Anne Hawley Receives Pinnacle Award

On January 24, Anne Hawley, Norma Jean Calderwood Director of the Gardner Museum, will be honored by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce with its Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Arts & Education for 2013. The Greater Boston Chamber recognizes the accomplishments of eight women with the award each year, "for outstanding achievement in the workplace, demonstrated leadership that has made a difference, and a commitment to enhance the quality of life in the region."

"The Pinnacle Awards pay tribute to some of the region’s most accomplished female leaders," said Paul Guzzi, President and CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber, in a press release about the awards. "Our 2013 honorees demonstrate excellence within their respective fields, and are an inspiration to aspiring female leaders—and to all of us in this community."

Other honorees include: Susan Hockfield, Ph.D., President Emerita, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Lifetime Achievement); Diane Hessan, President & CEO, Communispace (Achievement in Entrepreneurship); Alison A. Quirk, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources & Citizenship Officer, State Street Corporation (Achievement in Management, Private); Susan Windham-Bannister, Ph.D., President & CEO, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (Achievement in Management, Government); Sharon Reilly, Executive Director, The Women's Lunch Place (Achievement in Management, Non-Profit); Myechia Minter-Jordan MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, The Dimock Center (Achievement in the Professions); and Zenobia Moochhala, Co-Founder & Vice President of Consumer Marketing,, Inc. (Emerging Executive).

The Pinnacle Awards were started 19 years ago by the Women’s Network of the Greater Boston Chamber, a group founded in 1994 to promote and expand economic opportunities throughout the Greater Boston region for all women in business through shared leadership and expertise. The Women’s Network offers programs that provide career enrichment and development opportunities for women at all professional levels, spotlight the accomplishments of women, and promote the positive influence that women have upon the Greater Boston region.

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce is a broad-based association representing 1,500 businesses of all sizes from virtually every industry and profession in our region. The Chamber works to help Greater Boston-area businesses grow and succeed through its strategic networking events, impactful business advocacy and innovative leadership development initiatives.