The Nonprofit Executive Women’s Forum is a monthly convening of nonprofit executive women in Greater Boston, for networking and peer mentorship.

The Nonprofit Executive Women’s forum is a community organized and peer-led group. Power Launch provides a hosting function for group information.

In 2012, Power Launch’s Saskia Epstein and Carolyn Casey, founder of Project 351, cofounded this monthly forum for women Executive Directors and Chief Executives of nonprofits. The group was conceived of as a forum for conversation, collaboration, and friendship. 

Like many other industries, the disproportionate representation of women in the nonprofit sector is not reflected in its leadership. Men still lead the majority of the largest nonprofits, earn more, are better networked, and more likely to be recruited for board service.

We have a deep appreciation of, and abiding respect for the women who power our nation’s social change movements, and the nonprofit sector. Through our forum, we seek to further connect, mobilize, support, and spotlight Boston’s amazing women leaders. With nearly 80 members, our group is comprised of women who serve as both seasoned and new executive directors and CEOs of Boston-area nonprofits. 

For this community, we seek to create a space for confidential dialogue about issues, challenges, and opportunities unique to our field and our role as female leaders of mission-driven organizations. We are not a political or advocacy group, rather a team of like-minded peers, invested in each other’s success.

We hope you will consider joining us for enrichment, inspiration, and friendship. Please also let us know of other women executives whom we should invite. We greatly value the input and ideas of each member as mentor, colleague, and fellow architect of our dialogues.

We use an online forum to organize and communicate about monthly in-person gatherings. To receive invitations to monthly events, please request membership access. Stay tuned for our 2019 calendar.



Most gatherings are hosted at 50 Milk Street:
Please note that the front door entrance is located on Devonshire Street.

Park Street station for the Red line and Green line – 8 minute walk northeast on Tremont Street, southeast on Bromfield, northeast on Washington Street, and east on Milk Street.

State Street station for the Blue line and Orange line – 1 minute walk from the Devonshire Street exit.

Downtown Crossing station for the Red line and Silver line (SL5 Temple Pl @ Washington St) – 6 minute walk northeast on Washington Street and east on Milk Street.

Street parking is competitive in this part of Boston, but there are a number of nearby parking garages: 33 Arch Street Garage, the garage at Post Office Square, and La Paz Parking at1Post Office Square.

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”Our work as nonprofit executives can be isolating, challenging, and all-consuming - as well as exhilarating, life changing, and meaningful beyond measure

Carolyn Casey, Founder
Project 351