Women’s Leadership Development Impact Study: Massachusetts

A longitudinal survey, conducted annually, on women’s leadership in Massachusetts businesses

Research Objective

The goal of our Women’s Leadership Impact Study is to expose barriers and catalyze progress in women’s leadership, focusing on the development, retention and advancement of women in companies across the state. This study and subsequent roundtable sessions aim to identify best practices for a creating equitable business structures. 

RESEARCH OBJECTIVE

The goal of our Women’s Leadership Impact Study is to expose barriers and catalyze progress in women’s leadership, focusing on the development, retention and advancement of women in companies across the state. This study and subsequent roundtable sessions aim to identify best practices for a creating equitable business structures. 

HYPOTHESIS

Many employers, profit and nonprofit alike, conduct leadership development programs with varying degrees of success, and limited external evidence that women are advancing into equal roles in leadership in the workforce.

We believe that a scorecard that sets a baseline of women’s presence at various levels of management and leadership and provides an inventory of practices to advance women can be the springboard to systematic, sustained progress for women into leadership.

WHY PARTICIPATE?

By sharing your data around women’s advancement, you help us establish a baseline, uncover gap areas, identify and scale best practices, and ultimately yield real progress across the state.

Make a statement to your employees, customers, investors, and public policy makers that the advancement of women in leadership matters to your organizational success.

Read The Latest Report

Download the 2022 Report today! This study and subsequent roundtable sessions aim to identify best practices and strategies for a creating equitable business structures.

Options for Engagement

STUDY PARTICIPANT
• Contribute organizational data as part of the data collection process
• Receive research report and private benchmark report card
• Invited to attend monthly practicum sessions

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
• Leader serves as an Ambassador
• Encourage participation across marketplace and networks
• Contribute financially to the initiative
• Co-host monthly practicum sessions
• Contribute insight and quotes for 2021 results report

PARTNER ORGANIZATION
Commitment to research participation, campaign to membership, clients and partners

SPONSOR ORGANIZATION
• Contribute financially to the initiative
• Encourage participation across marketplace and networks
• Contribute insight and quotes for 2021 results report

Make a statement to your employees, customers, investors, and public policy makers that advancement of women in leadership matters to your organizational success.

Leadership Council

Tricia Canavan

CEO
Tech Foundry

 

Joanne Hilferty

President & CEO
Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries

 

David Long

CEO
Liberty Mutual

Eileen McAnneny

President
Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation

Corey Thomas

Chairman & CEO
Rapid7

Pallavi Verma

Senior Managing Director
Accenture

Research Partners

Research Sponsors

Past Reports: Massachusetts

View the 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 Women’s Leadership Development in Massachusetts Impact Studies.

2021

2020

2019

2018

Questions about the program? Contact us.

“The Women's Edge supports systematic, sustained progress for women into leadership roles throughout the business community.”

 

Elizabeth Hailer, CEO

“There aren’t many places that you can go where the only agenda is for you to be successful.”

CEO forum member

“The Women's Edge supports systematic, sustained progress for women into leadership roles throughout the business community.”

Elizabeth Hailer, CEO

“The Women's Edge supports systematic, sustained progress for women into leadership roles throughout the business community.”

Elizabeth Hailer, CEO