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    2015 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.

    illustrations by Tonia Cowan/Globe Staff


    We looked at revenue or operating budget and other variables, including 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 14th year that the Commonwealth Institute — a local nonprofit that supports female business leaders — has created the list, and the third year that the Globe Magazine has partnered with the group.

    Note: Leaders in this list were in place at the end of 2014 (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 interviews with seven of the business leaders, plus sizing up a few of the organizations.

    Ranking Company Leader Location Business Type
    1 Weber Shandwick Micho F. Spring, chair, Global Corporate Practice, and president, New England Boston Public relations
    2 Atlas Travel & Technology Group Elaine Osgood, president and CEO Milford Travel services
    3 Brigham and Women's Health Care Elizabeth G. Nabel, president Boston Health care
    4 Boston Children's Hospital Sandra L. Fenwick, president and CEO Boston Health care
    5 Bright Horizons Family Solutions Mary Ann Tocio, president and COO Watertown Human services
    6 Norwell Visiting Nurse Association Meg Doherty, CEO Norwell Health care
    7 New England Baptist Hospital Trish Hannon, president and CEO Boston Health care
    8 The TJX Cos. Carol Meyrowitz, CEO Framingham Retail or wholesale
    9 Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan Susan Coakley, president Boston Health care
    10 The Greater Boston Food Bank Catherine D'Amato, president and CEO Boston Human services
    11 Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization Christina Severin, president and CEO Westwood Health care
    12 The Dimock Center Myechia Minter-Jordan, president and CEO Roxbury Health care
    13 Candlewick Press Karen Lotz, president and publisher Somerville Publishing
    14 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Anne Hawley, Norma Jean Calderwood director Boston Museum
    15 Copyright Clearance Center Tracey Armstrong, president and CEO Danvers Copyright licensing
    16 Cardinal Cushing Centers Jo Ann Simons, president and CEO Hanover Human services
    17 United Personnel Services Patricia Canavan, president Springfield Staffing
    18 Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston Deborah Kincade Rambo, president Boston Human services
    19 Travel Leaders/Happy Holidays Travel Diane B. Mullahy, president Framingham Travel services
    20 Magellan Diagnostics Amy Winslow, president North Billerica Health Care
    21 Cambridge BioMarketing Maureen Franco, CEO Cambridge Advertising
    22 Boston Medical Center Kathleen E. Walsh, president and CEO Boston Health care
    23 PGR Media Jane Deery, CEO Boston Advertising
    24 Jewish Family & Children's Service Rimma Zelfand, CEO Waltham Human services
    25 Bay Path University Carol A. Leary, president Longmeadow Education
    26 Partners Community Physicians Organization Lynn Malloy Stofer, president Needham Health care
    27 Toward Independent Living and Learning Dafna Krouk-Gordon, founder and president Dedham Human services
    28 Lancaster Packaging Marianne Lancaster, president Hudson Purchasing services and wholesale distribution
    29 KNF&T Staffing Resources Elizabeth A. Tucker, CEO and president Boston Staffing
    30 The Children's Trust Suzin Bartley, executive director Boston Human services
    31 Whittier Street Health Center Frederica M. Williams, president and CEO Boston Health care
    32 BJ's Wholesale Club Laura J. Sen, president and CEO Westborough Retail or wholesale
    33 D'Youville Life & Wellness Community Naomi Prendergast, president and CEO Lowell Health care
    34 Sheila Lirio Marcelo, founder, chairwoman, and CEO Waltham Consumer Internet
    35 Carleton-Willard Village Barbara A. Doyle, president and CEO Bedford Health care
    36 Pinck & Co. Jennifer B. Pinck, president Boston Owner's project management
    37 Codman Square Health Center Sandra Cotterell, CEO Dorcester Health care
    38 Mount Auburn Hospital Jeanette G. Clough, president and CEO Cambridge Health care
    39 Gradient Teresa S. Bowers, president Cambridge Consulting
    40 Zipcar Kaye Ceille, president Boston Travel services
    41 Vecna Deborah Theobald, CEO Cambridge Health care
    42 Learning Express Sharon DiMinico, founder and CEO Groton Retail or wholesale
    43 KHJ Brand Activation Judy Habib, president and CEO Boston Brand activation
    44 Sensata Technologies Martha Sullivan, president and CEO Attleboro High-tech manufacturing
    45 The Cambridge Institute of International Education Christine Lin, cofounder and president Waltham Education
    46 Boston Heart Diagnostics Susan Hertzberg, president and CEO Framingham Health care
    47 Abt Associates Kathleen L. Flanagan, president and CEO Cambridge Research and consulting
    48 YouthBuild USA Dorothy Stoneman, founder and CEO Somerville Nonprofit, national intermediary
    49 MassDevelopment Marty Jones, president and CEO Boston Finance and development
    50 Motion Recruitment Partners Beth Gilfeather, CEO Boston Recruitment solutions / talent acquisition
    51 Vistaprint Trynka Shineman, president Lexington E-commerce
    52 Reading Co-operative Bank Julieann M. Thurlow, president and CEO Reading Financial services
    53 Eastern Insurance Group Hope A. Aldrich, president and CEO Natick Insurance
    54 Audley Travel Jacqueline Lewis, president and managing director, North America Boston Tour operator
    55 Anaqua Priya Iyer, chairman and CEO Boston IT services or technology
    56 Boston Community Capital Elyse Cherry, CEO and president Boston Community development finance
    57 Analysis Group Martha S. Samuelson, president and CEO Boston Consulting
    58 Salem State University Patricia Maguire Meservey, president Salem Education
    59 Data Intensity Kirk Arnold, CEO Bedford IT services or technology
    60 inStream Ann Raider, president and CEO Wellesley Marketing/technology
    61 Au Bon Pain Sue Morelli, president and CEO Boston Food and hospitality
    62 The Training Associates Maria Melfa, president and CEO Westborough Provider of training talent and solutions
    63 Princess House Connie Tang, president and CEO Taunton Direct selling
    64 Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Pamela Goldberg, CEO Boston Government/ technology innovation
    65 Massachusetts Medical Society Corinne Broderick, executive vice president Waltham Nonprofit organization
    66 The Grommet Jules Pieri and Joanne Domeniconi, CEO and chief discovery officer Somerville Media
    67 TradeStone Software Susan Welch, founder and CEO Gloucester Software
    68 Constant Contact Gail Goodman, chairman, president, and CEO Waltham IT services or technology
    69 Atlantic Charter Insurance Co. Linda Sallop, president and CEO Boston Insurance
    70 Infinity Pharmaceuticals Adelene Q. Perkins, chair, president, and CEO Cambridge Biotechnology
    71 Harvest Power Kathleen Ligocki, CEO Waltham Organic management/renewable energy
    72 E.T.& L. Corp. Jennie Lee Colosi, president and owner Stow Construction
    73 Boston Common Asset Management Geeta Aiyer, president and founder Boston Financial services
    74 P3I Janice P. Guy, president, CEO, owner Hopkinton Engineering
    75 Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries Joanne K. Hilferty, president and CEO Boston Human services
    76 Hollister Staffing Kip Hollister, founder and CEO Boston Staffing
    77 Finagle a Bagel Laura B. Trust, owner and president Newton Retail or wholesale
    78 Chadwick Martin Bailey Anne Bailey Berman, president and CEO Boston Market research and consulting
    79 PeopleSERVE Linda Moraski, president and CEO Chestnut Hill IT services or technology
    80 WilmerHale Susan Murley, co-managing partner Boston Law
    81 The Trustees of Reservations Barbara Erickson, president and CEO Boston Nonprofit
    82 Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank Janice C. Morse, president and CEO Newburyport Financial services
    83 Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Alicia Barton, CEO and executive director Boston Government
    84 Wineland-Thomson Adventures Judi Wineland, president and co-owner Watertown Travel services
    85 Shepley Bulfinch Carole Wedge, president Boston Architecture
    86 Axcelis Technologies Mary G. Puma, CEO Boxford IT services or technology
    87 Solectria Renewables Anita Worden, co-CEO Lawrence Manufacturing
    88 Wellesley Investment Advisors Darlene M. Murphy, president Wellesley Financial services
    89 Radius Financial Group Sarah Valentini, principal and president Norwell Financial services
    90 Front Line Nancy Salter, president and owner Hopedale Construction
    91 Delaware North - Boston, TD Garden Amy Latimer, president Boston Sports and entertainment arena
    92 Fraser Engineering Co. Cecelia Fraser, president and CEO Newton Construction
    93 F.H. Perry Builder Allison Iantosca, partner and owner Hopkinton Construction
    94 IntePros Consulting Loren Kovalcik, CEO and president Lexington Staffing
    95 B&G Restaurant Supply Tricia Powers Dambrauskas, owner Pittsfield Retail or wholesale
    96 Onyx Specialty Papers Patricia Begrowicz, president and co-owner South Lee Manufacturing
    97 Avedis Zildjian Co. Craigie Zildjian, CEO Norwell Manufacturing
    98 Kaplan Construction Jane Kaplan Peck, COO Brookline Construction
    99 Elaine Construction Co. Lisa Wexler, president Newton Upper Falls Construction
    100 Granite City Electric Supply Co. Phyllis P Godwin, CEO Quincy Retail or wholesale