Boston's Most Influential Women Gala

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Harvard Club of Boston

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Boston, MA 02115

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Join us at the Harvard Club of Boston as we celebrate Boston's Most Influential Women.

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Please join the Harvard Club of Boston for our 6th Anniversary Boston's Most Influential Women Celebration, where we will recognize and honor some of Boston's most accomplished women. Held every other year, the 2020 event will recognize seven women chosen for their demonstrated leadership, achievements, influence and mentorship in business, law, healthcare, STEM, philanthropy, academia, and the arts.

Keynote speaker Diane Paulus was selected for the 2014 TIME 100, TIME Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. She is an American director of both theater and opera. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for her revival of Hair, and won the award in 2013 for her revival of Pippin. She received the 2009 Harvard College Women’s Leadership Award and the Columbia University IAL Diamond Award.

“There are few leaders in the arts that are more dynamic, innovative and visionary than Diane Paulus. She has been an outstanding member of our arts and culture community, and her perspective will inspire great conversation with the audience,” said Karen Van Winkle, former Harvard Club of Boston president, the first female president in the Club’s history, who serves on the nominating committee for this prestigious event.

The 2020 honorees include:

Geri Denterlein MPA '90: Founder & CEO, Denterlein

Drew Faust AM '01, LLD '19: President Emerita and Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor, Harvard University

Laurie H. Glimcher AB '72, MD '76: President & CEO, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Director of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, and the Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Elizabeth L. Hailer: Executive Director, The Commonwealth Institute

Annapurna Poduri AB '94, MPH '07: Director, Epilepsy Genetics Program and Poduri Lab, Boston Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Katey Stone: The Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey

**Rising Star Award** Sheena Collier EdM '05: Founder & CEO, The Collier Connection; Senior Economic Opportunity Advisor, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

About the Harvard Club of Boston

The Harvard Club of Boston is a private club established in 1908 to encourage the social, intellectual and athletic interests of our members, to promote the welfare of Harvard University, to assist students with financial aid, and to foster the Harvard Spirit in all Harvard men and women. The organization maintains two clubhouses: one in the Back Bay neighborhood in Boston, and one in the Financial District. Members of the Club have access to exclusive events, dining opportunities, and athletic facilities in the two locations. With approximately 5,000 members, the Harvard Club is one of the City’s premier private clubs and has been named a Platinum Club of America and a Platinum Club of the World.

Mingle with fellow guests over hors d'oeuvres and a seated dinner.

Dinner Menu

Salad Course

Farm salad with English cucumber, heirloom tomatoes, radish and champagne vinaigrette

Entrée (choice of one)

Honey aleppo salmon


Spice rubbed statler chicken breast

served with creamy masa, pico de gallo, tomatillo sauce, grilled zucchini


Key lime tartlet

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