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The Home for Little Wanderers Named to Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts

The Women’s Edge (formerly The Commonwealth Institute) together with its partner The Boston Globe,  announced The Home for Little Wanderers was a part of the 22nd annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list, recognizing the honorees during a celebratory breakfast event. These 100 organizations generated nearly $72 billion in total revenue in 2021, demonstrating that women are key drivers of the state’s economy.

“The organizations on this year’s diverse list are driving innovation across the country, from increased manufacturing capacity to breakthroughs in clinical care and therapeutics” said The Women’s Edge Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth L. Hailer. “We are honored to celebrate the Top 100 women leaders and hopes it inspires others to drive for success here in our region and beyond.”

“At The Home for Little Wanderers we are proud to put the needs of vulnerable children and families in our state first. Our dedicated team provides services including; adoption and foster care, behavioral health, residential care, special education and young adult programs all aimed at creating better, brighter futures for kids,” said The Home’s CEO and President Lesli Suggs, LICSW. “It is an honor to be named one of the top 100 women-led businesses alongside so many inspiring leaders and organizations.”

This is the 22nd year that The Women’s Edge – a Boston-based nonprofit organization devoted to advancing women in leadership positions — created the list through a nomination process and reviewed both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, and the 10th year that the list was created in collaboration with The Boston Globe. In addition to revenue or operating budget, factors considered in the evaluation included workplace and management diversity, board makeup, and innovative projects.

“We’re proud to once again partner with The Women’s Edge to recognize these 100 remarkable companies—and the remarkable women who lead them,” said Globe Magazine editor Francis Storrs. “It’s a privilege to celebrate this year’s honorees for all they’ve accomplished, and for the example they’re setting for future generations of leaders.”

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