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CWE Board Chair Susan Loconto Penta receives The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 2016 Pinnacle Award for Achievement in Entrepreneurship

The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is proud to announce that Susan Loconto Penta, Managing Partner and Co-founder, MIDIOR Consulting, and the CWE Chair of the Board of Directors was honored at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 2016 Pinnacle Award Celebration for her Achievement in Entrepreneurship.

These awards honor business and professional women who have demonstrated excellence in management, entrepreneurship, and lifetime achievement.  Susan Loconto Penta is a seasoned entrepreneur, consultant, and business leader who currently serves as Managing Partner at MIDIOR Consulting, a management, consulting and technology services firm that she cofounded in 1997 and where she oversees the delivery of professional services. For the past 15 years, Susan has also served as an Executive Professor on the faculty at Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business where she teaches graduate courses in entrepreneurship and innovation.  Since 2010, she has been the Chair of the Center for Women & Enterprise Board of Directors.  Since taking on that role CWE has expanded from 3 Centers (Eastern MA, Central MA and Rhode Island) to 5 Centers, one in New Hampshire which opened in 2015, and the fifth opening in Vermont in 2016.

Other 2016 Pinnacle Honorees include:

Lifetime Achievement

Victoria Reggie Kennedy
Senior Counsel, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Co-founder and President of the Board, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

Achievement in Management, Private

Jackie Glenn Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer, EMC Corporation

Achievement in Management, Government

Sheila Dillon
Chief of Housing and Director of Neighborhood Development, City of Boston

Achievement in Management, Non-Profit

Julie A. Rosen
Executive Director, The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare

Achievement in the Professions

Lori Laffel, MD, MPH
Chief, Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Section
Senior Investigator, Genetics and Epidemiology Section, Joslin Diabetes Center
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Excellence in Health Care, Arts and Education

Katie Lapp
Executive Vice President, Harvard University

Emerging Executive

Stevie DeGroff
Commercialization Lead, Global Brand Solutions, Google For more information about the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and the Pinnacle Awards please click here.