May Institute Named One of Massachusetts’ Top 100 Women-Led Businesses: Honored for the Sixth 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 been named number 35 on The Commonwealth Institute’s (TCI) 2021 list of Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts.

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.

May Institute has been selected for inclusion on this list for six consecutive years.

The 100 women-led companies on the list include health and human services organizations, educational and financial institutions, construction companies, and nonprofits. Taken together, these businesses represent a total revenue and operating budget of more than $66.6 billion.

This is the 21st year of the list has been published, and the ninth year TCI has partnered with the Boston Globe Magazine to rank the women-led businesses based on revenue or operating budget as well as other variables, including number of full-time employees in the state, workplace and management diversity, and innovative projects. 

“May Institute’s strong showing on TCI’s top 100 list for the past six years is a tribute to our outstanding employees,” said Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, President and CEO, noting that 65 percent of May’s workforce are women, and 57 percent are people of color. “We have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, and growth and innovation are key components of our strategic plan.”  

The top 100 winners were honored at a virtual event on November 5. The names of the winning organizations and their leaders were published in the Women & Power edition of the Boston Globe Magazine on November 7th. 

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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