The 2020 Women's Leadership Forum


Rescheduled to June 17, 2020
Exclusive Digital Event

A Letter From Our President

As President of The Ad Club for over 15 years, I would never have expected to be writing this letter. We are a 100-year-old organization built on the importance of up-close and personal relationships within the Boston marketing community. Announcing that The Women’s Leadership Forum, our largest event, has to be rescheduled, not only saddens us but challenges us. A challenge we are excited to embrace.

In order to keep our members safe, and following guidelines from the Governor, we are unable to host all gatherings of over 25 people. That’s the sad news. The good news is this…

The event that had been scheduled for March 26 will now take place online on June 17th. It will be a digital event exclusive to ticket purchasers, featuring the same amazing speakers and networking opportunities. We will make this event incredibly interactive from the comfort of your home — you can wear your pajamas, invite your dog and you won’t have to eat chicken.

This event will also be made available to a larger group than just those you had purchased tickets for. Details on streaming access will follow in the coming weeks.

We know that working from home comes with its own difficulties – isolation, added stress, no socializing, a million distractions. Our mission is to help by continuing to deliver the cutting edge content we are so well known for… from the comfort of your home office.

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We hope that you all are back to joining us for events soon. But in the meantime — stay safe, stay healthy, stay on top of the Ad Club calendar.

Kathy Kiely

Every year, more than 1,500 leaders gather at the Seaport World Trade Center to hear from some of today’s most influential women.

This year, we’re celebrating those who see things clearly and are taking action. The shock and anger that emerged with #MeToo has evolved into a sense of purpose, determination, and renewed pride. It’s undeniable that the women’s movement has come a long way, but what’s more eye opening is how far we still have to go.

Here’s to all the women who have the vision to get us there.

M.A.D. Love

The Boston Globe's Meredith Goldstein will be moderating the M.A.D. Love segment, in which three Mother-And-Daughter pairs will share the stage to talk about life, love, challenges and how they have learned to see the world from each other’s perspective.


M’Girl’s percussive based hand drum songs blend harmonies into a contemporary gospel style, reflecting both their cultural practice and their personal story of home. Led by Renae Morriseau, their music reflects their personal journeys and cultural world views held respectfully by each M’Girl living within the urban environment of the lower mainland of British Columbia, Canada. M'Girl will be performing along with Sheila Maracle, the Toronto-based composer and singer for their song Eyes Wide Open.

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