Whittier Street Health Center CEO named to Top 100 Women-Led Businesses list

For nine consecutive years, Frederica M. Williams, president and CEO of Whittier Street Health Center, a community health center with a mission to serve as a center of excellence that provides high quality and accessible health care and social services that achieve health equity, social justice, and the economic well-being of a diverse patient population, has been named as head of one of the “Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts, 2022” by The Women’s Edge (formerly The Commonwealth Institute) and the Globe Magazine.

The 22nd annual Top 100 rankings was announced at an October 28th awards breakfast, and the list was published in the “Women & Power”issue of The Boston Globe Magazine on October 30th. The ranking of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list is based on an algorithm that factors in revenue, as well as diversity, innovation, and customer benefits.

“The Women’s Edge is recognized for championing women leaders to achieve professional and personal success,” said Williams. “With so many contributions from women throughout the years and with women still making strides and being ‘firsts’ in history, it’s important to honor these accomplishments. It’s especially important for women and girls to learn about the great hurdles women have and continue to overcome, so they are empowered to attain their goals.”

In addition to the Top 100 honor, Williams was featured in an article appearing in the October 30th Boston Globe Magazine.

Photo (left to right): Jackie Glenn, Melissa Leaston, Parnian Nasirahmad, Frederica Williams, Brenda Daley, Carolyn Reynolds, Christine Pajarillo of Whittier Street Health Center.