Massachusetts Women Leading the Way


Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA
United States

Tuesday, 12 November 2019 - 12:00pm

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Come to be empowered and inspired by seven dynamic women leaders and be inspired to make a difference locally, nationally, and globally. About this Event

Join us for a panel discussion with Massachusetts women who are leading the ways in public service and business communities. Come to be empowered and inspired to make a difference locally, nationally, and globally.

Keynote Speaker: Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Commonwealth of Massachusetts


The Honorable Massachusetts State Representative Liz Miranda. Liz serves the Fifth Suffolk district . She is a Cape-Verdean-American community organizer and politician.

Tina Chery, Founder and President, The Peace Institute Tina is an internationally recognized expert in the field of homicide response. She is the founder of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, which she founded in 1994, after the murder of her 15 year old son.

Philly Laptiste, Executive Director, Bowdoin Street Health Center A driven leader, Philly was born and raised on Bowdoin Street. She has committed her time to numerous community building and neighborhood improvement events and is passionate about improving the well-being of the neighborhood and the people within it. She was recently appointed by Mayor Walsh to the Boston Public Health Commission.

Gabrielle King Morse, CEO, Center for Women and Enterprise Gaby is a visionary leader of both non-profit and for-profit organizations. The Center for Women and Enterprise is a nationally known nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women start and grow their businesses.

Colette Phillips, President and CEO, Colette Phillips Communications Named to the Boston Business Journal's Power 50 and listed as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Boston by Boston Magazine, Colette is an icon in the Boston's business community and has been called a visionary, connector, multicultural marketing maven and game-changer.

Amy Spurling, Co-founder and CEO, Compt Named by the Boston Business Journal as CFO of the Year in 2016, Amy is an experienced leader at venture backed companies. Over her career she has closed over 10 round of financing totaling more than $200 million dollars. Compt designs employee perks so they actually work.

Moderated by: Sonia L. Alleyne, Nonprofit Advisor and Visiting Instructor, Institute for Public Service, Suffolk University

Author Jackie Glenn will be selling her book, Lift as I Climb: An Immigrant Girl's Journey Through Corporate America