11/10/2017, 6 a.m.
The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus is proud to announce that Linda Whitlock will receive the group’s coveted Abigail Adams award at their 30th Annual Award ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Fairmont Copley Hotel.
A leadership advisor and professional director, Whitlock has won widespread accolades for a strong record of effective management, corporate and non-profit board leadership, and public service. She serves on the board of Cambridge Trust Company, as chair of its Corporate Governance Committee. She is a member of the Red Sox Foundation, and served on the President’s Advisory Committee at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
She is an immediate past President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. She has been an active participant on more than 20 corporate and non-profit boards, including the boards of the Boston Stock Exchange; two Bain Capital portfolio companies; Brandeis University; the Museum of Afro-American History; Boston Children’s Chorus; and other leading companies in the real estate, financial services, arts and culture, biopharmaceutical, and education sectors.
She has been recognized as a Distinguished Bostonian by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, a Shattuck City Champion by the Boston Municipal Research Bureau, a Woman of Valor by the Anti-Defamation League, among numerous honors bestowed by the top business and civic institutions in the region, including the Boston Business Journal, Boston Magazine and Big Sister Association.
She is a member of The Boston Club’s Corporate Advisory Committee, Women Corporate Directors, Women Leading Change, the Boston Women Leaders Network, and the Boston Library Society.
A top national fundraiser for Hillary for America she co-chaired the MA Finance Committee for the 2016 presidential campaign. She was Co-Chair of Obama Victory Trustees during the 2012 presidential campaign and was Associate Finance Director for the Dukakis for President campaign in 1988.
MWPC’s Abigail Adams awards honor women who by their work and example contribute to women’s empowerment.