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    Women & Power Issue

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    One of the biggest challenges for the leaders on our Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list? Filling open positions.

    They build homes, sell bagels, research drugs, and make plastics. The state’s female-run companies are diverse and thriving. Since 2002, The Commonwealth Institute, a Boston-based nonprofit devoted to aiding women in business, has compiled an annual list of those for-profit companies with the biggest revenues. This year for the first time, the Globe Magazine is partnering with the institute to publish the list, based on 2012 revenue, which in some cases is estimated. “Each of the women on our Top 100 list,” says the nonprofit’s executive director, Aileen Gorman, “has made a significant impact on the Commonwealth’s economy and has established herself as a visionary leader of a successful company.”

    Other table: Honorable mentions

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    CompanyLocationBusiness Type2012 Revenue (millions)Leader
    1The TJX Cos.Framinghamretail$23,200.0Carol Meyrowitz, CEO
    2Philips HealthcareAndoverhealth care$13,000.0Deborah DiSanzo, CEO and executive vice president
    3BJ's Wholesale ClubWestboroughretail$12,710.0Laura Sen, president and CEO
    4Arnold Worldwide, BostonBostonadvertising$1,900.0 Pam Hamlin, managing partner/president
    5Houghton Mifflin HarcourtBostonpublishing$1,286.0Linda Zecher, president, CEO, and director
    6Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and DorrBostonlaw$1,076.0Susan Murley, co-managing partner
    7Goodwin ProcterBostonlaw$715.5Regina Pisa, chairwoman and partner
    8Continental ResourcesBedfordIT services$401.9Mary Nardella, CEO
    9DigitasLBiBostonadvertising$400.0Barbara Goose, regional president, Boston/Detroit
    10Copyright Clearance CenterDanverscopyright licensing$255.6Tracey Armstrong, president and CEO
    11Constant ContactWalthammarketing$252.2Gail F. Goodman, CEO
    12Atlas TravelMilfordtravel services$220.6Elaine Osgood, president and CEO
    13Axcelis TechnologiesBeverlytechnology$203.4Mary G. Puma, chairwoman and CEO
    14Hill HollidayBostonadvertising$184.0Karen Kaplan, president and CEO
    15Granite City Electric Supply Co.Quincyretail/wholesale$111.0Phyllis Papani Godwin, CEO
    16Edgewater TechnologyWakefieldIT services$100.9Shirley Singleton, chairwoman, president, and CEO
    17The Princeton ReviewFraminghameducation$100.0Deborah Ellinger, CEO
    18Millennium Partners Sports Club ManagementBostonfitness$97.8Smaiyra M. Million, CEO
    19Onyx Specialty PapersSouth Leemanufacturing$80.0Patricia Begrowicz, president and owner
    20CommunispaceBostonmarketing$75.0Diane Hessan, president and CEO
    21Avedis Zildjian Co.Norwellmanufacturing$72.1Craigie Zildjian, CEO
    22The Training AssociatesWestboroughstaffing$71.2Maria Melfa, president
    23Eastern Insurance GroupNatickinsurance$58.0Hope Aldrich, president and CEO
    24Atlantic Charter Insurance Co.Bostoninsurance$53.2Linda J. Sallop, president and CEO
    25AdTech SystemsSudburytechnology$51.0Elizabeth Ann Gormley, president and founder
    26E.T. & L. Corp.Stowconstruction$49.0Jennie Lee Colosi, president and treasurer
    27Infinity PharmaceuticalsCambridgebiotechnology$47.1Adelene Perkins, chairwoman, president, and CEO
    28PI WorldwideWellesleyconsulting$46.0Nancy J. Martini, president and CEO
    29Candlewick PressSomervillepublishing$40.4Karen Lotz, president and publisher
    30P3IHopkintonengineering$37.4Janice P. Guy, president and CEO
    31Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & AbbottBostonarchitecture$35.0Carole C. Wedge, president
    32New England Office SupplyBraintreeretail$30.2Indira Patel, president and CEO
    33Eliza Corp.Danvershealth care$29.0Alexandra Drane, chairwoman, CVO, and cofounder
    34Plastic Packaging Corp.West Springfieldmanufacturing$29.0Susan Weiss Firestone, president
    35Travel LeadersFraminghamtravel management$29.0Diane Mullahy, president and owner
    36Next Generation Children's CentersSudburyeducation$28.0Donna Kelleher, president, CEO, and founder
    37VecnaCambridgehealth care$28.0Deborah Theobald, chairwoman and CEO
    38Overture PartnersNewtonstaffing$27.7Diana Crowell, CEO
    39John Galt StaffingBurlingtonstaffing$27.6Kirstin Siemering, president
    40Hollister StaffingBostonstaffing$27.0Kip Hollister, CEO and founder
    41Radius Financial GroupNorwellmortgage banking$24.4Sarah Valentini, president
    42United Personnel ServicesSpringfieldstaffing$22.9Mary Ellen Scott, CEO, and Patricia Canavan, president
    43New Bedford Medical AssociatesDartmouthhealth care$21.0Jane Zychowicz, CFO and COO
    44KNF&T Staffing ResourcesBostonstaffing$19.3Elizabeth A. Tucker, president and CEO
    45SJB Bagel Makers of Boston/Finagle a BagelNewtonfood$19.0Laura B. Trust, president
    46KHJ Brand ActivationBostonmarketing$18.8Judy A. Habib, president and CEO
    47Late July Organic SnacksBarnstablefood$18.6Nicole Bernard Dawes, CEO and cofounder
    48Lancaster PackagingHudsonretail$16.3Marianne Lancaster, president and CEO
    49Solidus Technical SolutionsLeominstercomputing$16.0Darlene Tucker, president and CEO
    50Chadwick Martin BaileyBostonconsulting$14.7Anne Bailey Berman, president and CEO
    51HouseWorksNewtonhealth care$14.3Andrea Cohen, CEO and cofounder
    52XpertTechWoburnconsulting$13.0Mayuri Janapareddy, president and founder
    53Boston Common Asset ManagementBostonfinancial services$12.4Geeta B. Aiyer, president and founder
    54The Catered AffairHinghamfood$12.0Holly P. Safford, president
    55Front LineHopedaleconstruction$12.0Nancy Salter, president
    56Prism Energy ServicesQuincyconsulting$11.6Wendy Simmons, president and owner
    57F.H. Perry BuilderHopkintonconstruction$11.5Allison P. Iantosca, partner
    58Nitsch EngineeringBostonengineering$11.4Lisa A. Brothers, president and CEO
    59Wellesley Investment AdvisorsWellesleyfinancial services$11.3Darlene M. Murphy, president and cofounder
    60State Cleaning ServiceNeedhamcleaning services$11.0Jennifer G. Lourie, president and CEO
    61TRU Corp.Peabodymanufacturing$10.8Linda Moulton, CEO
    62Boston Biomedical AssociatesNorthboroughconsulting$10.6Lauren Baker, president and owner
    63Cambridge BiomarketingCambridgecommunications$10.0Maureen Franco, partner and CEO
    64Long Term SolutionsNatickhealth care$10.0Noreen Guanci, CEO and cofounder
    65R&L AssociatesBeverlystaffing$10.0Fran Dichner, president and CEO
    66Blitz MediaWalthamcommunications$9.9Melissa Lea, president and CEO
    67D&R ProductsHudsonmanufacturing$9.7Cece Newman, CEO
    68East Coast Petroleum Corp.Stoughtonenergy$8.8Loretta T. DeGrazia, president and CEO
    69Harmony Healthcare InternationalTopsfieldconsulting$8.5Kris Mastrangelo, president and owner
    70Prellwitz Chilinski AssociatesCambridgearchitecture$8.5Wendy Prellwitz, director and cofounder
    71LPM FranchisesMaynardfood$8.4Laurie J. Watson, president and CEO
    72The Resource ConnectionMiddletonstaffing$8.3Janet Santa Anna, president, CEO, and founder
    73Be Our GuestBostonevents$8.2Simone R. Williamson, president and CEO
    74MicroTekChicopeemanufacturing$8.2Anne Paradis, CEO
    75Longfellow Investment Management Co.Bostonfinancial services$8.1Barbara J. McKenna, president
    76CRC Co.Quincyconstruction$8.0Carolyn Cashman, president
    77ICON ArchitectureBostonarchitecture$7.7Nancy Ludwig, president
    78Cambridge BiomedicalBostonresearch$7.6Barbara Osband, president and CEO
    79Barrett Sotheby's International RealtyConcordreal estate$7.4Laurie E. Cadigan, CEO and owner
    80Keyes North AtlanticNewtonconstruction$7.3Susan M. Keyes, president and CEO
    81PeopleSERVEChestnut Hillstaffing$7.2Linda Moraski, president and CEO
    82Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. Real EstateWellesleyreal estate$6.9Debi Benoit, Amy Mizner, and Sheryl Simon, principals
    83Satuit TechnologiesBraintreetechnology$6.8Karen Maguire, president and CEO
    84Sapers & WallackNewtonfinancial services$6.8Aviva Sapers, president and CEO
    85Tantara Corp.Worcesterconstruction$6.5Dawn Dearborn, president and CEO
    86HeyWireCambridgetechnology$6.2Meredith Flynn-Ripley, CEO and founder
    87Metro Equipment Corp.Bostonconstruction$6.1Ann M. Sullivan, president and CEO
    88Mom Central ConsultingNewtonmarketing$6.0Stacy DeBroff, CEO and founder
    89Debra's Natural GourmetConcordretail$5.9Debra Stark, CEO and owner
    90KDSA ConsultingMethuenconsulting$5.7Dawn M. Mortimer, principal and cofounder
    91Sylvia and Co. Insurance AgencyDartmouthinsurance$5.4Maureen Sylvia Armstrong, president and CEO
    92360 Public RelationsBostoncommunications$4.8Laura Tomasetti, CEO
    93Commonwealth Psychology AssociatesBostonhealth care$4.7Andrea Piatt, president and CEO
    94InkHouseWalthampublic relations$4.7Meg O'Leary and Beth Monaghan, principals
    95Solomon McCown & Co.Bostonpublic relations$4.7Helene Solomon, CEO, and Ashley McCown, president
    96Schwartz HannumAndoverlaw$4.7Sara Goldsmith Schwartz, president and owner
    97Fennick McCredie ArchitectureBostonarchitecture$4.3Deborah Fennick, design principal and cofounder
    98Ciclismo ClassicoArlingtontravel$4.2Lauren Hefferon, director and founder
    99Hopple PoppleNewtonevents$4.1Linda Matzkin, president and founder
    100ROI SolutionsCambridgetechnology$4.0Gina M. VanderLoop, president and CEO