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December 7, 2023
Media Contact: Casey Baines
Chamber Announces Ten Greater Boston Leaders as
2024 Pinnacle Award Honorees
The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network is pleased to announce the 2024 Pinnacle Awards, honoring ten remarkable female professionals in Greater Boston for outstanding achievement in business, government, and management. The 2024 Pinnacle Awards mark the 30th Anniversary of the most prestigious honor for female professionals in the region.
The Pinnacle Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the workplace, demonstrated leadership that has made a difference, and a commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the region. This year’s honorees will be celebrated on Friday, January 26, 2024, 11:00am – 1:30pm, at the annual Pinnacle Awards held at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport. More than 1,200 attendees are expected to attend the Awards ceremony, including elected and appointed officials and business and community leaders representing every industry. Past honorees include Governor Maura Healey, Democratic Whip Katherine Clark, Micho F. Spring, Juliette Kayyem, Dr. Aisha Francis, Sandra Cotterell, Devanshi Purohit, and Nia Grace. View all past honorees by achievement here.
“For 30 years, the Chamber’s Women’s Network has proudly celebrated the leaders in our region who make our business community and region successful,” said James E. Rooney, President & CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. “Congratulations to the 2024 Pinnacle Award honorees, who represent the best of the business community. Every day, they are transforming and advancing their companies and sectors, ensuring that Massachusetts is a place for every person and business can reach new heights.”
“Congratulations to the 2024 Pinnacle Award honorees! As we celebrate 30 years of the Pinnacle Awards, this year’s honorees represent the best of the Women’s Network and the region’s business community. Their leadership continues to shape a strong future for the Commonwealth,” said Susan Loconto Penta, Chair of the Women’s Network Advisory Board and Co-Founder and Managing Partner at MIDIOR.
The 2024 Pinnacle Award honorees are listed below:
Achievement in Entrepreneurship
Achievement in Management – Government
Achievement in Management – Non-Profit
Achievement in the Professions
Achievement in Health Care
Christine C. Schuster, RN, MBA
Achievement in Arts & Education
Chief of Staff to Chairman and CEO, Ron O’Hanley & Global Head of Internal Communications & CEO Experience Program, State Street Corporation
Board Member, EforAll, Shopify, & Jobber and Former CEO, Constant Contact
The Greater Boston Chamber’s Women’s Network was founded in 1994 to promote and expand economic opportunities throughout the Greater Boston region for all women in business through shared leadership and expertise. The Women’s Network offers events and programs that provide inspiration and enrich the opportunities and careers for women at all professional levels and promote the positive and transformative influence that women have within the Greater Boston region.
In addition, the Chamber’s Board of Directors successfully achieved a significant goal as part of its continuing efforts to promote business community equity and inclusion: women now represent 51% of Directors. Not only has Board gender parity been achieved, but the Chamber reached this goal two years early.
The 2024 Pinnacle Sponsors are:
Members of the press wishing to cover the 2024 Pinnacle Awards should RSVP to Casey Baines at [email protected].
About the Chamber’s Women’s Network
In the Chamber’s Women’s Network, there is a diverse group of more than 3,000 women and male allies at all levels of their careers, from all backgrounds, sectors, and industries, and professions, with the collective mission to make Greater Boston the best place for professional women to thrive. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Women’s Network has connected female professionals of all backgrounds and career levels. The Women’s Network is the largest in New England, strengthening the professional networks of women.
About the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber is the convener, voice, and advocate of the region’s business community, committed to making Greater Boston the best place for all businesses and all people to thrive. We help our members and Greater Boston succeed by convening and connecting the business community; researching, developing and advocating for public policies that contribute to our region’s economic success; and providing comprehensive learning and development programs designed to grow strong business and civic leaders. Learn more at BostonChamber.com.