The Boston Globe Magazine to Partner with The Commonwealth Institute on This Year’s Top 100 Women-Led Businesses Survey

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TCI Still Taking Submissions for Top 100 List; Deadline Oct. 1

This list is a tribute to the hard-working, successful, and inspirational women running businesses in Massachusetts.

The Boston Globe Magazine ( announced today that it will partner with The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) to present TCI’s 12th annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses list. The Top 100 will be announced at a breakfast on November 1 and published in the Globe Magazine’s first-ever Women and Power Issue on November 3 (both in print and at

The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) ( was founded 15 years ago to help women-led businesses become and stay successful. TCI’s membership includes local CEOs, senior corporate executives, directors of nonprofits, and proven solo professionals – all women who are committed to working on their respective businesses. For the past 12 years, TCI has compiled a list of the top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts to highlight the successes of these women throughout the state.

The breakfast will be held at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel from 7:30-10 a.m. on November 1.

“Each of the women on our Top 100 list has made a significant impact on the Commonwealth’s economy and has established herself as a visionary leader of a successful company. The Boston Globe has often reported on the accomplishments of the women on this list, and we’re excited to welcome the Globe as a partner for this fantastic event,” said TCI Executive Director Aileen Gorman.

“The Boston Globe Magazine is honored to partner with The Commonwealth Institute and publish the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses survey results. This list is a tribute to the hard-working, successful, and inspirational women running businesses in Massachusetts,” said Susanne Althoff, editor of the Globe Magazine.

Women-owned businesses account for nearly 200,000 firms in Massachusetts and employ more than 175,000 people across the state.

The Top 100 Businesses are determined by each company’s revenue as reported through a TCI survey. All data will be compiled independently by TCI. Past honorees have spanned sectors from fashion to energy to biomedical firms, illustrating the diversity of the women-led companies across the Commonwealth. Winning businesses are highlighted throughout the year in both print and online media.

Surveys can be submitted until October 1. To submit a survey for your company, visit The Commonwealth Institute website ( or click here (

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Ellen Clegg
Executive Director of Communications, The Boston Globe

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