Our Mission

Tomorrow’s Women TODAY provides an unparalleled network for women who have been identified within their profession as future leaders. TWT establishes repeated opportunities to share ideas, learn from top-tier industry leaders, and further enrich the future business in the Greater Boston Community.

How We Started

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After an event held by the Massachusetts Women’s Forum, Founder Lauren Pimpare recognized the need to create a supportive network for emerging female leaders in Boston’s public and private sectors. She found four other women who shared her vision, and together they formed Tomorrow’s Women TODAY.

The premise of the network was simple: to meet the professional needs of women who wanted a deeper connection with other like-minded leaders across their community. By strengthening these ties, women could better assist each other in growing their knowledge base, finding resources, and building their leadership skills in current and future positions. TWT achieves this aim through supportive networking, access to prominent leaders, and by hosting events in partnership with corporations and senior business executives throughout Boston.

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Our Leadership

Founders and Board of Directors

Lauren Gill Pimpare
President & Founder


Lauren Gill Pimpare founded Tomorrow’s Women TODAY in 2009. Tomorrow’s Women TODAY is primarily an invite-only organization comprised of approximately 100 emerging women who have been identified by leaders in the community. As Founder and President of this not-for-profit, Lauren is deeply committed to ensure that this intimate group of women are provided with a safe and supportive network, and have opportunities to learn from industry leaders whose stories and experiences educate and inspire.  During this unprecedented time of global crisis, the intuition and voices of women, many of whom are unrepresented and unheard, need to find a collective vehicle through which their power can be mobilized.  Lauren’s vision for Tomorrow’s Women TODAY is to establish a pipeline of female leaders and to ensure that these emerging leaders are at the table with established leaders to learn how to carry the torch forward.

Lauren is responsible for the organizations’ strategic planning, event planning, outreach and communications. Before founding this non-profit, Lauren previously worked as a healthcare professional for over thirteen years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business/Healthcare Administration.

Lauren’s commitment to women does not end with her members. Lauren has worked hard to ensure that every year her organization participates in a “Pay it Forward” activity. These activities have included organizing children’s clothing at “Pass it On,” collecting suits for “Year Up” or “Dress for Success,” ice cream socials for patients undergoing cancer treatment, and hosting an educational event with Crittenton Women’s Union. Lauren has created a Fellowship Program within Tomorrow’s Women TODAY for younger female leaders. In collaboration with a local Boston University student, she has also established a Student Membership and Post-Graduate Student Membership within the group to provide emerging college students and post-grads with opportunities to learn real-world networking skills and provide them with mentors.

Lauren has successfully launched a second not-for-profit focused on Executive female leaders called, The Boston Women’s Leadership Council.

Liv Woods

Board Chair

Liv is the Managing Partner of Millbrook Strategies. She is an accomplished executive with experience in a variety of healthcare fields including hospital, insurance and academic environments. Liv was employed previously by one of Boston’s largest health insurance companies, where for almost a decade she was part of the strategic planning division, as well as a member of the internal consulting group. In this role she developed strong operations and program management skills. She has a history of successful project execution resulting in improved processes, efficiency and cost reduction.

Liv is passionate about mentoring the next generation as she has been by her mentors. She has been a member of Tomorrow’s women TODAY (TWT) since its inception in 2009 and continues to be dedicated to the mission of TWT.

Abby Shepard

Co-Founder & Board Member

Abby Shepard is a marketing and design consultant that specializes in luxury brands and indie companies with a strong focus on women’s lifestyle products and services. She spent over a decade in advertising and marketing at Harvard University’s Harvard Magazine and built her career developing strategic partnerships, marketing campaigns, and creative materials for clients located throughout New England - while simultaneously running her freelance design studio (AbbyShepard.com) based in Jamaica Plain. Shepard is trained as a narrative fashion and lifestyle illustrator with expertise in design, marketing, visual arts, and creative writing - as well as brand imagery, art direction and content management. She studied illustration, design, and writing at Lesley University’s College of Art & Design (LUCAD), as well as fashion design and digital arts at MassArt. She spent several years as a competitive beach volleyball player on the West Coast and has a side passion for creating pretty-little-things for couture occasions (HoneysuckleandScotch.com). Abby Shepard currently serves as Chief Brand Officer (CBO) for the Boston Women’s Leadership Council.

Kathryn (Katie) Chiffer

Board Member

Katie is a Senior Account Executive at Ketchum, a global communications consultancy. As a communications professional, Katie leverages mass media as a vehicle to amplify brand visibility and advance business objectives for clients. She’s on a mission to help people and organizations make fewer statements and tell more stories. Katie graduated summa cum laude from Boston University’s College of Communication and Kilachand Honors College with a B.S. in Communication and a minor in Sociology.

Ed Doherty

Board Member

Ed leads a private consulting practice focusing on strategic planning and organizational development. He has held leadership positions in a variety of national business and non-profit organizations and in each role, has focused on the creation of mentoring and formal personal development programs. Most recently, as the New England Executive Director for a national non-profit, he implemented a career pathing model for his team, as well as a robust internship program that provided dozens of students with the opportunity to network and learn from business professionals.

Nakia Maddox-Eubanks

Nakia Maddox-Eubanks

Board Member

Anna Yu

Board Member

Anna Yu is the Chief Growth Officer of Citizen Schools, a national nonprofit that provides hands-on learning and career mentorship to students in underserved communities. She currently leads Citizen School’s expansion strategy, and oversees their Marketing and Partnerships teams. Prior to joining Citizen Schools, she had 20 years of branding, marketing and advertising experience across a breadth of industries: education, healthcare, government, non-profit, financial services, real estate, professional services, technology, and a range of consumer products/services.

Anna has lived in Boston for over 15 years, but is originally a New Yorker. She considers herself a lifelong learner, eager for the next adventure and opportunity to make an impact.

Leadership Team

Angelique Hrycko

Director of Communications & Marketing and Board Liaison

Angelique is a healthcare professional who has experience working in both academic medical centers and healthcare consulting. Her areas of expertise focus on management, operations, strategy, project management and process improvement. She has a Masters of Public Health in Health Management and Policy from Drexel and a Certificate in Strategic Management from Harvard, and is also Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified. Angelique is the Director of Operations and Communications for TWToday, and serves as a liaison between the Board and the leadership team. She is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, where she serves on the Programming Committee.

Francesca Federico

Vice President and Director of Membership

Francesca Federico is a co-founder and principal at Twelve Points, a registered investment advisory firm recognized in 2017 as one of the Top 401(k) firms in the country. She helps individuals and families with financial planning, budgeting and managing their investments. She focuses the other half of her time acting as a fiduciary to companies and non-profits and assists them in managing their 401(k)/403(b) plans. She is a Certified 401(k) Professional®, Accredited Investment Fiduciary® , Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor® and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®. She was named one of NAPA’s Top Women Advisors in the country in 2016, has been featured in CFO and Fortune Magazine and is on the Forbes Finance Council. She is a co-founder of Marisa’s Mission and serves on the Board of Directors as the Treasurer.

Rachael Wilkes Swenson

Director of Member Retention

Rachel is the Director of Corporate Operations for an early stage, closely held financial technology company in Needham, MA. As the first female employee and a member of the management team at Hyannis Port Research (HPR), she works closely with the CEO/Founder to manage daily operations and strategic corporate initiatives for the company. Rachel is responsible for HR administration, financial and accounting oversight, public relations efforts and more. She also serves on the Board of Directors. With previous experience in startups, venture capital and professional services, and as a Certified Public Accountant, Rachel brings a wide breadth of business expertise to HPR.

Rachel has been a proud member of TWT since December 2013 and has served on the leadership team as Secretary since January 2016. She is very excited to continue serving on the leadership team in her new role as Director of Member Engagement.

Lauren Mecca

Director of Events

Having built Customer Success teams 3x and advised early-stage startups 10x, Lauren now coaches founders and early Customer Success leaders to build customer-centric, impact-driven businesses.

Lauren is highly empathetic and constantly asks the hard questions. A believer in Radical Candor with an MBA, Lauren brings clarity, confidence, and Customer Centricity to her clients' businesses.

Lauren is also a former gymnast and passionate about social justice, travel, low intervention wines.

Advisory Council

Amanda Albert

Advisory Council

Amanda Albert is senior account executive at The Castle Group, a 24-year-old women-owned PR and event management firm named one of Forbes Top 200 PR Agencies in America. As a member of the public relations team, she supports clients across industries, including education, healthcare, nonprofit, professional and financial services, and technology. She has been a member of Tomorrow’s Women TODAY (TWT) since 2017. In addition to her role on the TWT Advisory Council, she also serves on the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce City Awake Advisory Board, a platform for next-generation leaders in the Greater Boston area.
Amanda received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Danielle Aretz

Advisory Council

With over ten years’ experience in the management of large-scale projects in high pressure situations, Danielle has rapidly established herself as a highly effective team member skilled in process development, change management and managing multiple complex infrastructure projects from inception through final delivery. A natural leader, She possess strong documentation and communication skills that are invaluable in the successful execution of objectives, while being at ease communicating to both external and internal stakeholders. She is seen as a valued colleague and mentor across business functions.

Danielle’s passion is connecting people, whether it’s through a an organization like TWT or through the two international and private ‘reader’ groups she admins for on Facebook. She enjoys going to the symphony, the ballet and museums when she travels.

Kendall Bauer

Advisory Council

Kendall is a social media specialist with strong attention to detail, creativity and love of connecting with others. Following her education at Simmons College and experience in public relations, she is eager to focus on her passion for social media strategy and content development in her role at Boston Children's Hospital. Kendall has been a member of TWT since 2017 and serves on the advisory council.

Emeritus

Helena Carvalho

Co-Founder & Board Member Emeritus

Helena’s professional experience is in nonprofit and real estate management, with success in strategic planning, implementing sustainable operating practices and teambuilding. Helena holds a Bachelor’s degree from Trinity College, as well as an M.B.A. and M.P.A. from Suffolk University. Throughout her career, Helena combined her interest for business and serving the community by building relationships with local nonprofit organizations and developing programming, fundraising and volunteer opportunities. She is a co-founder of Tomorrow’s Women TODAY.

Kerry Ann Hayon

Co-Founder & Board Member Emeritus

Kerry Ann is the Director Practice Solutions and Research, Massachusetts Medical Society. Kerry Ann holds a Masters Degree in Health Administration and Policy from The George Washington University. She has worked in a variety of healthcare organizations focusing on process analysis, design and enhancement, leadership development, strategic planning, organizational development, and operational efficiency analysis and systematic implementation.

Sasha Talcott

Co-Founder and Board Member Emeritus

Senior VP, Account Manager, PIMCO

Why Wait For Tomorrow?

Join TODAY

Tomorrow’s Women TODAY focuses on individual growth while linking members to key industry leaders, public sector and nonprofit leaders, and corporations in the community. By strengthening women’s leadership skills, we aim to enhance the entire Boston business community. We welcome new members with a demonstrated track record of leadership within their fields. We are looking for women on the rise. Women who stand out. Women who stand up. We want them to be motivated. Dedicated. Driven.

Tomorrow’s Women TODAY provides several unique services & benefits to members including:

Lectures/seminars

With topics focusing on personal and professional growth.

Networking

Dynamic networking opportunities that offer you deeper connections.

Member Only Events

Member-only events to discuss “hot topics” and share best practices, Includes access to our Women 4 Women (W4W) pairings.

Mentoring

Opportunities to participate in match-mentoring relationships with high- profile women in business.

Executive Series

Exclusive series with senior female executives.

Jobs

Job opportunities listed exclusively through Tomorrow’s Women TODAY.