Larson is a prominent lawyer, public policy expert, and the former President of Bentley University where she was the first woman to hold the post. President Larson launched the Center for Women and Business at Bentley in 2011, with a mission to advance shared leadership among women and men in the corporate world and to develop women as business leaders. Upon her retirement in June 2018, Bentley’s Board of Trustees named the Center in her honor. Prior to joining Bentley, Larson was a partner at the Boston law firm of Foley Hoag LLP and served as secretary of economic affairs under former Massachusetts Governor William Weld and led a business advisory cabinet for former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Larson was also the first woman to serve as chairman of the board of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and continues to serve on the chamber’s executive committee, as well as on the boards of directors of Unum Group, Boston Private Financial Holdings Inc., and as the board president of the Massachusetts Conference for Women. In 2003, Gloria was awarded the number one position on Boston Magazine’s list of "100 Most Powerful Women in Boston," she was also named among the magazine’s “50 Most Powerful People” in 2015.
“Gloria Larson has committed her life's work to the advancement of women, making her a natural fit for reacHIRE’s Board of Directors. As our company continues to grow and expand in exciting new ways, we look forward to the experience and expertise Gloria brings to help enable more women to thrive and rise in the workplace.”- Addie Swartz, CEO, reacHIRE
Larson is the third member of reacHIRE’s Board of Directors alongside Bill McCullen, Chief Investment Officer at LaunchCapital, and Laura Morse, Managing Director of Entrepreneurship Ventures.
“I’m thrilled to join the board of directors of a company devoted to ensuring that women have the skill sets and support they need to succeed throughout their careers, in workplaces of all types. I’m honored and excited to support reacHIRE’s mission in every way I possibly can.” – Gloria Cordes Larson
reacHIRE partners with Fortune 500 companies to create opportunities for women at all ages and stages of their careers. From return-to-work programs with industry leaders including Fidelity, Wayfair and T-Mobile, reacHIRE is committed to finding and fueling the potential in all professional women. For more information about reacHIRE and its programs for strengthening and building the talent pipeline of future women leaders, please visit www.reachire.com and follow us on LinkedIn.