Top 100 Women-Led Businesses list for 2013 (based on 2012 annual revenue)

In order to rank on this Top 100 list, companies must have completed a survey available through TCI, or have publically available revenue data. In some cases, numbers were estimated.

In this report, we share the findings of our survey: Top 100 Research Report 2013

The Commonwealth Institute conducts a survey each year to identify and rank the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts, based on annual revenue. The goal of the survey is to also understand and get the pulse on issues and opportunities facing women business leaders in our state and find trends.

Who are the Top 100? The women and companies representing our Top 100 list are an economic force to be reckoned with:  At $53.8B in revenue, these women-led businesses represent 13% of the Massachusetts GDP.  With over 200,000 workers, they keep over 6% of all Massachusetts employees on the job.   These women lead in nearly every  industry sector—  health care related businesses,   construction,   communications,  technology and  in IT services and in manufacturing.

Key Themes: This year 177 companies provided survey information to TCI as part of our research process to determine the Top 100.  In reading these responses I was struck by the resilience and creativity of these business leaders.   Three overall themes emerged from this year’s survey

  • We’re in Growth Mode
  • We have a healthy relationship with Health Care reform
  • Talent is our number one issue

Read the rest of the report for more stats. Top 100 Research Report 2013

Company Location Business Type 2012 Revenue (millions) Leader
1 The TJX Cos. Framingham retail $23,200.0 Carol Meyrowitz, CEO
2 Philips Healthcare Andover health care $13,000.0 Deborah DiSanzo, CEO and executive vice president
3 BJ’s Wholesale Club Westborough retail $12,710.0 Laura Sen, president and CEO
4 Arnold Worldwide, Boston Boston advertising $1,900.0 Pam Hamlin, managing partner/president
5 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Boston publishing $1,286.0 Linda Zecher, president, CEO, and director
6 Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr Boston law $1,076.0 Susan Murley, co-managing partner
7 Goodwin Procter Boston law $715.5 Regina Pisa, chairwoman and partner
8 Continental Resources Bedford IT services $401.9 Mary Nardella, CEO
9 DigitasLBi Boston advertising $400.0 Barbara Goose, regional president, Boston/Detroit
10 Copyright Clearance Center Danvers copyright licensing $255.6 Tracey Armstrong, president and CEO
11 Constant Contact Waltham marketing $252.2 Gail F. Goodman, CEO
12 Atlas Travel Milford travel services $220.6 Elaine Osgood, president and CEO
13 Axcelis Technologies Beverly technology $203.4 Mary G. Puma, chairwoman and CEO
14 Hill Holliday Boston advertising $184.0 Karen Kaplan, president and CEO
15 Granite City Electric Supply Co. Quincy retail/wholesale $111.0 Phyllis Papani Godwin, CEO
16 Edgewater Technology Wakefield IT services $100.9 Shirley Singleton, chairwoman, president, and CEO
17 The Princeton Review Framingham education $100.0 Deborah Ellinger, CEO
18 Millennium Partners Sports Club Management Boston fitness $97.8 Smaiyra M. Million, CEO
19 Onyx Specialty Papers South Lee manufacturing $80.0 Patricia Begrowicz, president and owner
20 Communispace Boston marketing $75.0 Diane Hessan, president and CEO
21 Avedis Zildjian Co. Norwell manufacturing $72.1 Craigie Zildjian, CEO
22 The Training Associates Westborough staffing $71.2 Maria Melfa, president
23 Eastern Insurance Group Natick insurance $58.0 Hope Aldrich, president and CEO
24 Atlantic Charter Insurance Co. Boston insurance $53.2 Linda J. Sallop, president and CEO
25 AdTech Systems Sudbury technology $51.0 Elizabeth Ann Gormley, president and founder
26 E.T. & L. Corp. Stow construction $49.0 Jennie Lee Colosi, president and treasurer
27 Infinity Pharmaceuticals Cambridge biotechnology $47.1 Adelene Perkins, chairwoman, president, and CEO
28 PI Worldwide Wellesley consulting $46.0 Nancy J. Martini, president and CEO
29 Candlewick Press Somerville publishing $40.4 Karen Lotz, president and publisher
30 P3I Hopkinton engineering $37.4 Janice P. Guy, president and CEO
31 Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott Boston architecture $35.0 Carole C. Wedge, president
32 New England Office Supply Braintree retail $30.2 Indira Patel, president and CEO
33 Eliza Corp. Danvers health care $29.0 Alexandra Drane, chairwoman, CVO, and cofounder
34 Plastic Packaging Corp. West Springfield manufacturing $29.0 Susan Weiss Firestone, president
35 Travel Leaders Framingham travel management $29.0 Diane Mullahy, president and owner
36 Next Generation Children’s Centers Sudbury education $28.0 Donna Kelleher, president, CEO, and founder
37 Vecna Cambridge health care $28.0 Deborah Theobald, chairwoman and CEO
38 Overture Partners Newton staffing $27.7 Diana Crowell, CEO
39 John Galt Staffing Burlington staffing $27.6 Kirstin Siemering, president
40 Hollister Staffing Boston staffing $27.0 Kip Hollister, CEO and founder
41 Radius Financial Group Norwell mortgage banking $24.4 Sarah Valentini, president
42 United Personnel Services Springfield staffing $22.9 Mary Ellen Scott, CEO, and Patricia Canavan, president
43 New Bedford Medical Associates Dartmouth health care $21.0 Jane Zychowicz, CFO and COO
44 KNF&T Staffing Resources Boston staffing $19.3 Elizabeth A. Tucker, president and CEO
45 SJB Bagel Makers of Boston/Finagle a Bagel Newton food $19.0 Laura B. Trust, president
46 KHJ Brand Activation Boston marketing $18.8 Judy A. Habib, president and CEO
47 Late July Organic Snacks Barnstable food $18.6 Nicole Bernard Dawes, CEO and cofounder
48 Lancaster Packaging Hudson retail $16.3 Marianne Lancaster, president and CEO
49 Solidus Technical Solutions Leominster computing $16.0 Darlene Tucker, president and CEO
50 Chadwick Martin Bailey Boston consulting $14.7 Anne Bailey Berman, president and CEO
51 HouseWorks Newton health care $14.3 Andrea Cohen, CEO and cofounder
52 XpertTech Woburn consulting $13.0 Mayuri Janapareddy, president and founder
53 Boston Common Asset Management Boston financial services $12.4 Geeta B. Aiyer, president and founder
54 The Catered Affair Hingham food $12.0 Holly P. Safford, president
55 Front Line Hopedale construction $12.0 Nancy Salter, president
56 Prism Energy Services Quincy consulting $11.6 Wendy Simmons, president and owner
57 F.H. Perry Builder Hopkinton construction $11.5 Allison P. Iantosca, partner
58 Nitsch Engineering Boston engineering $11.4 Lisa A. Brothers, president and CEO
59 Wellesley Investment Advisors Wellesley financial services $11.3 Darlene M. Murphy, president and cofounder
60 State Cleaning Service Needham cleaning services $11.0 Jennifer G. Lourie, president and CEO
61 TRU Corp. Peabody manufacturing $10.8 Linda Moulton, CEO
62 Boston Biomedical Associates Northborough consulting $10.6 Lauren Baker, president and owner
63 Cambridge Biomarketing Cambridge communications $10.0 Maureen Franco, partner and CEO
64 Long Term Solutions Natick health care $10.0 Noreen Guanci, CEO and cofounder
65 R&L Associates Beverly staffing $10.0 Fran Dichner, president and CEO
66 Blitz Media Waltham communications $9.9 Melissa Lea, president and CEO
67 D&R Products Hudson manufacturing $9.7 Cece Newman, CEO
68 East Coast Petroleum Corp. Stoughton energy $8.8 Loretta T. DeGrazia, president and CEO
69 Harmony Healthcare International Topsfield consulting $8.5 Kris Mastrangelo, president and owner
70 Prellwitz Chilinski Associates Cambridge architecture $8.5 Wendy Prellwitz, director and cofounder
71 LPM Franchises Maynard food $8.4 Laurie J. Watson, president and CEO
72 The Resource Connection Middleton staffing $8.3 Janet Santa Anna, president, CEO, and founder
73 Be Our Guest Boston events $8.2 Simone R. Williamson, president and CEO
74 MicroTek Chicopee manufacturing $8.2 Anne Paradis, CEO
75 Longfellow Investment Management Co. Boston financial services $8.1 Barbara J. McKenna, president
76 CRC Co. Quincy construction $8.0 Carolyn Cashman, president
77 ICON Architecture Boston architecture $7.7 Nancy Ludwig, president
78 Cambridge Biomedical Boston research $7.6 Barbara Osband, president and CEO
79 Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty Concord real estate $7.4 Laurie E. Cadigan, CEO and owner
80 Keyes North Atlantic Newton construction $7.3 Susan M. Keyes, president and CEO
81 PeopleSERVE Chestnut Hill staffing $7.2 Linda Moraski, president and CEO
82 Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. Real Estate Wellesley real estate $6.9 Debi Benoit, Amy Mizner, and Sheryl Simon, principals
83 Satuit Technologies Braintree technology $6.8 Karen Maguire, president and CEO
84 Sapers & Wallack Newton financial services $6.8 Aviva Sapers, president and CEO
85 Tantara Corp. Worcester construction $6.5 Dawn Dearborn, president and CEO
86 HeyWire Cambridge technology $6.2 Meredith Flynn-Ripley, CEO and founder
87 Metro Equipment Corp. Boston construction $6.1 Ann M. Sullivan, president and CEO
88 Mom Central Consulting Newton marketing $6.0 Stacy DeBroff, CEO and founder
89 Debra’s Natural Gourmet Concord retail $5.9 Debra Stark, CEO and owner
90 KDSA Consulting Methuen consulting $5.7 Dawn M. Mortimer, principal and cofounder
91 Sylvia and Co. Insurance Agency Dartmouth insurance $5.4 Maureen Sylvia Armstrong, president and CEO
92 360 Public Relations Boston communications $4.8 Laura Tomasetti, CEO
93 Commonwealth Psychology Associates Boston health care $4.7 Andrea Piatt, president and CEO
94 InkHouse Waltham public relations $4.7 Meg O’Leary and Beth Monaghan, principals
95 Solomon McCown & Co. Boston public relations $4.7 Helene Solomon, CEO, and Ashley McCown, president
96 Schwartz Hannum Andover law $4.7 Sara Goldsmith Schwartz, president and owner
97 Fennick McCredie Architecture Boston architecture $4.3 Deborah Fennick, design principal and cofounder
98 Ciclismo Classico Arlington travel $4.2 Lauren Hefferon, director and founder
99 Hopple Popple Newton events $4.1 Linda Matzkin, president and founder
100 ROI Solutions Cambridge technology $4.0 Gina M. VanderLoop, president and CEO
HONORABLE MENTIONS (in alphabetical order)
Ayer Moving & Storage
The Bauman Group
CompuWorks Systems
DSI Marketing Communications
Edgartown Marine
Groton Wellness Center
Harbor Sweets
High Start Group
Imajine That
Lexington Wealth Management
Mac + Lee
Safety Partners
Tech Networks of Boston
TransAction Associates

Since we finalized the list, we’ve been contacted by other companies led by women and based in Massachusetts, including Abt Associates, Analysis Group, Cool Gear, Gradient, Hi-Tech Mold and Tool, IntePros, Halloran Consulting Group, Inc.  and Windland-Thomson Adventures and they have indicated that they would be included in this list if they had filled out a survey or we had access to their 2012 annual revenues in time.