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Mass. boardrooms opening to women, slowly

For the first time since going public in 1995, Brooks Automation Inc. added a woman to its board of directors this year.

The Chelmsford company, which makes robotics and vacuum components for the semiconductor industry, brought in Ellen­ Zane, the former president of Tufts Medical Center, to help with its expansion into the life-sciences sector.

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