Nine women to receive Boston Chamber’s ‘Pinnacle’ awards

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/File 2016

Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito is one of the recipients of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerice’s Pinnacle Award.

By Natasha Mascarenhas Globe Correspondent 

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce has named its 2018 Pinnacle Award winners, recognizing nine women for their “achievement in business and management.” They will be honored at a luncheon scheduled for Jan. 26 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel. The winners were selected in nine categories, as follows:

Advancement of Women Professionals: Katy O’Neil, executive vice president, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.


Entrepreneurship: Alison Nolan, principal, Boston Harbor Cruises.

Management (private): Karen Keenan, executive vice president and chief administrative officer, State Street Corp.

Management (government): Karyn Polito, Massachusetts lieutenant governor.

Management (nonprofit): Lynn Margherio, founder and chief executive, Cradles to Crayons.

Professions: Dr. Merit E. Cudkowicz, chief of neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital.


Health Care, Arts and Education: Liz Cheng, general manager of television, WGBH and World Channel.

Emerging Executive: Courtney B. Scrubbs, corporate counsel, legal industrial affairs, Sanofi.

Lifetime Achievement: Rev. Liz Walker, pastor, Roxbury Presbyterian Church.

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