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Women & Power Issue

Top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts

The Globe Magazine and The Commonwealth Institute partnered to create a list of female-run, for-profit companies with the biggest revenue in 2012.

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.”

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