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    Women & Power

    2014 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts

    The Globe Magazine and The Commonwealth Institute partnered to honor those organizations with the most impressive records of innovation and workplace diversity, as well as revenue and employee numbers.


    We looked at revenue or operating budget and, for the first time, added other variables: number of full-time employees in the state, workplace and management diversity, and innovative projects. We then ranked organizations according to our own formula. We considered both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. This is the 13th year that The Commonwealth Institute — a local nonprofit that supports female business leaders — has created the list, and the second year that the Globe Magazine has partnered with the group.

    Note: Leaders in this list were in place at the end of 2013 (the year for which we examined revenue and other data), and a few are no longer at the businesses.

    In addition to the list, read Q&As with six of the CEOs, plus sizing up a few of the organizations.

    Click on a category to sort the table.
    RankingCompanyLeaderLocationBusiness Type
    1Boston Children's HospitalSandra L. Fenwick, president and CEOBostonhealth care
    2Commonwealth Medicine, a division of UMass Medical SchoolJoyce A. Murphy, executive vice chancellorShrewsburyhealth care
    3Abt AssociatesKathleen L. Flanagan, president and CEOCambridgeresearch and consulting
    4Bright Horizons Family SolutionsMary Ann Tocio, president and COOWatertowneducation
    5United Personnel ServicesPatricia A. Canavan, president and co-owner, and Mary Ellen Scott, CEO and co-ownerSpringfieldstaffing
    6Weber ShandwickMicho F. Spring, president, New EnglandBostoncommunications
    7Brigham and Women's HospitalDr. Elizabeth Nabel, president (read Q&A with Nabel)Bostonhealth care
    8Atlas Travel & Technology GroupElaine Osgood, president and CEOMilfordtravel services
    9CommunispaceDiane Hessan, chairman and founderBostonmarket research
    10VecnaDeborah Theobald, executive directorCambridgehealth care
    11The New England School of EnglishAnna Shine, presidentCambridgeeducation
    12J.JillPaula Bennett, president and CEO (read Q&A with Bennett)Quincyretail
    13Catholic Charities Archdiocese of BostonDeborah Kincade Rambo, presidentBostonhuman services
    14The TJX Cos.Carol Meyrowitz, CEOFraminghamretail
    15Analysis GroupMartha S. Samuelson, president and CEOBostonconsulting
    16SJB Bagel Makers of Boston/Finagle a BagelLaura B. Trust, presidentNewtonfood
    17Community Nurse & Hospice CareJane Ross Stankiewicz, president and CEOFairhavenhealth care
    18BJ's Wholesale ClubLaura Sen, president and CEOWestboroughretail
    19Partners In HealthOphelia Dahl, executive director and cofounderBostonhealth care
    20D'Youville Life & Wellness CommunityNaomi Prendergast, president and CEOLowellhealth care
    21Boston Medical CenterKate Walsh, president and CEOBostonhealth care
    22DigitasLBiBarbara Goose, regional president, Boston/DetroitBostonadvertising
    23Boston Heart Diagnostics Corp.Susan Hertzberg, president and CEOFraminghamhealth care
    24Partners Community HealthcareLynn Malloy Stofer, presidentNeedhamhealth care
    25Morgan Memorial Goodwill IndustriesJoanne K. Hilferty, president and CEOBostonhuman services
    26Codman Square Health CenterSandra Cotterell, CEODorchesterhealth care
    27Hollister StaffingKip Hollister, CEO and founderBostonstaffing
    28The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings BankDorothy A. Savarese, chairwoman, president, and CEOOrleansfinancial services
    29Whittier Street Health CenterFrederica M. Williams, president and CEORoxburyhealth care
    30Au Bon PainSue Morelli, president and CEOBostonfood
    31Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & AbbottCarole Wedge, presidentBostonarchitecture
    32Jewish Family & Children's ServiceRimma Zelfand, CEOWalthamhuman services
    33P3IJanice P. Guy, president, CEO, and founder (read Q&A with Guy)Hopkintonengineering, IT services
    34TradeStone SoftwareSue Welch, CEOGloucesterIT services/technology
    35Cambridge BioMarketingMaureen Nugent Franco, CEO and partnerCambridgeadvertising
    36HouseWorksAndrea Cohen, CEO and cofounderNewtonhealth care
    37The Resource ConnectionJanet Santa Anna, president and CEOMiddletonstaffing
    38Constant ContactGail Goodman, chairwoman, president, and CEOWalthamIT services/technology
    39Eastern Insurance GroupHope A. Aldrich, president and CEONatickinsurance
    40Wineland-Thomson AdventuresJudi Wineland, presidentWatertowntravel services
    41GradientTeresa S. Bowers, presidentCambridgeconsulting
    42Boston Community CapitalElyse Cherry, president and CEOBostonfinancial services
    43Reading Co-operative BankJulieann M. Thurlow, president and CEOReadingfinancial services
    44The GrommetJules Pieri, CEO and cofounder, and Joanne Domeniconi, chief discovery officer and cofounderSomervilleproduct launch platform
    45The Princeton ReviewDeborah Ellinger, CEONatickeducation
    46Massachusetts Medical SocietyCorinne Broderick, executive vice presidentWalthamhealth care
    47Motion Recruitment PartnersBeth Gilfeather, CEOBostonstaffing
    48Newburyport Five Cents Savings BankJanice C. Morse, president and CEONewburyportfinancial services
    49Planned Parenthood League of MassachusettsMarty Walz, president and CEOBostonhealth care
    50State Cleaning ServiceJennifer G. Lourie, president, CEO, and owner (read Q&A with Lourie)Needhambuilding maintenance
    51BBK WorldwideJoan F. Bachenheimer and Bonnie A. Brescia, founding principalsNeedhambiopharmaceutical research
    52Travel Leaders/Happy Holidays TravelDiane Mullahy, presidentFraminghamtravel services
    53Lancaster PackagingMarianne Lancaster, presidentHudsonwholesale
    54Sensata TechnologiesMartha Sullivan, president and CEOAttleboromanufacturing
    55Copyright Clearance CenterTracey Armstrong, president and CEODanverscopyright licensing
    56Candlewick PressKaren Lotz, president and publisherSomervillepublishing
    57AheadAnne Broholm, CEONew Bedfordwholesale
    58Boston Common Asset ManagementGeeta Aiyer, president and founder (read Q&A with Aiyer)Bostonfinancial services
    59D&R Products Co.Cece Newman, CEO and ownerHudsonmanufacturing
    60WilmerHaleSusan Murley, co-managing partnerBostonlaw
    61Solectria RenewablesAnita Rajan Worden, CEO and cofounder (read Q&A with Worden)Lawrencemanufacturing
    62Atlantic Charter Insurance Co.Linda J. Sallop, president and CEOBostoninsurance
    63Chadwick Martin BaileyAnne Bailey Berman, president and CEOBostonmarket research, consulting
    64Delta Dental of MassachusettsFay Donohue, CEOBostoninsurance
    65Data IntensityKirk Arnold, CEOBedfordIT services/technology
    66Cardinal Cushing CentersJo Ann Simons, president and CEOHanoverhuman services
    67Calloway LabsGail Marcus, president and CEOWoburnhealth care
    68KHJ Brand ActivationJudy A. Habib, president and CEOBostonadvertising
    69The Greater Boston Food BankCatherine D'Amato, president and CEOBostonhuman services
    70PI WorldwideNancy Martini, president and CEOWellesleyconsulting
    71Front LineNancy Salter, president and ownerHopedaleconstruction
    72B&G Restaurant SupplyGloria Powers, CEO and founder (posthumous)Pittsfieldwholesale
    73Magellan DiagnosticsAmy Winslow, presidentBillericahealth care
    74Long Term SolutionsNoreen Guanci, CEO and cofounder, and Anne Harrington, COO and cofounderNatickhealth care
    75Learning ExpressSharon DiMinico, CEO and founderDevensretail
    76Millennium Partners Sports Club ManagementSmaiyra Million, CEOBostonconsumer services
    77Nitsch EngineeringLisa A. Brothers, president and CEOBostonengineering
    78Care.comSheila Lirio Marcelo, CEO and founderWalthamconsumer services
    79KNF&T Staffing ResourcesElizabeth A. Tucker, president and CEOBostonstaffing
    80Prism Energy ServicesWendy A. Simmons, president and ownerQuincyenergy services
    81Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLinda K. Zecher, president, CEO, and directorBostonpublishing
    82Radius Financial GroupSarah Valentini, president and principalNorwellfinancial services
    83Hill HollidayKaren Kaplan, chairwoman and CEOBostonadvertising
    84C.R.C.. Co.Carolyn Cashman, presidentQuincyconstruction
    85Philips HealthcareDeborah DiSanzo, CEOAndoverhealth care
    86Axcelis TechnologiesMary G. Puma, chairwoman and CEOBeverlyIT services/technology
    87TD GardenAmy Latimer, presidentBostonsports and entertainment
    88Edgewater TechnologyShirley Singleton, chairwoman, president, and CEOWakefieldIT services/technology
    89Bethany Health Care CenterSister Jacquelyn McCarthy, CEO and administratorFraminghamhealth care
    90Onyx Specialty PapersPatricia Begrowicz, president and ownerLeemanufacturing
    91E. T. & L. Corp.Jennie Lee Colosi, presidentStowconstruction
    92Massachusetts Technology CollaborativePamela Goldberg, CEOWestboroughIT services/technology
    93IntePros ConsultingLoren Kovalcik, president and CEOLexingtonstaffing
    94Granite City Electric Supply Co.Phyllis Papani Godwin, CEOQuincyretail and wholesale
    95Elaine Construction Co.Lisa B. Wexler, presidentNewtonconstruction
    96Distributor Corporation of New EnglandNancy R. Kolligian, chairwoman and CEOMaldenwholesale
    97Wellesley Investment AdvisorsDarlene Murphy, president and cofounderWellesleyfinancial services
    98GemvaraJanet Holian, CEOBostonretail
    99C. Stumpo DevelopmentCindy Stumpo, presidentChestnut Hillconstruction
    100F.H. Perry BuilderAllison Iantosca, partnerHopkintonconstruction