University’s sixth consecutive year on annual list highlighting women business leaders who make significant impact on the state’s economy

headshot of President Antoinette HaysFor the sixth year in a row, Regis College was named to the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list by The Women’s Edge (formerly The Commonwealth Institute) and The Boston Globe.

Honorees on the twenty-third annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list were recognized during a celebratory breakfast event on Friday, November 3. The 100 organizations generated over $84 billion in total revenue in 2022, demonstrating that women are key drivers of the state’s economy.

“As a member of the Regis community for nearly 40 years, I have witnessed the university’s tremendous growth while keeping true to the mission and social justice values of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, who founded Regis almost a century ago.” said Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN, president of Regis. “I’m so proud of our students who, through their transformative Regis education, acquire the skills and knowledge to make a positive and enduring impact on their communities and be advocates for a more equitable and compassionate global society.”

President Hays is in her thirteenth year leading Regis. Named a top 50 best regional universities in the north and top performer for social mobility by U.S. News and World Report (2023-2024) and voted best nursing school in the state by students by, Regis offers more than a degree. In addition to an exceptional education with 100+ undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, Regis challenges, inspires, and supports students who are driven by passion, purpose, and a pursuit to positively impact the world.

“The organizations on this year’s diverse list are driving $84 billion of revenue into the MA economy and innovation across the country, from increased manufacturing capacity to breakthroughs in clinical care and therapeutics” said The Women’s Edge Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth L. Hailer. “We are honored to celebrate the Top 100 women leaders and hope it inspires others to drive for success here in our region and beyond.”

This is the twenty-third year that The Women’s Edge – 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 11th year that the list was created in collaboration with The Boston Globe. 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 3 and in print on November 5.