Pinnacle Awards honor local women leaders

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce today announced the winners of its 2012 Pinnacle Awards, which honor women for workplace achievement, leadership, and a commitment to enhance the quality of life in the region.

Rosabeth Moss Kanter, a professor at Harvard Business School, will receive a lifetime achievement award.

Others being honored are chief executive Suzanne Bates of Bates Communications Inc.; Marcy L. Reed, president of National Grid’s Massachusetts operations; US District Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; and Mary Jo Meisner, a vice president at the Boston Foundation.


Rounding out the list of this year’s winners are Joan W. Miller, M.D., chair of the department of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and chief of ophthalmology at Mass. Eye and Ear and Mass General; Simmons College president Helen G. Drinan; and Michelle Shell, a vice president of Fidelity Asset Management.

An awards ceremony is scheduled for Jan. 26 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. 

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