The Boston Globe Magazine has named Regis one of the 2021 Top 100 Women-Led BusinessesRegis College for the fourth year in a row was named to the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list by The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) and The Boston Globe Magazine. Regis College ranked No. 46th on the list.

Honorees on the 21st annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list were recognized during a virtual event on November 5. The 100 organizations generated nearly $67 billion in total revenue in 2020, demonstrating that women are key drivers of the state’s economy.

“This year gave witness to the resilience and solidarity of the Regis community,” said Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN, president of Regis College. “I’m proud of our faculty and staff for prevailing through virtual connections to deliver on our priorities of health and safety, and academic continuity for students. This recognition goes to all of our steadfast employees.”

Hays is celebrating her 11th year as Regis’ president during which time the university experienced tremendous growth, including the launch of its online graduate program, the addition of two schools, expanded footprint to Lawrence and Waltham, a new three-year degree fast track program, and successfully completed a $40 million campaign.

Regis was also recently ranked No. 9 by Business Journal among the top 25 fastest growing schools with at least 1,000 students in the US.

Despite the unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, Hays led a strategic response that ensured the health and safety of the on-campus community and academic continuity for all students. Regis College today boasts a 96 percent vaccination rate among its in-person students, faculty, and staff, minimal on-campus spread of COVID-19, and a successful return to full in-person learning and working this fall. In addition, Regis created a multi-disciplinary course “Living and dying through the pandemic: An interdisciplinary and comprehensive examination of the facts, fallacies, and fragilities related to COVID-19” that examined the pandemic through myriad lenses including virology, social disparities, global response, public health, and art.

“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 TCI 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.”

This is the 21st year that TCI - 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 9th year that the list was created in collaboration with the Boston Globe Magazine. In addition to revenue or operating budget, factors considered in the evaluation included workplace and management diversity, board makeup, and innovative projects. The full list will be published in the Globe Magazine’s "Women and Power" issue on November 5 and in print on November 7.

“We're proud to once again partner with TCI 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.”

About The Commonwealth Institute (TCI)

The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) is a non-profit organization that works with women CEOs, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, sole proprietors, and the rising generation of women leaders to help them build successful businesses, organizations, and careers in Massachusetts and Florida. In short, TCI helps women in business achieve greater success! For 24 years, The Commonwealth Institute has provided a variety of opportunities to help women succeed on a personal and professional level while propelling their organizations forward.

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