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BOSTON, MA – (November 3, 2023) – The Women’s Edge (formerly The Commonwealth Institute) together with its partner The Boston Globe, today announced that FirstLight Power was a part of the 23rd annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list, recognizing the honorees during a celebratory breakfast event. FirstLight, which was listed as #51 last year, moved up to #49 on this year’s list. Collectively, the 100 organizations recognized this year generated over $84 billion in total revenue in 2022, demonstrating that women are key drivers of the state’s economy.

“The organizations on this year’s diverse list are driving $84 billion of revenue into the MA economy and 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 here in our region and beyond.”

This is the 23rd year that The Women’s Edge – a Boston-based nonprofit organization devoted to advancing women in leadership positions — created the list through a nomination process and reviewed both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, and the 11th year that the list was created in collaboration with The Boston Globe. In addition to revenue or operating budget, factors considered in the evaluation included workplace and management diversity, board makeup, and innovative projects. The full list will be published in the Globe Magazine’s Women & Power issue at on November 3 and in print on November 5.

“We’re proud to once again partner with The Women’s Edge to recognize these 100 remarkable women and their companies,” said Globe Magazine editor Francis Storrs. “They’re driving the Massachusetts economy of today and serving as inspiration for the leaders of tomorrow.”

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