University Ranks in Top 20 for Sixth Consecutive Year

Members of Chancellor Julie Chen's Executive Cabinet at the Women's Edge Breakfast 2022
UMass Lowell's leadership team, from left, Vice Chancellor for Advancement John Feudo, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation Anne Maglia, Chancellor Julie Chen, and Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations Steve O'Riordan celebrate the announcement of the university's 2022 ranking.


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While UMass Lowell transitioned to a new leader in July, its continued place among the leading women-led businesses in Massachusetts remained constant. The university ranks No. 20 in The Women’s Edge 2022 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts.

This marks the sixth consecutive year UMass Lowell has been named among the Top 20 such organizations.

“UMass Lowell is a university committed to educating the next generation of thinkers, entrepreneurs and leaders that Massachusetts needs to continue the Commonwealth’s high-tech economic growth,” said Julie Chen, who became chancellor in July following the retirement of Jacquie Moloney.

“In the years ahead, we will accelerate this university’s proud legacy of paid experiential learning, a welcoming and inclusive campus and outstanding teaching and research outcomes that create career opportunities for our graduates and stronger economic output across the region.”

According to the findings, this year’s honorees generated nearly $72 billion in total revenue in 2021, demonstrating women are key drivers of the Commonwealth’s economy.

“The organizations on this year’s diverse list are driving innovation across the country, from increased manufacturing capacity to breakthroughs in clinical care and therapeutics” said The Women’s Edge Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth L. Hailer. “We are honored to celebrate the Top 100 women leaders and hope it inspires others to drive for success in our region and beyond.”

Results of the annual compilation, which is a partnership with The Boston Globe, were announced Friday, Oct. 28 at a celebratory breakfast.

“We're proud to once again partner with The Women’s Edge to recognize these 100 remarkable companies — and the remarkable women who lead them,” said Globe Magazine editor Francis Storrs. “It's a privilege to celebrate this year’s honorees for all they’ve accomplished, and for the example they're setting for future generations of leaders.”

UMass Lowell is a national research university located on a high-energy campus in the heart of a global community. The university offers its students bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences. UMass Lowell delivers high-quality educational programs, vigorous hands-on learning and personal attention from leading faculty and staff, all of which prepare graduates to be leaders in their communities and around the globe.