Boston Globe Magazine and The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) recently announced their annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts. This year was the first time that nonprofit organizations were included and GBFB’s very own President and CEO, Catherine D’Amato, ranked #69! Catherine and members of Team GBFB gathered at a breakfast event at the Seaport Boston Hotel on Friday, October 24, to recognize all the honorees. The breakfast featured welcoming remarks by Linda Pizzuti Henry, Managing Director at the Globe, who addressed how strongly the company feels that female business leaders deserve praise and attention, and noted that studies have shown that women-led businesses can have superior financial performance. There was also a panel discussion with four of the honorees; Fay Donohue, CEO of Delta Dental of Massachusetts; Joanne Domeniconi, Co-Founder of the Grommet; Sylvia Ferrell-Jones, President & CEO, YWCA Boston; and Laura Fitton, Founder of oneforty.com, who all spoke about their careers and what it takes to run a successful business. The full list of honorees was published in the Globe Magazine’s Women & Power Issue at bostonglobe.com/magazine.
Catherine D’Amato, President and CEO, was honored to be recognized among these highly esteemed professional women in Boston and was proud to represent GBFB. She said, "At The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB), building our charitable business has been about reaching more people–children, women, men, elders–with nutritious food at a time when they need it most. Our business is about building partnerships with committed, generous companies, organizations and individuals across the Commonwealth to acquire and distribute food to 190 communities in Eastern Massachusetts every day. On behalf of the dedicated and talented team of GBFB, past and present, I gratefully accept this honor. Together, and with our partners, we will End Hunger Here."
Congratulations to all of this year’s Top 100 Women-Led Business winners and thank you to everyone that supports us to end hunger here all year long!