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

Regina Au is pleased to announce that her article on "Drugs and Products to Watch in 2018" was published on Pharma IQ. Read the article here.

Attorney Barbara Hayes Buell, MPH, managing partner at Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo LLP, recently delivered the alumni address at the Boston University School of Public Health graduation. She is one of the foremost healthcare lawyers in the Commonwealth, and her commencement audience included 1,200 graduates, faculty, alumni, and family members. She addressed topics on social justice and civil rights, and encouraged the graduates to lead by example as she has tried to do. "I've seen bad things happen to good people and have seen laws that kept good people from being all they wanted to be. When I've seen something that was plain wrong or didn't make sense, I said silently to myself, 'someone has to fix this, and I'm going to do it'," she said.

Lydia Chesnick was honored as a 2018 Banker & Tradesman Women of FIRE (Finance, Insurance & Real Estate) on July 19. The Women of FIRE awards luncheon honored 17 of the most influential women in the FIRE sector. For more information, please click here.

Students at Boston University Questrom School of Business in marketing, faculty, and long time Club member Sandra King's capstone Service Marketing class conducted semester-long consulting projects for six organizations, two of which were Uneva Health and Five Rhythms Consulting founded and led by Boston Club members Sue Farina and Rachel Rice, respectively. The students examined the competitive environment, analyzed each company's product portfolio and growth goals and made recommendations on potential business development opportunities supported by strategic and tactical marketing initiatives. Each client received a comprehensive written report and final presentation. Sue and Rachel praised the students for the thoroughness, insightfulness and practical recommendations that they shared.

Nora Yousif recently appearedon NECN's "The Take" with Sue O'Connell. They discussed what women and employers need to know about the new MA Equal Pay Act, which was effective July 1. Watch the segment!  

UPCOMING EVENTS

Prospective Members' Lunch - Tuesday, Sept 11, 2018 (Boston)
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. She will discover why The Boston Club is New England's largest, most influential organization of senior executive and professional women. Read more here >>

Distinguished Leaders Series with Rita B. Allen, President, The Boston Club - Thursday, Sept 13 (Boston)
Join us as we kick off another programming year and welcome The Boston Club's new President, Rita Allen! We'll learn about the path that led Rita to leadership, and the role the Club plays in her life. Don't miss it! Read more here >> 
      
Advancing More Women Into the Boardroom - Thursday, Sept 27 (Boston)
Corporate boards are recognizing the value of diversity in all forms. With more organizations speaking out about the benefits of board gender diversity, including large institutional investors putting pressure on companies with no women on their boards, there is an increasing need for qualified board-ready women candidates. Join us as our board of active directors covers everything from current challenges boards are facing to what it takes to be a viable board-ready candidate. Read more here >>  
                 

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.

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