Greater Boston Chamber Announces Lauren Baker as 2023 Pinnacle Award Honoree

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network is pleased to announce the 2023 Pinnacle Awards, honoring nine remarkable female professionals in Greater Boston for outstanding achievement in business, government, and management. The Pinnacle Awards were formed by the Chamber’s Women’s Network to honor leading women for outstanding achievement in the workplace, demonstrated leadership that has made a difference, and a commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the region. The award is the most prestigious honor for female professionals in the region.

This year’s honorees will be recognized on Friday, January 27, 2023, 11:00am – 1:30pm, at the annual Pinnacle Awards held at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport. Past honorees include Governor-Elect Maura Healey, Micho F. Spring, Dr. Pam Eddinger, Secretary Rosalin Acosta, Liz Walker, Kate Walsh, and Nia Grace. View all past honorees by achievement here.

“Congratulations to the Pinnacle Award honorees, who are leading in their industries, our communities, the entire region and beyond. The Pinnacle Awards recognizes and celebrates the leaders who are forging ahead and breaking through barriers.  We are inspired by their transformative vision, influence, and impact, and the Chamber is ensuring that the business community champions every leader who works to build a competitive, inclusive and resilient economy,” said James E. Rooney, President & CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.

“Congratulations to the 2023 Pinnacle Award honorees! These leaders represent the best in innovation and impact – inspiring our communities every day. Thank you to the honorees for their continuous commitment to the future of Massachusetts,” said Susan Loconto Penta, Chair of the Women’s Network Advisory Board and Co-Founder and Managing Partner at MIDIOR.

The 2023 Pinnacle Award honorees are listed below:

Achievement in Arts & Education: Dr. Aisha Francis President & CEO, Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology

Achievement in the Professions: Jess Ackerman Audit & Assurance Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Emerging Executive: Devanshi Purohit Associate Principal, Urban Design, CBT
Achievement in Management – Government: Democratic Whip-Elect Katherine Clark, 5th District of Massachusetts, U.S. House of Representatives

Achievement in Management – Nonprofit: Lauren Baker Founder, Wonderfund

Achievement in Entrepreneurship: Dr. Maya R. Said Founder & CEO, Outcomes4Me Inc.

Achievement in Health Care & Life Sciences: Sandra Cotterell CEO, Codman Square Health Center

Achievement in Management – Private Mary Anne Heino President & CEO, Lantheus

Lifetime Achievement: Juliette Kayyem Faculty Chair of the Homeland Security & Global Health Projects, Harvard Kennedy School

Members of the press wishing to cover the 2023 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. For more than 25 years, 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
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