Our 150 Boston Women of Influence


In honor of YW Boston’s 150th year, we decided to highlight 150 incredible Boston women with our Women of Influence series throughout 2016.

These women’s work spans time and industry. The earliest woman on our list, Mercy Otis Warren, was born in 1728, and our youngest, Agnes Ugoji, is a high school student. These women work in politics and the arts; they are nonprofit leaders and corporate executives paving the road for gender inclusivity in their field. The list includes an astronaut, four Olympic athletes, and two prominent feminist theorists. Every woman on this list has worked to create a better Boston for all.

Learn more about these women in the graphics below, and find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram via #150BosWomen! Click each photo to enlarge.