The 50 Most Powerful Women in Boston
Chef & Restaurateur
Power demo: Changing the very fabric of every neighborhood where she opens a new restaurant.
Philanthropist, President/Chairman, The Lynch Foundation
Power demo: Heading up (after cofounding) the Lynch Foundation, which has given upward of $50 million to more than 200 organizations.
Mary Anne Marsh
Principal,The Dewey Square Group; Political Analyst, Fox News
Power demo: Strategizing for both Fortune 500 companies and political players like John Kerry and Treasurer Shannon O’Brien.
Chairman/Cofounder Bright Horizons; Cofounder Horizons for Homeless Children
Power demo: Providing childcare services to more than 80,000 families in 703 facilities across the state.
Director, The Institute of Contemporary Art
Power demo: Building the ICA’s $51 million home on Fan Pier, replacing (and tripling the size of) its former quarters in a Back Bay Victorian.
President/CEO, TJX Companies
Power demo: Steering the off-price retail giant safely through credit-card disasters and economic plunges alike.
Managing Director, Arlington Advisory Partners; Chair, MGH Board of Trustees
Power demo: Driving MGH’s Campaign for the Third Century of MGH Medicine — the largest campaign in the hospital’s history…and, you know, her 13 years as head of Boston’s Federal Reserve Bank.
Chairman, Global Corporate Practice; President, Massachusetts Senate
Power demo: Authoring the 2008 bill that stopped doctors from getting paid by Big Pharma to push drugs onto patients.
Principal, The Shawmut Group
Power demo: Acting as Mitt Romney’s gubernatorial chief of staff, and as his campaign manager and closest aide during the 2008 presidential race.
Artistic Director, America Repertory Theater
Power demo: Reviving theater in Boston with cutting-edge, immersive productions like The Donkey Show and Sleep No More.