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The Women of the Harvard Club Committee present A Celebration of Boston’s Most Influential Women

April 23, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Women of the Harvard Club Committee present

A Celebration of Boston’s Most Influential Women!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 ~ Main Clubhouse
6:00 pm Reception
6:45 pm Dinner Served
7:30 pm Keynote Speaker:
Stephanie Sonnabend, CEO and President, Sonesta International Hotels Corporation, and Co-Founder and Chair, 2020 Women on Boards

Join us for our 2nd Annual “Boston’s Most Influential Women” Gala, where we will recognize and honor 10 accomplished women who have created circles of access and influence in the areas of business, law, science, healthcare, philanthropy, government and academia. Each honoree, whether affiliated with a national corporation or from a local community, exhibits excellence in their demonstrated leadership, outstanding achievements and the enduring positive effects of their influence.

Our Keynote Speaker will be Stephanie Sonnabend, CEO and President of Sonesta International Hotels Corporation, and the Co-Founder and Chair of 2020 Women on Boards. As President of Sonesta International Hotels Corporation, Ms. Sonnabend oversees the hotel business her grandfather founded in the 1940s, which has expanded to 54 hotels, resorts, suites and Nile cruises in the US, Saint Maarten, Egypt, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru. In 2010, Ms. Sonnabend co-founded 2020 Women on Boards, a national campaign designed to increase the percentage of women serving on corporate boards to 20% or greater by the year 2020, and to further expand the definition of good corporate governance to embrace board composition comprised of at least 20% women. Mark your calendars and come celebrate some of Boston’s phenomenal Women of Influence, Impact and Inspiration at this spectacular event!

In addition to Ms. Sonnabend, the following women will be honored at the event:

Helen Drinan, President, Simmons College
Aileen Gorman, Executive Director, The Commonwealth Institute
Peggy Kemp, Headmaster, Fenway High School
Sandra Moose, Senior Advisor, The Boston Consulting Group
Betsy Myers, Founding Director, Center for Women in Business, Bentley University
Diane Patrick, Esq., First Lady of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Partner, Ropes & Gray
Amy Smith, Engineer & Founder, MIT’s innovative D-Lab
The Honorable Emogene Johnson Smith, Presiding Justice, Wrentham District Court
Valerie Stone, MD, Director, MGH Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program and Associate Chief, MGH General Medicine Division

Price per person: $80 (plus Club charge* & tax)
Price includes reception, dinner and presentation.

Charges will apply for cancellations received
after Thursday, April 18, 2013.

Essence McGill Arzu, Chair

If you are a Club member, you can register online at  Non-member reservations can be made by contacting Jennifer Cleary at 617-450-8493 or to make reservations and pay with a credit card.  To view additional event details, please visit the Harvard Club’s website at


April 23, 2013 6:00 pm
April 23, 2013 9:00 pm
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