Happy New Year, from Club President Rita B. Allen

Happy New Year, everyone!

A new year, a new decade – and a 44-year old Boston Club that feels new, too! As I said in my year-end message, this is a pivotal time for the Club, and we are embracing changes that will sustain the Club and continue to advance women’s leadership. We begin the year 2020 with a renewed vision for the decade.

We will look to be agile and open to exploring different ways of operating, both internally (member to member) and externally (with corporate partners, sponsors, and other like-minded nonprofits). We will accomplish this by leading through CONNECTIONS and COLLABORATIONS.

We will continue to implement different ways of building internal connections – sharing more member stories, welcoming new members on our Dashboard, holding more Member Collaborative roundtables, and introducing the new role of ‘Connectors’ at various events. There will be more structured networking at events, allowing more time and ways for you to build relationships with other members. We will pilot different formats and venues to enable more personal connections.

We are also excited about continuing to build collaborations and external relationships with other women’s organizations and nonprofits, as well as government agencies and higher education institutions, in addition to our amazing corporate partners and sponsors.

Our calendar is full of many substantive programs and fun events starting in January and continuing throughout the year. I look forward to seeing you at many of them!

As we kick off a new decade, I wish you all a very happy, healthy, safe and prosperous 2020! Change is good…change is necessary…change is progress! I am inspired by the possibilities the new year brings us and I am very grateful for every one of you and the spirit of connecting and collaborating we have at the Club!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead


Rita B. Allen
President, The Boston Club