
22Princess HouseConnie Tang, president and CEOTauntonDirect selling
23Partners Community Physicians OrganizationLynn Malloy Stofer, presidentNeedhamHealth care
24Harvard UniversityDrew Gilpin Faust, presidentCambridgeEducation
25Copyright Clearance CenterTracey Armstrong, president and CEODanversCopyright licensing
26May InstituteLauren C. Solotar, president and CEORandolphHuman services
27Au Bon PainSue Morelli, president and CEOBostonFood or hospitality
28RFX ForwardCaitlin Welby, CEO and presidentAvonTransportation, trucking, and logistics
29Care.comSheila Lirio Marcelo, founder, chairwoman, and CEOWalthamConsumer Internet
30Ascentria Care AllianceAngela Bovill, president and CEOWorcesterHuman services
31Simmons CollegeHelen Drinan, presidentBostonEducation
32Candlewick PressKaren Lotz, president and publisherSomervillePublishing
33MassDevelopmentMarty Jones, president and CEOBostonFinance and development
34Toward Independent Living and LearningDafna Krouk-Gordon, founder and presidentDedhamHuman services
35Windham ProfessionalsChristine Timmins Barry, president and CEOAndoverRevenue management and customer care services
36Salem State UniversityPatricia Maguire Meservey, presidentSalemEducation
37Infinity PharmaceuticalsAdelene Perkins, president and CEOCambridgeBiotechnology
38Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of BostonDeborah Kincade Rambo, presidentBostonHuman services
39Codman Square Health CenterSandra Cotterell, CEODorchesterHealth care
40Norwell Visiting Nurse AssociationMeg Doherty, CEONorwellHealth care
41Creative Office PavilionDenise Horn, principal and presidentBostonOffice furniture
42The Advocator GroupJulie Turpin, CEOWakefieldSocial Security disability insurance advocacy
43The Dimock CenterMyechia Minter-Jordan, president and CEORoxburyHealth care
44Bentley UniversityGloria Cordes Larson, presidentWalthamEducation
45The Cambridge Institute of International EducationChristine Lin, cofounder and presidentWalthamEducation
46The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings BankDorothy A. Savarese, chairman, president, and CEOOrleansFinancial services
47D’Youville Life & Wellness CommunityNaomi Prendergast, president and CEOLowellHealth care
48TD GardenAmy Latimer, presidentBostonSports and entertainment arena
49Motion Recruitment PartnersBeth Gilfeather, CEOBostonStaffing
50Wineland-Thomson AdventuresJudi Wineland, founder and presidentWatertownTravel services
51Carleton-Willard VillageBarbara A. Doyle, president and CEOBedfordHealth care
52Audley TravelJacqui Lewis, president and managing directorBostonTravel services
53Data IntensityKirk Arnold, CEOBedfordIT services or technology
54Eastern Insurance GroupHope A. Aldrich, president and CEONatickInsurance
55Axcelis TechnologiesMary G. Puma, president and CEOBeverlyIT services or technology
56Whittier Street Health CenterFrederica M. Williams, president and CEOBostonHealth care
57Jewish Family & Children’s ServiceRimma Zelfand, CEOWalthamHuman services
58Travel Leaders FraminghamDiane Mullahy, presidentFraminghamTravel services
59Morgan Memorial Goodwill IndustriesJoanne K. Hilferty, president and CEOBostonHuman services
60YouthBuild USADorothy Stoneman, founder and CEOSomervilleNonprofit, national intermediary
61Avedis Zildjian Co.Craigie Zildjian, CEO and ownerNorwellManufacturing
62Akcea TherapeuticsPaula Soteropoulos, president and CEOCambridgeBiotechnology
63The GrommetJules Pieri, cofounder and CEO, and Joanne Domeniconi, cofounder and chief discovery officerSomervilleProduct launch platform
64The Trustees of ReservationsBarbara Erickson, president and CEOBostonNonprofit
65Elaine Construction Co.Lisa B. Wexler, presidentNewton Upper FallsConstruction
66Yaskawa - Solectria SolarAnita Worden, cofounder and co-CEOLawrenceManufacturing/ renewables
67Globalization PartnersNicole Sahin, CEOCambridgeGlobal business services
68Massachusetts Technology CollaborativePamela Goldberg, CEOWestboroughGovernment/technology innovation
69New England AquariumNigella Hillgarth, president and CEOBostonCultural institution/conservation organization
70VecnaDeborah Theobald, CEOCambridgeHealth care
71Newburyport Five Cents Savings BankJanice Morse, president and CEONewburyportFinancial services
72Shepley BulfinchCarole Wedge, presidentBostonArchitecture
73Cambridge BioMarketingMaureen N. Franco, CEOCambridgeAdvertising
74GradientTeresa S. Bowers, presidentCambridgeConsulting
75Lancaster PackagingMarianne Lancaster, presidentHudsonPurchasing services and wholesale distribution
76Boston Community CapitalElyse Cherry, CEO and presidentBostonCommunity development finance
77IntePros ConsultingLoren Kovalcik, CEO and presidentLexingtonStaffing
78The Children’s TrustSuzin Bartley, executive directorBostonHuman services
79Finagle a BagelLaura B. Trust, owner and presidentNewtonRetail or wholesale
80Onyx Specialty PapersPatricia Begrowicz, president and co-ownerSouth LeeManufacturing
81United Personnel ServicesTricia Canavan, presidentSpringfieldStaffing
82Magellan DiagnosticsAmy Winslow, president and CEONorth BillericaHealth care
83E. T. & L. Corp.Jennie Lee Colosi, presidentStowConstruction
84P3IJanice P. Guy, president and CEOHopkintonEngineering
85Learning ExpressSharon DiMinico, CEODevensRetail or wholesale
86Isabella Stewart Gardner MuseumAnne Hawley, Norma Jean Calderwood directorBostonMuseum
87KNF&T Staffing ResourcesElizabeth A. Tucker, president and CEOBostonStaffing
88Radius Financial GroupSarah Valentini, cofounder and principalNorwellFinancial services
89KHJ Brand ActivationJudy Habib, CEO and presidentBostonBranding/marketing
90P.J. Spillane Co.Sarah Spillane, CEO and presidentEverettConstruction
91Hollister StaffingKip Hollister, founder and CEOBostonStaffing
92Chadwick Martin BaileyAnne Bailey Berman, president and CEOBostonMarket research and consulting
93Reading Cooperative BankJulieann Thurlow, president and CEOReadingFinancial services
94Front LineNancy Salter, president and ownerHopedaleConstruction
95B&G Restaurant SupplyTricia Powers Dambrauskas, ownerPittsfieldRetail or wholesale
96Investor Group ServicesMindy Berman, managing directorBostonFinancial services
97Boston Common Asset ManagementGeeta Aiyer, president and founderBostonFinancial services
98State Cleaning ServiceJennifer Lourie, president and CEONeedhamCommercial cleaning
99Wellesley Investment AdvisorsDarlene Murphy, president and cofounderWellesleyFinancial services
100Kaplan ConstructionJane Kaplan Peck, COOBrooklineConstruction

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