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The 2018 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts

The Commonwealth Institute and the Globe Magazine partner to name the most noteworthy companies and nonprofits helmed by women.

From human services and the arts to construction and technology, female executives are the decision makers for Bay State companies with thousands of employees and billions of dollars in revenue.

Here’s how we created the list: 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 consider both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. This is the 17th year that The Commonwealth Institute  —  a nonprofit that supports female business leaders  —  has created the list, and the sixth year that the Globe Magazine has partnered with the group.


NOTE: Leaders in this list were in place at the end of 2017 (the year for which we examined revenue and other data), and a few are no longer at the businesses.

In addition to the list of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts, read brief interviews with some of this year’s honorees, plus a look at some of these women-led organizations by the numbers. Read our entire 2018 Women & Power package at bostonglobe.com/top100.

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