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Power Lists

The 150 Most Influential Bostonians in 2024

Forget the past—the pandemic is over, and Boston is shuttling toward the future. So who’s steering the ship in this brave new world? Buckle up, […]

The 150 Most Influential Bostonians in 2023

For years, Boston’s women have fought for a seat at the tables of power. Now, in a stream of elections, appointments, and hires over the […]

The 100 Most Influential Bostonians in 2022

1. Michelle Wu, Mayor It’s not just that she’s the new mayor that makes Wu this year’s most influential Bostonian; it’s that she is a […]

Boston Power 2021

1. The Vaccine Makers Fires and rising seas; anti-racism protests from coast to coast; the most consequential and violent presidential election of our time; and, […]

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Boston’s Influencers Speak Out

Ibram X. Kendi Director and founder, Center for Antiracist Research, Boston University WELCOMING COMMITTEE: Not since Pedro Martinez has a newcomer won over Boston like […]

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The 100 Most Influential People in Boston

Who really runs this town? These days, influence is found all over.

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Philanthropy in Boston 2017

Just in time for the holiday season, see who made our list of the city’s most influential givers.

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The 21 Most Powerful People in Boston Business

Want to know what the Boston of tomorrow is going to look like? Just ask these movers and shakers.

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Power 2016: Family Ties

In business, real estate, politics, and more, these are the families shaping our city and our lives.

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Boston’s 50 Most Powerful People: The List

KEY ⬆︎ BUY Get on the bandwagon. ➡︎ HOLD Established player. ⬇︎SELL Storm clouds ahead. ⬇︎ 1. John Fish Chairman and CEO, Suffolk Construction; chairman, Boston 2024 Though Fish has frequently […]

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The Power of Ideas

Meet the city’s new power class: visionaries, idealists, and thinkers among us whose insights are transforming the way we live, work, learn, and play—not only here in Boston, but around the world.

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The Power List: The 25 Most Influential People in Boston Philanthropy

Nonprofits and the philanthropists behind them do an enormous amount of important work in Boston. They feed the hungry, educate children, take care of the sick, and sponsor a thriving arts and culture community. But at the upper echelons of the city, philanthropy is about something else, too. It’s about writing $10 million checks, leading $1 billion capital campaigns, getting your name stamped on college buildings, and fighting for coveted seats on prestigious boards. In other words, it’s about power—the money, influence, and ideas that make things happen. And no one in town has more of it than the leaders listed here, the 25 most powerful people in Boston philanthropy.

The 50 Most Powerful People in Boston

After talking to scores of insiders across the area, we ranked the city’s heavy hitters and examine power in all its forms—from political muscle and business influence to cultural capital and social networking.

The 50 Most Powerful Women in Boston

In more ways and fields than ever, these women are stepping up and taking the reins in Boston: Meet the players who pull the strings in Boston.

Power: The 100 Women Who Run This Town

Twenty years ago — perhaps even ten — it would have been impossible to publish a story about the 100 most powerful women in Boston. […]