Welcome to TCI

The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) is a vibrant nonprofit organization, founded to help women-led businesses become and stay successful.

Our membership includes CEOs, senior corporate executives, directors of nonprofits and proven solo professionals – women who are committed to working on their respective businesses.

Our organization is “community-based” – our goal is to help each other learn, grow and succeed as women business owners and business leaders.

Our programs and events are varied, collaborative and unique, always focused on helping participants develop personally and professionally.


Upcoming Events


Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts 2014 Survey Open!

Top 100 Women Led Businesses

We are excited to announce the kickoff of our 13th annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses survey. In partnership with the Boston Globe Magazine, The Commonwealth Institute is taking a more holistic approach to create this year’s Top 100 Women-Led Businesses list.


We will include both for-profit and non-profit organizations and incorporate new ranking criteria. Although revenue will remain an essential component, we will also weigh workplace and board diversity, innovation, and number of full-time (FTE) employees. Unlike previous years, revenue (or non-profit operating revenue) will not be published.


Survey is Open!

Businesses are being asked to take this survey to be considered for the list.


Deadline: Surveys can be submitted until May 30.


Results: The Top 100 will be announced at a breakfast on October 24 and published in the Globe Magazine’s Women and Power Issue on October 26 (both in print and at bostonglobe.com/magazine).


For more information, contact: Meredith Kirchheimer at mkirchheimer@commonwealthinstitute.org or 617-888-6101.


Join the conversation, #TCITop100


Business Books & Coffee

Join us monthly for our new program Business Books & Coffee!


According to the U.S. Labor Department, business people who read at least seven business books per year earn over 230% more than people reading just one book per year!  Why? The world of business is an ever-changing environment based on the latest trends and newest ideas. Staying at the forefront of business developments will help you execute your business strategy, become an influential leader, and position your company for success.


The Business Book Club (BBC) meets to discuss relevant and thought-provoking business books in order to-


Learn… current business trends and ideas.

Discover… tools for personal and professional growth.

Connect… with business colleagues.

Identify… organizational best practices.


We are alternating between Broward and Dade County for our meetings which will be on the first Wednesday of every month.  We had our first Broward meeting on March 5th and selected our first book. For those of you interested in participating in Broward, our next meeting is Wednesday May 7th,  from 8:00am-9:30am at Kaufman Rossin’s Broward offices (3101 North Federal Hwy  8th Floor Fort Lauderdale).  We have two great facilitators, Janet Altman- Marketing Principal at KR and Meredith Tucker- Entrepreneurial Services Manager.  The first book we will be reading is Leadership with Self Deception”by Arbinger Institute.


We had our first meeting in Dade on Wednesday, April 2 at Kaufman Rossin’s Miami office (2669 South Bayshore Drive Coconut Grove) where selected Arianna Huffington’s new book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder.  Our facilitators for Dade are Janet Altman- Marketing Principal at KR and Nancy Allen- President & CEO of Women’s Business Development Council of Florida.


For more information or to RSVP please contact Katie Doyle at kdoyle@commonwealthinstitute.org at 305.799.6547

Date: May 7th, 2014
Time: 8:00am-9:30am