University’s fifth consecutive year on annual list highlighting women business leaders who make significant impacts

Image of Regis College President Antoinette Hays that also heralds Regis as a Top 100 Women-led business in Massachusetts.Regis College for the fifth year in a row 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. Regis is ranked No. 46 on the list.

Honorees on the twenty-second annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list were recognized during a celebratory breakfast event on October 28. The 100 organizations generated nearly $72 billion in total revenue in 2021, demonstrating that women are key drivers of the state’s economy.

“It’s a privilege to once again be named to this impressive list alongside so many accomplished women,” said Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN, president of Regis College. “I am proud of the Regis workforce who are committed to educating future leaders as they pursue excellence. This recognition goes to all of our dedicated employees.”

Hays is in her twelfth year leading Regis College as president. Regis launched a Strategic Plan with institutional priorities of equity, investment and innovation, and empowerment for the next three years. A new Division of Professional Studies is launching this fall to address the ongoing workforce development needs of today’s workforce, particularly in the nursing and health sciences fields.

Named a top performer on social mobility by U.S. News and World Report (2022-2023) and a best northeastern college for 2023 by the Princeton Review, Regis offers more than a degree. Regis educates the whole person, preparing students to pursue excellence and recognize the power of their degree is their ability to make the world a better place for all. Regis graduates find meaningful careers improving the lives and well-being of others, especially within the nursing and health sciences fields, our largest academic programs.

Found in 1927 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, Regis is known for its close-knit, supportive community and a commitment to social justice and service. In addition to an exceptional education with 100+ academic programs, Regis prioritizes active engagement in service opportunities for students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Our service programs provide opportunities to stand in solidarity with our dear neighbors who find themselves living on the margins of our community, and includes an annual Founders’ Day of service.

“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 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-second 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 10th 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 October 28 and in print on October 30.