March 3, 2020 | News & Events

Supporting IINE's 2020 International Women's Day Celebration

Welch & Forbes was honored to have supported as an Ally Sponsor the International Institute of New England’s 2020 International Women’s Day Celebration on Friday, March 6.

The event honored EY Boston and three woman leaders: Marina Hatsopoulos Bornhorst – A writer and technology entrepreneur, Jackie Glenn – Founder and CEO of Glenn Diversity and HR Solutions, and Dr. Nergis Mavalvala – The Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics and the Associate Head of the Department of Physics at MIT. The event was hosted by Tiziana Dearing – Host of Radio Boston on WBUR.

The International Institute of New England characterized the event as one that “highlights the impact refugee and immigrant women have on our economy and our communities, and it celebrates the achievements of women everywhere. Our speaking program features a conversation with our honorees about their life experiences.” The Institute further described its International Women’s Day Celebration online as follows:

International Women’s Day is a global phenomenon, and we celebrate in a festive, supportive atmosphere that honors immigrant women and daughters of immigrants who have made a profound difference in New England and the world. The International Institute of New England has been celebrating IWD since the early 2000s as a way to showcase immigrant women and their advocates. Past honorees include: Rep. Nikki Tsongas, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Dr. Charlotte Yeh, Colette Phillips, Christina Qi, Pardis Sabeti, and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen.”

Click here for further information on the International Institute of New England and the International Women’s Day event.

If you have questions about this event, our support, or other subjects, contact Ed Sullivan, Vice President, at 617-557-9800 or

Disclosure: Welch & Forbes is a sponsor of this event and this advertisement should not be considered an endorsement by the International Institute of New England.