Business is no longer a men’s club. In fact, Businesswomen make up the most prominent presence of many industries, especially here in Boston. In a city of bustling innovators, startups, and renowned academia and medics, many women have not only thrived, but completely reinvented their fields. So, check out some of Boston’s most accomplished businesswomen below.
1) Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University
It’s no surprise that the first woman on our list resides in the academic distric, as Boston is the world’s leading college town. In addition to 30 colleges and universities within its boundaries, it also boasts some of the most renowned research institutions in the world, such as MIT, Tufts, Boston University, Northeastern University and, perhaps most famously, Harvard University. Faust is Harvard’s first female president, and extremely respected in the world of academia as a renowned historian, as well. After 11 incredible years in office, Faust plans to step down in June of 2018.
2) Elizabeth G. Nabel, President of Brigham and Women’s Healthcare
Not only is Dr. Nabel the president of one of Boston’s leading health care centers, but she’s also the Chief Health and Medical Adviser to the National Football League. With countless innovation plans and a strong focus on women’s health, Dr. Nabel has launched initiatives like The Heart Truth to promote cardiovascular awareness and health for women. She is also the first female president of Brigham and Women’s Health Care.
3) Jane Deery, CEO of PGR Media
Power woman Jane Deery arriving at The Golden Globe's in Michael De Paulo #goldenglobes #redcarpet #fashion pic.twitter.com/7KHPmf4M
— Michael DePaulo (@MichaelDePaulo) January 16, 2012
Another big-name businesswomen is Jane Deery, and if an appearance at the Golden Globes and Oscars does not convince you of her success, I’m not sure what will. With clients like Kate Spade New York and Top Chef, Deery’s company is trendy, fresh and modern. As they mainly focus on fashion retail, they are truly the “boutique” agency every up-and-coming stylist should know about.
4) Trynka Shineman, president of Vistaprint
Shineman is in charge of the Vistaprint brand throughout Australia and New Zealand, North America, and Europe. Vistaprint is an e-commerce business that produces customized marketing products for micro-companies. Shineman is a champion of women, as she has been vocal about her opinion of female leaders in the business world and how there should be more of them. What’s more? This force of nature is based right in Waltham?
5) Pamela Goodman, Chief Executive Officer of Beacon Communities
A perfect example of successful businesswomen giving back to the community is Pamela Goodman. Not only did she help double Beacon Communities’ units and revenue, but she also resides as a board member of the housing committee of Hebrew Senior Life. In addition, she is a member of the board of MAB Community Services, an organization that seeks to create opportunities for people with disabilities. She was also elected to the Brookline Housing Authority board, further proving her legitimacy as a role model in the real estate industry.
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