Women are Leading the Future of Boston

March 9, 2023

Women have been making remarkable contributions to the city of Boston for almost four centuries. Some of the most influential women in United States history have called Boston home, including Abigail Adams, Louisa May Alcott, Amelia Earhart, and many more. Their achievements enriched the city, leading Boston in a direction of positive change and essential progress. In recent years, we have seen even more trailblazing women follow in these footsteps and make history by taking on leadership roles.

In 2018, Congresswoman Ayanna Presley became the first woman of color to be elected to Congress from Massachusetts when she was elected to the House of Representatives. Boston celebrated another historic win in 2021 when Michelle Wu became the first woman and first person of color elected as Mayor of Boston. And the progress did not stop there! The most recent mayoral and gubernatorial elections in Boston resulted in the first all-women executive team to lead Massachusetts. Alongside Kim Driscoll as lieutenant governor, Maura Healy is the first woman and first openly LGBTQ governor in Massachusetts history. Attorney General Andrea Campbell is also the first Black woman to be elected in her position.

Boston is seeing tremendous progress not only within its government, but also within the city’s corporate businesses and local organizations. According to Boston Business Journal, “Almost 46% of women said they work for a company where women occupy at least half of the leadership positions, and 35% of women said the percentage of women in leadership roles at their companies has increased over the past two or three years.”

Meet Boston, formerly known as the Greater Boston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, is an excellent example of a thriving organization led by a woman. Since 2019, CEO Martha Sheridan has used her extensive experience in destination marketing and previous leadership roles throughout New England to help rebuild Boston’s hospitality and tourism sector. Sheridan has been essential in bringing people back to the city and maintaining an upward trajectory for tourism that exceeds yearly projections.

As a women-owned business, Corinthian Events is proud to see the number of women that are being given the opportunity to lead Boston in their own unique ways. It is important to continue this progress and support women as they continue to forge new ground and make history. This Women’s History Month, there are many ways to celebrate, honor, and acknowledge women in Boston. Below is a list of resources with ways you can get involved!


6 Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month in Boston

From art exhibits to walking tours, shares their list of the best ways to celebrate Women’s History Month in Boston.

Meet Boston Women’s History Month Guide

Meet Boston’s comprehensive guide of events, activities, and women-owned businesses to check out this month. You may even see Corinthian Events on there!


Boston Parks Celebrate Women’s History Month

Did you know that many parks in Boston are named after famous women in history? City of Boston rounded up every destination honoring the legacies of important women for you to add to your itinerary.

GBH Celebrates Women’s History Month

Throughout the month of March, the GBH schedule of programming includes audio and video stories that provide a deeper understanding of important contributions from women all around the world.

Museum of Science Women’s History Month Celebration

On Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19, the Museum of Science celebrates women in STEM with a special weekend of keynote speakers, live presentations, activities, and more!


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