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Programs & Events

Programs and Events to keep you connected, informed and inspired.

We offer a robust schedule of unique and thoughtful programming and events that reflects the most relevant issues facing the Greater Boston businesses community. With more than 100 programs and networking events in Boston each year, our gatherings allow you and your colleagues to:

  • Collaborate and share points of view
  • Stay informed and hear from prominent regional business leaders
  • Make important connections for your organization and professional development

Women's Network

WNET-Carol-Fulp.JPG#asset:1173:smallFor 25 years, our Women's Network has been on a mission to connect women of all career levels, strengthen their professional networks and engage them in the business community. We do this by convening programs that provide career enrichment and development for women at all professional levels, spotlighting the accomplishments of women and promoting the positive influence women have on our region. 

Join our Women's Network to:

  • Connect with 2,800+ women and build a lifetime network of peers and mentors;
  • Attend the region's best networking programs;
  • Meet, learn from, and be inspired by our region's leading female professionals across industries; and
  • Celebrate women leaders across sectors!

Women's Network Breakfasts

Our breakfast forums are designed to connect you with other women professionals and inspire you with prominent speakers who have made and are making a difference for women professionals. Programs typically run from 8 - 9 a.m. during the week, and feature vibrant, accomplished speakers from a range of industries and backgrounds.

Check out upcoming breakfast events on our calendar.

Women’s Network Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is comprised of a diverse group of senior-level women professionals selected from the Chamber’s board of directors and member companies. Our board helps us identify speakers and sponsors best suited to advance the development and mission of the Women’s Network, while lending insight to our work advocating for female professionals. View our Women's Network Advisory Board members (PDF).

Leading Women Briefings

Invitation-only events for senior female executives that feature outstanding women from our community sharing their leadership lessons during an off the record briefing. Recent speakers include Dr. Allison Davis-Blake of Bentley University and Linda Whitlock of The Whitlock Group. 

Women's Leadership Program

Presented in partnership with Simmons University's School of Management, this distinct program provides emerging female professionals the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and develop professional networks that will serve them throughout their careers. Learn More

Pinnacle Awards

The annual Pinnacle Awards honors women who have demonstrated excellence in business and management in the following categories: Entrepreneurship; Management - Private; Management - Government; Management - Nonprofit; Professions; Healthcare, Arts and Education; Emerging Executive; and Lifetime Achievement. This sell-out event has become one of the premier business gatherings in the region, attracting more than 1,200 attendees. 

The 2020 Pinnacle Awards will take place on Friday, January 31st, 2020. Register by Friday, November 29th to receive special ticket pricing.

View Past Pinnacle Honorees by Achievement

All in for Advancement

Women can provide companies with measurable competitive advantage. Yet far too often, corporate culture can hinder and inhibit the contributions of even the most senior female team members. 

All in for Advancement is designed to change that. This year-long, customized leadership program empowers influential individuals to change corporate cultures at their respective organization by providing a deeper understanding of gender acumen and inclusion, and provide participants with the learning tools needed to achieve inclusivity. We’ve partnered with Babson College to launch this leadership program as part of the Women’s Network 25th anniversary. Learn More

New England Board Ready Women Program

The New England Board Ready Women program, co-sponsored by Deloitte and the  Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, is an educational and networking program for senior female executives who have the interest and experience to be considered for nomination to a public company board or directorship. This program is intended to address the critical business issue of board diversity by preparing high-performing senior executive women to serve on a corporate board. Members of the program gain a knowledge and understanding of the following topics in a series of interactive, workshop-style sessions:

  • The changing landscape of corporate governance
  • Shareholder activism
  • Board committees
  • Legal considerations: expectations and restrictions
  • Board recruitment
  • Personal brand
  • Risk and board member responsibilities 
  • Cybersecurity and other current hot topics

In addition, members have the opportunity to network with past participants of the Board Ready Women program.