Welcome. Thank you for visiting The Boston Club’s website. We are one of the largest communities of women executives and professional leaders in the Northeast. We are both a club and a cause. As a club, we offer programming, events and other opportunities for leaders of advanced professional stages and backgrounds to connect with, engage with and enrich each other. As a cause, our mission is to impel the advancement of women to top leadership positions. Our core belief is that more women in significant and visible leadership roles will mean better business performance and strengthened economic health in our communities.

 

CLUB UPDATES

The following slate of officers and directors was elected at The Boston Club's Annual Meeting held on June 13 at the Boston Harbor Hotel. For a listing of all current Board members, and information about each, look here. 


Secretary - Karen Whitley
Treasurer - Jeannine Robbins-Murphy
Chair, Corporate Board Committee – Hilary Potts

Chair, Marketing Committee – Wendy Vincent
CoChair, Program Committee – Marianne Herlihy
CoChair, Program Committee – Nancy Israel
Chair, Technology Committee – Joan Kennedy
At-Large Director -  Julie Gerschick
At-Large Director -  Jackie Glenn
At-Large Director -  Julie Trainor
At-Large Director -  Julie Vail 


Harvard Pilgrim Health Care has elected Joyce A. Murphy as chair of its Board of Directors. Joyce is Executive Vice Chancellor of UMass Medical School's Commonwealth Medicine division, and has served on Harvard Pilgrim's board since 2009. Joyce was recommended to then-Harvard Pilgrim CEO Charlie Baker by the Club's Corporate Board Committee. You can read more about Joyce's appointment here.

Enterome SA, a pioneer of innovative therapies for microbiome-related diseases, is pleased to announce that Mary Thistle has joined the Enterome board as a Non-executive Director. Mary brings extensive experience in the life sciences industry, serving in senior finance, operations and business development roles. She is currently Chief Operating Officer at Dimension Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing new therapeutic products for people living with devastating rare and metabolic diseases associated with the liver.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Within The Boston Club, diversity is the recognition of and valuing of differences among groups, including and not limited to race, religion, class, age, gender, sexual orientation, mental and physical challenges, and work/life balance issues. Inclusion is the action of diversity, how we live, our respect for others and how we effectively utilize our leadership to promote the advancement of all women. 

A diverse membership ensures the richness and vibrancy of ideas, topics and approaches. Ultimately, diversity and inclusion enhance the quality of experience, round out the membership and develop leadership depth.

UPCOMING EVENTS

August 17, 2017 Noon (Waltham) Prospective Members' Lunch
Are you planning to sponsor a colleague, a friend, or a fellow board member for membership in The Boston Club? Bring her as a guest of the Membership Committee to this special lunch. Introduce her to other Boston Club members, including Board members and our Executive Director. She will discover why The Boston Club is New England's largest, most influential organization of senior executive and professional women.

August 22, 2017 11:00am (Rye, NH)
 
Golf Outing at Wentworth By The Sea
For the ninth year, The Boston Club is hosting a summer golf outing - at beautiful Wentworth By The Sea Country Club. Whether you're a brand new golfer or a pro, please join us for an afternoon of great golf, on a gorgeous course with a view of the ocean!  Limited to 48 players - register now!

BRINGING DIVERSITY ON BOARD
State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg announced the release of a comprehensive report from her “Bringing Diversity on Board” initiative, an effort she launched earlier this year to help corporate leaders advance diversity in the boardroom. In May, Goldberg organized three roundtables in Boston that brought together participants from the following industries: technology; finance; and health care, biotechnology, life sciences, and pharmaceuticals. The report provides a detailed overview of the successful strategies and action items shared at the roundtables.   “Board directors are charged with planning the strategic direction of the companies they oversee in a dynamic and rapidly-evolving environment.  Recruiting, investing in, and retaining a diverse board is not just a social goal; it is a business imperative,” said Treasurer Goldberg.  “Working together, we are making important progress to strengthen our businesses and our economy.  Now is the time to seize the momentum.  We hope corporate leaders and other stakeholders find this report helpful and practical.”   The full report is available at this link.

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