May Institute Named One of Massachusetts’ Top 100 Women-led Businesses: Honored for Fifth Consecutive Year


Randolph, Mass. – May Institute, a national nonprofit provider of services across the lifespan for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs, has risen to number 30 on The Commonwealth Institute’s (TCI) 2020 list of Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts – up from number 33 last year.

This is the fifth consecutive year that May Institute has been selected for inclusion on this list. 

TCI is a nonprofit organization devoted to advancing businesswomen in leadership positions in Massachusetts. Its annual Top 100 list celebrates successful for-profit and nonprofit businesses that have made a significant impact on the Commonwealth’s economy – and the women who lead them.

This is the 20th year of the list has been published, and the eighth year TCI has partnered with the Boston Globe Magazine to rank the women-led businesses based on revenue, number of employees, innovation, inclusion and diversity, and other factors.

TCI and the Boston Globe announced this year’s winners during a virtual event held on Friday, November 6. The online celebration was “attended” by more than 1,000 individuals and included opening remarks offered by Governor Charlie Baker. 

“This year’s winners represent approximately 170,000 employees and somewhere around $70 billion in revenue,” said Governor Baker. “Here in Massachusetts, we have a thriving community of women-led, women-operated, women-owned businesses.” 

“It has never been more important to celebrate all that women-led companies have achieved,” said Linda Henry, Managing Partner of the Boston Globe Media Partners. “When the pandemic struck, many of the CEOs on this Top 100 list had to re-think their mission to help their companies survive. They had to reinvent business models, introduce new products and services, and invent new ways of serving customers and supporting employees too.”

“We are honored to once again be included on this list of esteemed women-led businesses,” said Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABBP, President and Chief Executive Officer of May Institute. “When your mission is to provide critical services to individuals with disabilities, the needs of the community are constant, despite the world changing around us. Responding effectively has required nimbleness, creativity, and clear-sightedness on the part of May’s entire team. I am proud to lead an organization with staff of this caliber, who continue to redefine success even in the face of adversity.”

The list was published in Globe Magazine on November 6, 2020. 

About May Institute
May Institute is a nonprofit organization that is a national leader in the field of applied behavior analysis, serving individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, brain injury and neurobehavioral disorders, and other special needs. Founded more than 65 years ago, we provide a wide range of exceptional educational and rehabilitative services across the lifespan. For more information, call 800.778.7601 or visit

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