Patricia Flynn

  • Professor, Economics
  • Trustee Professor of Economics & Management,
  • Ph.D. Boston University
  • M.A. Boston University
  • B.A. Emmanuel College

Teaching Interests

Corporate Governance; Technology, Innovation and Economic Performance; Graduate study tour courses in Ireland. Teach corporate governance in executive education as well as undergraduate and graduate levels. Present corporate governance seminars for professional organizations including the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)/NE, The Boston Club, Directors' Summit at the Univ. of Wisconsin.

Research Interests

Research interests include the impacts of technology on jobs and economic development, women on corporate boards, and gender issues in business schools.

Her research has been funded by sources including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of Education. Her work has been cited in a wide range of sources including: The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Business Week, Time Magazine, The Economist, The Irish Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Accounting Today, and Financial Executive. Has appeared on NBC's Today Show and testified before Congress discussing the impacts of technology on jobs, workers and communities. Since 2003, has annually co-authored the Boston Club's Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers of Massachusetts Public Companies.

Consulting/Practice Interests

Currently serves on the Columbia Funds board with assets under management of over $300 billion; co-chairs the board's Investment Oversight Committee. For over 15 years taught the seminar on Creating and Managing Business Advisory Boards for AACSB-International. From 2011 to 2020, served as co-chair of the United Nations (UN) PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) Working Group on Gender Equality. Co-editor for six books in the PRME series: Two on Gender Equality, four on ESG and sustainability issues, more generally.

In 1993, with the support of AACSB-International, started a support group for women faculty and administrators in business schools around the world. The group offered workshops and seminars encouraging women to become deans and take on other leadership roles in business schools. The group is still active. In 2016, Pat became the first recipient of the Patricia M. Flynn Distinguished Women Leader in Business Education Award, an award now presented annually by the Women Administrators in Management Education at the AACSB International Conference and Annual Meetings (ICAM). Pat continues to write and speak on issues of gender equality in business schools.

Bio

Has written extensively on the impacts of technology on jobs and economic development, corporate governance and gender equality. Corporate and Mutual Fund director. Served 10 years as dean of the McCallum Graduate School of Business.


Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Management (AoM)
  • Mutual Fund Directors Forum (MFDF)
  • Board Leaders
  • Women Corporate Directors (WCD)
  • Independent Directors Council (IDC)
  • The Boston Club
  • National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)
  • Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession
  • American Economics Association (AEA)
  • Financial Executives International (FEI)
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2021, Testimonials for my Advisory Council Seminar, AACSB
  • 2021, Lynn Classical Alumna Makes the World a Better Place, by Dennis Baldini., Lynn Classical High School
  • 2020, First Lifetime Honorary Member of Women in Business Education (WiBE), Women in Business Education (WiBE)
  • 2018, Article selected for inclusion in new education database, SSRN Research Network
  • 2018, Women at Bentley Archival Exhibit, Bentley University
  • 2017, 2017 Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award, Bentley University
  • 2017, Pioneer Award in Thought Leadership -- Translating PRME into Action, United Nations Global Compact Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)
  • 2016, Patricia M. Flynn Distinguished Woman Leader in Business Education Award, AACSB-International, Women Administrators in Management Education
  • 2006, Emerald Literati Network 2006 Award for Excellence, Best Paper published in the Journal of Organizational Change Management in 2005., Journal of Organizational Change Management
  • 2005, President's Award for Extraordinary Service, The Boston Club
  • 1999, Research Excellence Award, American Women's Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA)
  • 1998, New England Women's Leadership Award
  • 1997, Doctorate of Humane Letters, Honorary Degree, Emmanuel College
  • 1995, AWSCPA, Gender Issues Paper Competition, First Place, American Women's Society of Cerftified Public Accountants (AWSCPA)
  • 1993, Distinguished Alumni Award, Boston University
  • 1991, Scholar of the Year Award, Bentley College
  • 1986, Gregory H. Adamian Award for Teaching Excellence, Bentley College
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • Adams, S. M., Flynn, P. M., Wolfman, T. G. (2015). Orchestrating the Demise of All Male Boards. Journal of Management Inquiry, (24) 2 208-211.
  • Flynn, P. M., McTiernan, S. (2011). "Perfect Storm on the Horizon for Women Business School Deans?". Academy of Management Learning and Education (AMLE), (10) 2 323-339.
  • Flynn, P. M., Quinn, M. A. (2010). Economics: Good Choice of Major for Future CEOs. The American Economist, (LV) 1 58-72.
  • Flynn, P. M., Mangelsdorf, M. (2009). Board Games: An Interview with Alan Hassenfeld, Former Chairman and CEO of Hasbro, Inc.. Directorship Magazine, (June/July)
  • Adams, S. M., Flynn, P. M. (2005). Local knowledge advances women's access to corporate boards. Corporate Governance: An International Review, (13) 6 836-846.
  • Adams, S. M., Flynn, P. M. (2005). Actionable Knowledge: Consulting to promote women on boards. Journal of Organizational Change Management, (18) 5 435-450.
  • Flynn, P. M., Adams, S. M. (2004). A "perfect storm" may lead to gains for women directors. Director's Monthly, (December) 15-18.
  • Flynn, P. M., Adams, S. M., , . (2004). Changes Will Bring More Women to Boards. Financial Executive, (March/April) 20/2
  • Flynn, P. M., Adams, S. M. (2004). Women on Board. BizEd/AACSB-International. Sept/Oct 34-39.
  • Flynn, P. M., Adams, M. (2003). The Year of the Nor'easter. Mass High Tech.
  • Flynn, P. M. (2002). Building a Network to Promote Ethical Behavior. Selections, Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC). Fall
  • Flynn, P. M. (2002). Building the Best Business Advisory Council. BizEd, AACSB-International, (November) 40-44.
  • Gittell, R., Flynn, P. M. (2001). The New England Advantage: Use It or Lose It. New England Development. Summer 21-24.
  • Adams, M., Flynn, P. M. (2001). The State We're In: Massachusetts Innovation Economy is Strong but Needs Sustenance. MA High Tech.
  • Flynn, P. M., Kamm, J. B. (2000). Information Technology and Graduate Business Programs. Selections. Winter 2000 11-14.
  • Flynn, P. M., Kamm, J. B., , . (2000). Integrating Information Technology into Graduate Business Programs. Selections, Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), (Winter) 11-16.
  • Gittell, R., Flynn, P. M., Sedgley, N. (2000). Looking for a Few Good Engineers. Connection, New England's Journal of Higher Education and Economic Development, (Summer)
  • Flynn, P. M., Gittell, R., Sedgley, N. (1999). New England as the 21st Century Approaches: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges. New England Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. November/December 41-53.
  • Flynn, P. M., Alviani, J., , . (1999). The MA Innovation Economy: Fast Track or Obsolete?. MA Benchmarks, (Winter) 20-23.
  • Levy, E. S., Flynn, P. M., Kellogg, D. M. (1999). Balancing Professional and Personal Lives: The Mantra for the Next Millennium. The CPA Journal, (LXIX) 10 70-73.
  • Flynn, P. M. (1998). Specialized Master's Degree Programs: A Large but Invisible Component of Business Education. The MBA Newsletter, (November)
  • Flynn, P. M., Leeth, J. D., Levy, E. S. (1997). The Accounting Profession in Transition. CPA Journal, (LXVII) 5 42-45, 56. (Link)
  • Flynn, P. M., Leeth, J. D., Levy, E. S. (1996). The Evolving Gender Mix in Accounting: Implications for the Future of the Profession. Selections. Winter 28-39.
  • Flynn, P. M. (1995). Bringing More Minorities into Accounting. The MBA Newsletter, (January) 9, 12.
  • Flynn, P. M. (1995). Lowell: A High Technology Success Story: What Went Wrong?. New England Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, (March/April) 57-70.
  • Flynn, P. M. (1994). Managing New Technologies, New Model Guides Managers in Anticipating the Impacts of Technological Change. WorkAmerica, National Alliance of Business.
  • Flynn, P. M. (1994). Technology, Life Cycles and Economic Development Strategies. New England Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, (May/June) 17-30.
  • Flynn, P. M. (1985). Technological Change, Jobs and Workers: Lessons from Case Studies. Social and Labour Bulletin, International Labour Office (ILO), (December) 427-430.
  • Flynn, P. M. (1984). Lowell: A High Technology Success Story. New England Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, (September/October) 39-49.

    Books


  • Flynn, P. M. (2020). Co-Editor of Struggles and Successes in the Pursuit of Sustainable Development (and co-author of two chapters). Routledge (UK)
  • Flynn, P. M., , . (2020). Co-editor of Global Champions of Sustainable Development (and co-author of two chapters.). Routledge (UK)
  • Flynn, P. M. (2019). Tan, T.K., Gudic, M. Global Champions in Sustainable Development, Routledge Publishing (UK).
  • Flynn, P. M., Tay, T. K., Gudic, M. (2018). Redefining Success: Integrating Sustainability into Management Education. Greenleaf Publishing (UK)
  • Gudic, M., Tan, T. K., Flynn, P. M. (2017). Beyond the Bottom Line: Integrating Sustainability into Business and Management Practice. PRME/Greenleaf Publishing (UK)
  • Flynn, P. M., Haynes, K., Kilgour, M., , . (2016). Gender Equality in the Workplace: Leadership and Innovation, Greenleaf Publishing (UK).
  • Flynn, P. M., Kilgour, M., Haynes, K., , . (2015). Integrating Gender Equality into Business and Management Education: Lessons Learned and Challenges Remaining. Greeenleaf Publishing, (UK)
  • Flynn, P. M. (1993). Technology Life Cycles and Human Resources. 233. Lanham, MD: University Press of America (Reprint of Facilitating Technological Change: The Human Resource Challenge, 1988. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Publishing Company)
  • Doeringer, P. B., Christensen, K., Flynn, P. M., Useem, M., Sum, A. M., Katz, H. C. (1991). Turbulence in the American Workplace. 256. New York: Oxford University Press

  • Book Chapters


  • Flynn, P. M., Cavanagh, K., Bilimoria, D. (2015). "Gender Issues in Business Schools: The Elephant in the Room" In Patricia Flynn, Kathryn Haynes & Maureen Kilgour, (Eds.) Gender Equality in Business and Management Education: Lessons Learned and Challenges Remaining. Greenleaf Publishing, Inc
  • Adams, S. M., Flynn, P. M., Wolfman, T. (2008). ION: Organizational Networking to Harness Local Power for National Impact In Burke, Ron; Singh, Val; Bilimoria, Morten Huse; Vinnicombe, Susan, (Eds.) Women on Corporate Boards of Directors: Research and Practice. 198-209. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Flynn, P. M. (1998). Lowell: A High Technology Success Story In David R. Lampe, (Eds.) The Massachusetts Miracle: High Technology and Economic Development. The MIT Press
  • Flynn, P. M. (1989). Introducing New Technology into the Workplace: The Dynamics of Technological and Organizational Change In , (Eds.) Investing in People: A Strategy to Address America's Workforce Crisis. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Labor
  • Flynn, P. M. (1989). Technology Life Cycles and Career Paths In T.J. Kozik and D.G. Jansson, (Eds.) The Worker in Transition: Technological Change.
  • Flynn, P. M. (1987). Vocational Education and Local Economic Development: Balancing Short-term and Long-term Needs In , (Eds.) Design Papers for the National Assessment for Vocational Education. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Education
  • Flynn, P. M. (1986). Technological Change, the "Training Cycle" and Economic Development In John Rees, (Eds.) Technology, Regions and Policy. 282-308. Rowan & Littlefield Publishers
  • Flynn, P. M., Doeringer, P., , . (1982). Manpower Strategies for Growth and Diversity in New England' High Technology Sector In John C. Hoy and Melvin H. Bernstein, (Eds.) New England's Vital Resources: The Labor Force. Washington, D.C.: American Council on Education
  • Flynn, P. M. (1982). Finance and the Future of Higher Education in New England In John C. Hoy and Melvin H. Bernstein, (Eds.) Financing Higher Education. 45-77. Mt. Auburn House Publishing
  • Flynn, P. M. (1981). Occupational Education and Training: Goals and Performance In Bruce Vermeulen and Peter B. Doeringer, (Eds.) Jobs and Training: Vocational Policy and the Labor Market. 50-71. Martinus Nijhoff Publishing
  • Flynn, P. M. (1981). Market Influence on Higher Education: A Perspective for the 1980s In John C. Hoy and Melvin H. Bernstein, (Eds.) Business and Academic: Partners in New England's Economic Renewal. 26-74. University Press of New England

  • Conference Proceedings


  • Flynn, P. M. (2013). Business Schools as Responsible Change Agents: From Transition to Transformation. "Research and Publications: Session Summary" .

  • Conference Papers


  • Flynn, P. M. (2008). A Conversation with Alan Hassenfeld, former Chairman and CEO of Hasbro, Inc.National Association of Corproate Directors (NACD), Executive Speaker Series.

  • Other(s)


  • , M., , P., Flynn, P. M., , . (2021). Practical Guidance for Fund Directors on Board Self-AssessmentsMutual Fund Directors Forum (MFDF).
  • Flynn, P. M., Clark, C., Wolfman, T. G. (2021). Breaking Barriers: The 2021 Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers of MA Public Companies.The Boston Club.
  • Flynn, P. M., , . (2020). "2019 Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy"The Innovation Institute of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. 22nd edition
  • Flynn, P. M., Clark, C., Wolfman, T., , . (2020). "Significant Progress: But Not for Everyone: The 2020 Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers of MA Public Companies"The Boston Club. 18
  • Adams, S. M., Flynn, P. M., Wolfman, T. G. (2019). "Measuring Success: The 2019 Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers of MA Public Companies"The Boston Club.
  • , M., Flynn, P. M. (2019). "2018 Index of the MA Innovation Economy".
  • Flynn, P. M., , ., , . (2018). MA Technology Collaborative, "Index of the MA Innovation Economy"MA Technology Collaborative.
  • Adams, S. M., Flynn, P. M., Wolfman, T. G. (2018). Winds of Change: The 2018 Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers of Massachusetts Public CompaniesThe Boston Club. (Link)
  • Adams, S. M., Flynn, P. M., Wolfman, T. (2017). Full Disclosure: The Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers of Massachusetts Public Companies .
  • Adams, S. M., Flynn, P. M., Wolfman, T. (2016). Boardroom Progress but not in the Executive Suite: 2016 Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers.
  • Flynn, P. M., , K. H., Kilgour, M. (2016). PRME Working Group on Gender Equality Annual Report and newsletters. Forthcoming.
  • Adams, S. M., Flynn, P. M., Wolfman, T. G. (2016). Boardroom Progress but Not in the Executive Suite (2016 Census Of Women and Executive Officers of Massachusetts)The Boston Club.
  • Collaborative, M. T., Flynn, P. M. (2016). Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy, 2015-2016.
  • Flynn, P. M. (2015). "Closing the gender gap"BizEd.
  • Adams, S. M., Flynn, P. M., Wolfman, T. (2015). The Public Sector Weighs In- 2015 Census of Women Directors and Executive OfficersThe Boston Club.
  • Flynn, P. M., , M. (2014). 2014 Index of the MA Innovation Economy.
  • Flynn, P. M., Adams, S. M., Wolfman, T. (2014). No More Excuses: The 2014 Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers of MA Public CompaniesThe Boston Club.
  • Flynn, P. M., MA Tech Collaborative, I. (2014). 2013 Index of the MA Innovation EconomyMA Tech Collaborative.
  • Adams, S. M., Flynn, P. M., Wolfman, T. G. (2013). Targets of Opportunity:2013 Census of Women Directors and Executive Officersof MassachusettsThe Boston Club.
  • Adams, S. M., Flynn, P. M., Wolfman, T. (2012). "Unfinished Business" The 2012 Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers in MA Public Companies.
  • MA Tech Collaborative, ., Flynn, P. M. (2012). 2011 Index of the MA Innovation Economy.
  • , J., Flynn, P. M. (2011). Index of the MA Innovation EconomyMA Technology Collaborative. 14 (Link)
  • Adams, S. M., Flynn, P. M., Wolfman, T. (2011). "What If..." The 2011 Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers in MA Public CompaniesThe Boston Club.
  • Flynn, P. M., MA Technology Collaborative, ., , . (2010). Index of the MA Innovation Economy, Annually, 1997 - 2009MA Technology Collaborative. (Link)
  • Adams, S. M., Flynn, P. M., Wolfman, T. G. (2010). Making a DifferenceThe Boston Club. (Link)
  • Adams, S. M., Flynn, P. M., Wolfman, T. G. (2009). Building for the Future or Stuck in the Past?: 2009 Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers in the Largest 100 Public Companies of MassachusettsThe Boston Club. (Link)
  • Adams, S. M., Flynn, P. M., Wolfman, T. G. (2008). Succession Planning and Diversity: A Winning Combination in Troubled Times (2008 Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers in the Largest 100 Public Companies of Massachusetts)The Boston Club. (Link)
  • Flynn, P. M. (2007). Red Flags in High TechThe New England Journal of Higher Education, (XXII) 1 23-24.
  • Adams, S. M., Flynn, P. M., Wolfman, T. G. (2007). Leading by Example: 2007 Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers in the Largest 100 Public Companies of MassachusettsThe Boston Club. (Link)
  • Adams, S. M., Flynn, P. M., Wolfman, T. G. (2006). Missed Opportunities: 2006 Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers in the Largest 100 Public Companies of MassachusettsThe Boston Club. (Link)
  • Adams, S. M., Flynn, P. M. (2005). Stuck in Neutral: 2005Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers in the Largest 100 Public Companies of MassachusettsThe Boston Club. (Link)
  • Flynn, P. M., Adams, S. M. (2004). Strategic Assets: 2004 Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers in the Largest 100 Public Companies of MassachusettsThe Boston Club. (Link)
  • Flynn, P. M., Adams, M., , . (2004). From Innovation to Jobs: Collaboration Needed to Boost the EconomyMass High Tech.
  • Flynn, P. M. (2003). The Celtic Tiger: Ireland's Dramatic Economic TransformationMass High Tech. January
  • Flynn, P. M., Adams, S. M. (2003). Strategic Assets: 2003 Census of Women Directors and Executive OfficersThe Boston Club. (Link)
  • Flynn, P. M., Adams, M. (2003). The Innovation ImperativeMass High Tech.
  • Flynn, P. M., Alvani, J. (1998). Why Innovation is an Economic Priority for MAMass High Tech. 2,4.
  • Flynn, P. M., Schwarzkopf, D. L. (). Assessment of state reports on technology-based economic development: Lessons for benchmarkingNational Science Foundation. 360 pp. Forthcoming.
  • Presentations

  • Flynn, P. M. (2021). “Business Schools Advisory Boards: Achieving Strategic Impact” Presented at the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Global Workshop for Business School Deans
  • Flynn, P. M. (2021). “Mutual Fund Boards: Director Responsibilities & Characteristics, and Getting There” Presented at the National Association for Corporate Directors (NACD) Boot Camp for Aspiring Directors
  • Flynn, P. M. (2021). “Mobilizing Your Advisory Boards” Presented at the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) External and Alumni Relations Conference
  • Flynn, P. M. (2020). “Findings of the 2020 Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers of Massachusetts Public Companies” Presented at the The Boston Club The Push and Pull of Change: Leadership Now Zoom
  • Flynn, P. M. (2020). “Corporate and Mutual Fund Directors: Characteristics and Pathways to the Boardroom” Presented at theWomen in Business Education (WiBE) Zoom
  • Flynn, P. M. (2020). “Preparing Women to Gain Access to Corporate Boardrooms: Prepping for the Board Interview”
  • Flynn, P. M. (2020). “Preparing Women to Gain Access to Corporate Boardrooms: Developing Your Bio for a Corporate or Mutual Fund Board”
  • Flynn, P. M. (2020). “Measures of Board Effectiveness” Presented at the Mutual Fund Directors Forum 2020 Fund Governance and Regulatory Insights Washington, DC
  • Flynn, P. M., Yates, D. J., Weiss, J. W. (2019). Presented at theBentley Research Colloquium on Social In/Justice & Inequality, "Remedies", Panel Co-Chair
  • Flynn, P. M. (2019). Presented at theBentley Executive Club, "Corporate and Mutual Fund Directors: Characteristics and Pathways to the Boardroom"
  • Flynn, P. M. (2019). “Leadership and Moving Forward to the Corporate Boardroom” Presented at the Center for Women and Business, Bentley University Women's Executive Leadership Program Waltham
  • Flynn, P. M. (2018). “Findings of the 2018 Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers in MA Public Companies” Presented at the The Boston Club Corporate Salute
  • Flynn, P. M. (2018). “Gender and Diversity on Boards” Presented at the Bentley University Global Business Ethics Symposium
  • Flynn, P. M. (2018). “Conversations with Editors and Senior Scholars” Presented at the Cyrus Institute of Knowledge, 6th International Conference Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Responsible Management, and Sustainable Economic Development Casablanca, Morocco
  • Flynn, P. M. (2018). “Innovation and Economic Development: Benchmarking Competitiveness” Presented at the 6th CYRUS Institute of Knowledge International Conference Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Responsible Management, and Sustainable Economic Development Casablanca, Morocco
  • Flynn, P. M. (2018). “Corporate and Mutual Fund Directors: Characteristics and Pathways to the Boardroom”
  • Flynn, P. M. (2017). “Gender Diversity and Mutual Fund Boards” Presented at the Board IQ The Exchange Webinar
  • Flynn, P. M. (2017). “Are Business Schools Helping to Reduce Gender Inequality in the Workplace -- or Not?” Presented at the Hull University Business School Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Seminar UK
  • Flynn, P. M. (2017). “Are Business Schools Helping to Reduce Gender Inequality in the Workplace -- or Not?” Presented at the Economics Department Research Seminar Bentley University
  • Flynn, P. M. (2017). “Ways to Increase Women on Corporate Boards” Presented at the Commonwealth of MA Office of the State Treasurer Bringing Diversity on Board - A Roundtable Discussion with the Financial Industry Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2017). “Effective Communications at the Senior Executive and Board Levels,"”
  • Flynn, P. M. (2017). “Understanding the Responsibilities of a Mutual Fund Director”
  • Flynn, P. M. (2017). “For-Profit Board Alternatives: Corporate, Mutual Fund, and Private Company Boards” Presented at the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Boot Camp for Aspiring Directors Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2017). “Lessons on Professional and Personal Development” Presented at the Center for Women and Business Reaching Higher: Preparing for Senior Leadership Bentley University
  • Flynn, P. M. (2017). Presented at the UN Global Compact, PRME 10th Anniversary Global Forum Co-Moderator, PRME Cross-Working Group Meeting NYC
  • Flynn, P. M. (2017). Presented at the UN Global Compact, PRME 10th Anniversary Global Forum Moderator, PRME Working Groups Session: Missions, Activities and Future Plans NYC
  • Flynn, P. M. (2017). “Best Practices for Managing and Leading Your Business Advisory Council” Presented at theNortheast Business Deans' Association Annual Conferencee Providence, RI
  • Flynn, P. M. (2017). “Mutual Fund vs. Corporate Boards”
  • Flynn, P. M. (2016). Presented at the"Women in the Talent Pipeline: Inclusive Workforce Strategies that Work," Mass High Tech Council and reacHire, McKinsey & Co. McKinsey & Co. Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2016). Presented at the NICSA "Transformational Change: The Independent Director's Perspective,"National Investment Company Service Association (NICSA) Boston
  • Flynn, p. M. (2016). “When Quotas Aren't an Option: Alternatives to Finding Qualified Women for Corporate Boards”
  • Flynn, P. M. (2016). “Women Managers and Leaders Across the Globe” Presented at theInternational Labour Organization (ILO)/German Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Future of Work and Labour Market Reforms ILO, Geneva
  • Flynn, P. M. (2015). “The Future of Mutual Fund Board Composition: A Discussion on Diversity” Presented at the Mutual Fund Directors Forum Education Webinar Web
  • Flynn, P. M. (2015). “Corporate and Mutual Fund Boards: Governance, Composition and Responsibilities” Presented at the The Boston Club Corporate Board Education Series Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2015). “Experiences of a Corporate and Mutual Fund Director” Presented at the Women Corporate Directors (WCD) On Board Bootcamp Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2015). “The Role of Women in Business” Presented at the Northeast Business Deans Association Annual Meeting Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2015). “Next Steps to Corporate Directorships” Presented at the The Boston Club Board Education Seminar Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2015). “Findings of the 2015 Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers in MA Public Companies” Presented at the The Boston Club The Corporate Salute Westin Copley Plaza
  • Flynn, P. M. (2015). “Sustainability, Gender Equality & Responsible Management Education” Presented at the Bentley University 2015 Bentley Research Colloquium. Sustainable Worlds: Individual, Business, Soceital & Scientific Perspectives
  • Flynn, P. M. (2014). “"Findings of the 2014 Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers of MA Public Companies"” Presented at the The Boston Club, and Bentley University The Corporate Salute Westin Copley Plaza, Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2014). “The MA Innovation Economy: Benchmarking with Our Competitors” Presented at the MA Econ MA Econ Spring Meeting Cambridge, MA
  • Flynn, P. M. (2014). “Current Issues for Mutual Fund Directors” Presented at the PwC PwC Executive Forum at the Players Championship Jacksonville, FL
  • Flynn, P. M. (2014). “The MA Innovation Economy: Benchmarking with Our Competitors” Presented at the MERC- MetroWest Economic Research Center, Framingham State University Keynote Speaker, The MA Innovation Economy: Maintaining MetroWest's Competitiveness Framingham, MA
  • Flynn, P. M. (2014). “Addressing Gender Equality Issues in Management Education and in the Marketplace” Presented at the NCW National Council of Women (NCW), 125th Anniversary, Exploring New Horizons for Societal Change Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York City
  • Flynn, P. M. (2014). “Effectively Engaging Business Advisory Councils in Development Activities” Presented at the AACSB Business School Communications and Development Symposium St. Pete Beach, FL
  • Flynn, P. M. (2013). “Mutual Fund Boards & Corporate Boards: Differences and Similarities” Presented at the Women Corporate Directors (WCD) "Mutual fund boards: Evolution from passive players to corporate watchdogs"
  • Flynn, P. M. (2013). Presented at the UN PRME International Webinar: PRME Working Group on Gender Equality: Next Steps"
  • Flynn, P. M. (2013). Presented at the Association of Builders & Contractors, MA chapter "The MA Innovation Economy: Benchmarking with our competitors"
  • Flynn, P. M. (2013). “Business schools as responsible change agents. From Transition to Transformation: Research and Publications” Presented at theCEEMAN 21st Annual Conference, Bled, Slovenia
  • Flynn, P. M. (2013). “Perfect storm on the horizon for women business school deans"” Presented at the Newcastle University Business School (UK) Gender, Professions and Society Forum Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
  • Flynn, P. M. (2013). Presented at the UN PRME 2013 PRME Global Summit, Discussion Leader, "New Ways of Developing Leaders for the Future We Want" Bled, Slovenia
  • Flynn, P. M. (2013). “PRME Gender Equality Repository” Presented at the Bentley 2013 Fall Research Colloquium: Responsible Innovation
  • Flynn, P. M. (2012). “Launch of the Global Repository of Resources on Gender Equality” Presented at the UN Global Compact/Principles for Responsible Management (PRME) 3rd Global Forum for Responsible Management Education Rio de Janeiro. (June 15) Discussion Leader For Global Forum
  • Flynn, P. M. (2012). “What You Can Do To Foster Gender Equality in Management Education” Presented at theAACSB Deans Conference, Women Administrators in Management Education (WAME) Affinity Group New Orleans (Feb. 9)
  • Flynn, P. M. (2012). “Using PRME's New Global Repository on Gender Equality to Bring about Change in Management Education” Presented at theAACSB Deans Conference, PRME Affinity Group New Orleans (Feb. 9)
  • Flynn, P. M. (2012). “Executive Panel Discussion: Perspectives & Best Practices from CEOs and Diversity Leaders, Panel Moderator” Presented at the Center for Women & Business Inaugural Forum Moving from Conversation to Action Bentley University. (Apr. 27)
  • Flynn, P. M. (2012). “The Economic Impact of Women on Boards” Presented at the WEST (Women Executives in Science and Technology) Executive Women Dinner Boston. (June 6) Panelist
  • Flynn, P. M. (2012). “Addressing Gender Equality Issues in Management Education and the Workplace” Presented at the UN Global Compact PRME (Nov. 30) Lead Presenter International Webinar
  • Flynn, P. M. (2012). “Goals, Activities and Future Plans for the Anti-Corruption, Gender Equality and Anti-Poverty PRME Working Groups” Presented at the UN Global Compact Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum (CSF) Rio de Janeiro (June 16)
  • Flynn, P. M. (2012). “Fostering the Integration of Gender Issues into Management Education Across the Globe” Presented at the Gender & Diversity Organization Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management Boston (Aug. 6)
  • Flynn, P. M. (2012). “Inspiring Women Today & Tomorrow” Presented at the Deutsche Bank PGA Golf Championship Inaugural Executive Women's Day TPC Boston, Power Brokers Breakfast Speaker (Aug. 28)
  • Flynn, P. M. (2012). “PRME Gender Equality Working Group: Global Repository Project” Presented at the UN Global Compact PRME. (Mar. 2) Lead Presenter International Webinar
  • Flynn, P. M. (2012). “Governance and the Responsible Enterprise” Presented at the Bentley University & State Street Foundation, 8th Global Business Ethics Symposium The Future of Capitalism: Ethics, Sustainable Practice & the Global Economy Waltham. Panel Moderator (May 21)
  • Flynn, P. M. (2011). “Women in Finance: Personal and Professional Success [11/16/11]” Presented at the Treasury Management Association of New England Women in Finance Professional Development Program Bank of NY Mellon, Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2011). “The MA Innovation Economy: Past, Present & Future [12/15/11]” Presented at the Middlesex Savings Bank 12th Annual Middlesex Savings Bank Economic Breakfast Newton, MA
  • Flynn, P. M. (2011). Presented at the NACD/National Diversity Opportunities for Women in the Boardroom
  • Flynn, P. M. (2011). “Roundtable Participant [06/23/11]” Presented at the NACD/National Women in the Boardroom: Moving the Needle NYC
  • Flynn, P. M. (2011). “Business School Deans: Characteristics and Career Paths by Gender & Prospects for the Future [2/28/11]” Presented at theWomen's Leadership Institute (WLI) Scholar Series Bentley
  • Flynn, P. M. (2010). “Get Smart; Best Bets in Director Education” Presented at theWomen Corporate Directors (WCD) Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2010). “Your Nomination and Interview for a Board Seat” Presented at theNew Directions, Board Directorship Speaker Series Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2009). “Barriers Hindering Women's Access to Corporate Boards” Presented at the Minnesota Women's Economic Roundtable (MWER) and WCD Launch of the MN Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Flynn, P. M. (2009). “Insights and Interests of the NEBH Board of Visitors: Results from Member Survey” Presented at the New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) Mid-year Meeting ofthe Board of Visitors (BoV)
  • Flynn, P. M. (2009). “"Assessment of the current financial and economic crises: A Conversation with Cathy Minehan"” Presented at the WLI WLI Forum Bentley
  • Flynn, P. M. (2009). “Reflections on Being the First Woman on a Corporate Board"; and, "The Status of Women on Corporate Boards” Presented at the University of Southern New Hampshire Women's Leadership Summit Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Flynn, P. M. (2009). “Competing through Innovation: Benchmarking MA with Leading Technology States and Global Hubs” Presented at theThe President's Forum of Boston, Annual Meeting Boston
  • Flynn, P. M., McTiernan, S. (2008). “Paths to the Business School Deanship” Presented at the AACSB-International Associate Deans Conference Glendale, AR
  • Flynn, P. M. (2008). “A Conversation with Alan Hassenfeld, former Chairman and CEO of Hasbro, Inc.” Presented at the National Association of Corproate Directors (NACD) Executive Speaker Series Boston
  • Flynn, P. M., McTiernan, S. (2008). “Characteristics of Today's B-School Deans and How They Got There” Presented at the AACSB-International Deans Conference San Antonio, TX
  • Flynn, P. M. (2008). “Is Massachusetts Losing its Competitive Edge?” Presented at the Smaller Business Administration of New England (SBANE) Annual Meeting Waltham, MA
  • Flynn, P. M. (2008). “Engaging the Business Advisory Council in Development and Communications Activities” Presented at the AACSB-International Development and Communications Conference Chicago
  • Flynn, P. M. (2007). “Leading Practices for Effective Boards” Presented at the NACD Directors' Professional Development Workshop Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2007). “Skills Challenges Threatening U.S. Competitiveness in the Global Economy and Implications for Massachusetts, Keynote Address” Presented at the Smaller Business Administration of New England (SBANE) Workforce 2008 Conference Waltham
  • Flynn, P. M. (2007). “Benchmarking Economic Development in MA: Unsettling Trends” Presented at theBentley Executive Club Bankers' Affinity Luncheon Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2007). “Women on Corporate Boards: Status and Action Steps for Change” Presented at the Harvard Club of Boston The Women of the Harvard Club Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2007). “Innovation and Economic Development: Benchmarking MA, NY and NJ” Presented at the Bentley University Bentley Alumni Chapter Paramus, NJ
  • Flynn, P. M. (2007). “Characteristics & Responsibilities of Corporate Directors” Presented at the Financial Executives International (FEI) FEI Annual Summit Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2007). “Driving Greater Boston and New England - The Impact of Greater Boston's Teaching Hospitals” Presented at the Boston Teaching Hospitals and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Leading Industries Executive Forum Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2006). “Best Practices for Effective Corporate Boards” Presented at the NACD Director Professional Development Workshop Boston
  • Flynn, P. M., Adams, S. M. (2006). “Changing the Gender Composition of Corporate Boards and Executive Suites: Research & Strategies” Presented at the Bentley University Management Department Research Seminar
  • Flynn, P. M. (2006). “Women on Corporate Boards: Status and Strategies for Change” Presented at theCommercial Real Estate Women (CREW)/New England Women in Real Estate (NEWIRE) Regional Conference Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2006). “The Adventures of Being a Corporate Director” Presented at the Financial Women's Association Annual Directors' Meeting New York City
  • Adams, S. M., Flynn, P. M. (2006). “Women on Boards of Directors: The United States Regional Update and Potential Route to More Substantial Progress” Presented at theAcademy of Management Atlanta, GA
  • Flynn, P. M. (2006). “The Composition of Corporate Boards: Accelerating the Pace of Change” Presented at the 2nd Bentley Global Business Ethics Symposium Corporate Social Responsibility in the 21st Century: Coping with Globalization Bentley University
  • Flynn, P. M. (2006). “Transitioning to an Innovation-Driven Economy” Presented at the Forfas National Skills Conference Dublin, Ireland
  • Flynn, P. M. (2006). “Responsibilities and Expectations of Directors on Non-Profit Boards” Presented at the Strategic Venture Advisors Non-Profit Director Professional Development Workshop Newton, MA
  • Flynn, P. M. (2005). “Perspectives of a Corporate Director” Presented at the Bentley Alumni Chapter The CFO and the Board Waltham, MA
  • Flynn, P. M. (2005). “The How's and Why's of Joining the Board of a Public or Privately-Held Company” Presented at the Financial Executives International (FEI)/Boston Chapter Professional Development Session Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2005). “Getting Your Seat at the Table” Presented at the Business and Professional Women/USA National Conference: Making Influential Connections Philadelphia
  • Flynn, P. M. (2005). “Continuing Professional Development for Corporate Directors: The Lay of the Land” Presented at the Women Corporate Directors The Board's Role in Strategy New York City
  • Flynn, P. M. (2005). “Board of Directors 101” Presented at the MA Society of CPAs (MSCPA) Professional Development Program Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2005). “Effective, Engaged Business Advisory Boards” Presented at the Canadian Federation of Business School Deans Fall Conference Toronto, Canada
  • Flynn, P. M. (2005). “Findings of the Annual Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers” Presented at the The Boston Club Corporate Salute (2003, 2004, 2005) Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2005). “The Impact and Status of Women in the Boardroom” Presented at the NACD/Houston Chapter Women in Governance Workshop Houston
  • Adams, S. M., Flynn, P. M. (2004). “Creating actionable knowledge: A case study to promote women on corporate boards” Presented at theAcademy of Management New Orleans
  • Flynn, P. M. (2004). “So You Want to Become a Corporate Director?”
  • Flynn, P. M. (2004). “Are We Nominating the Right Directors?” Presented at the NACD Annual Conference on Corporate Governance Washington, DC
  • Flynn, P. M. (2004). “Friend-making and Fund-raising” Presented at the AACSB-International Annual Meeting Montreal
  • Flynn, P. M. (2004). “Moving Up the Value Chain: Innovation and the Knowledge Economy in Ireland” Presented at the American Electronics Association (AEA) and the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) of Ireland Doing Business in Ireland Waltham, MA
  • Flynn, P. M. (2004). “Women on Corporate Boards in MA” Presented at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Women's Network Breakfast Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2003). “Is the Innovation Economy Dead or Alive?” Presented at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Annual Policy Studies Lecture Dartmouth, MA
  • Flynn, P. M. (2003). “Creatively Managing Advisory Boards” Presented at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration (MAABCA) Annual Meeting Fordham University, New York
  • Flynn, P. M. (2003). “Finding Qualified and Independent Board Members - Who Just Happen to Be Women” Presented at the NACD Professional Development Breakfast Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2002). “Secure Your Financial Future” Presented at the Women in Technology International (WITI) Annual Conference Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2002). “Innovation in the Medical Devices Industry in Massachusetts” Presented at the MA Medical Devices Association MA MEDIC Annual Meeting Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2002). “The Role and Clout of Women in the U.S. Economy” Presented at the The Boston Club Advisory Board Annual Meeting Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2002). “Innovative Ways for MBA Programs to Interact with the Business Community” Presented at theNational Part-Time MBA Conference Waltham
  • Flynn, P. M. (2001). “How Does New England Compete?” Presented at the Mass High Tech Pulse of Technology Conference Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2001). “10 Practical Tips on Developing and Managing Business Advisory Boards,” Presented at theNortheast Business Deans Ledyard, CT
  • Flynn, P. M. (2001). “Networking and Mentoring for Success” Presented at the AACSB-International Women Administrators in Management Education (WAME) New York City
  • Flynn, P. M. (2001). “So You Want to be a Corporate Director?” Presented at the Financial Women's Association (FWA)/Boston Chapter Annual Meeting Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2000). “Women's Career Development: The Male Perspective”
  • Flynn, P. M. (2000). “Seize the Millennium: With Agility, Technology and People” Presented at the Brookline Chamber of Commerce First Annual Business EXPO Brookline, MA
  • Flynn, P. M. (2000). “Integrating Business and IT into the Curriculum” Presented at theIBM Conference on E-Commerce New York
  • Flynn, P. M. (2000). “Fostering Organizational and Curricular Change in Business Schools” Presented at the New York University, Stern School of Business International Teachers Program New York City
  • Flynn, P. M. (2000). “Careers and Opportunities in Finance and Business” Presented at theNational Conference on Girls, Women & Money Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2000). “E-Business and Business Education” Presented at the AACSB-International First Annual AACSB Management Education E-Commerce Conference Boston
  • Flynn, P. M. (2000). “E-Business and Graduate and Professional Education@Bentley College” Presented at the AACSB-International Associate Deans' Seminar San Diego
  • Flynn, P. M., Levy, E. S., Kellogg, D. M. (2000). “Customized Work Arrangements in the Public Accounting Profession” Presented at theThe Applied Business Research Conference Program Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Flynn, P. M. (1999). “New England: Building a 21st Century Economy” Presented at the Center for Best Practices National Governor's Association Portsmouth, NH
  • Flynn, P. M. (1999). “Integrating IT into MBA Programs” Presented at theAACSB Annual Meeting Atlanta
  • Flynn, P. M. (1999). “Transforming From Within the Business School: A Dean's Panel” Presented at the AACSB Associate Deans Seminar Miami
  • Flynn, P. M. (1999). “Graduate and Professional Programs in E-Business at Bentley College” Presented at theIBM Conference on E-Commerce New York
  • Flynn, P. M., Levy, E. S., Kellogg, D. M. (1999). “Customized Work Arrangements in the Accounting Profession” Presented at theAmerican Association for Business and Behavioral Science Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Flynn, P. M. (1998). “The 1998 Index of the MA Innovation Economy: Findings & Policy Implications” Presented at theGovernor's Council on Economic Growth and Technology Boston, MA
  • Flynn, P. M. (1998). “Attracting High-Tech Industries” Presented at theConnecticut Light and Power Berlin, CT
  • Flynn, P. M. (1998). “Competitive Advantage and Drivers of the Regional Economy” Presented at theSan Francisco Chamber of Commerce CA
  • Flynn, P. M. (1998). “Lessons Learned: 25 Years of State Economic Policy” Presented at theMassInc Boston, MA
  • Flynn, P. M. (1997). “The Launch of the MA Innovation Index” Presented at theAssociated Industries of MA Boston, MA
  • Flynn, P. M. (1997). “The New Index of the MA Innovation Economy: Keeping Focus on Our Competitive Advantage” Presented at theMA Business Roundtable Boston, MA
  • Flynn, P. M. (1996). “The Effects of State and Local Public Policies on Economic Development” Presented at theFederal Reserve Bank of Boston Boston, MA
  • Flynn, P. M. (1994). “Are Labor Skills Meeting Business Needs?” Presented at theNew England Economic Project Outlook Conference Boston, MA
  • Flynn, P. M. (1994). “State Strategies for Job Growth” Presented at the New England Advisory Council Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Boston, MA
  • Flynn, P. M. (1994). “Competitive Strategies of States: Implications for New England” Presented at theBoston Economic Club Boston, MA
  • Flynn, P. M. (1992). “Competitive Strategies & Economic Development: Lessons for New England” Presented at theNew England Economic Project Outlook Conference Boston, MA
  • Flynn, P. M. (1992). “Anticipating the Impacts of Technological Change” Presented at theEstonian Management Institute Tallinn, Estonia
  • Flynn, P. M. (1990). “Utilizing the Talents of Blue-Collar Workers: The Impacts of Technological Change” Presented at theJoint Economic Committee of Congress Washington, DC
  • Flynn, P. M. (1990). “The Workforce of the Future: Impacts of Technological Change” Presented at theNational Economists Club Washington, DC
  • Service

    Department Service


  • DEI Subcommittee 2021 - Present
  • Committee Member for Faculty Teaching Evaluation 2015 - Present
  • Summer Grants Committee 2007 - 2020
  • Committee Member for Summer Grants Committee 2004 - 2020
  • Faculty Teaching Evaluation for Faculty Teaching Evaluation - 2015
  • Committee Member for Summer Grants Committee - 2015
  • Evaluation of Lecturer and Adjunct Faculty Members for Faculty Teaching Evaluation - 2014
  • Faculty Evaluation - 2013
  • Committee Member for Principles Committee 2011 - 2012
  • Committee Chair for Summer Grant Review Committee - 2011
  • Committee Member for Assurance of Learning 2007 - 2009
  • Committee Chair for Summer Grant Proposal Review Committee 2007 - 2009
  • Committee Member for Graduate Curriculum Committee 2006 - 2007
  • Committee Chair for Management Department, Industrial Liaison Project Committee - 2005
  • University Service


  • Task Force Member for Bentley-Gallup Partnership 2021 - Present
  • Promotion & Tenure Committee 2019 - Present
  • Regular guest for Bentley Executive Club, Various presentations and events 2007 - Present
  • Interviewed Candidates for Faculty Committee to Interview Business Dean Candidates - 2021
  • Trauma-informed Responses to Disclosures of Sexual Violence training - 2021
  • Guest Speaker for Sexism and Bentley, Learning & Teaching Colloquium panel panelist - 2021
  • Program Organizer for Sexism and Bentley session at Faculty Senate, Coordinator - 2021
  • Committee Member for Faculty Evaluation Procedures Committee (FEPC) 2018 - 2019
  • Committee Chair for Nominating Committee, Chair 2015 - 2017
  • Discover Bentley - 2014
  • Member for Promotion and Tenure Committee 2011 - 2014
  • Other for Leadership Donor Reception - 2014
  • Guest Speaker for Bentley University, Grants Office - 2013
  • Committee Chair for NEASC Re-accreditation Committee 2011 - 2012
  • Bentley Executive Club, "Overview of Bentley's Corporate Immersion Program" - 2012
  • Committee Member for Bentley Executive Club, "Donnie Walberg Presents" - 2012
  • Committee Member for Center for Women in Business Advisory Board Member - 2011
  • Committee Member for Promotion and Tenure (P&T) Committee - 2011
  • Reviewed proposals for funding for Center for Women & Business, Proposal Reviewer 2011 - 2011
  • Participant for Bentley Executive Club, "Restaurant Panel" - 2011
  • Mentor (Faculty) for 85 Broads - 2011
  • Participant for Bentley Executive Club, "A Celebration of Celtic Pride" - 2011
  • Committee Member for Institute for Women's Leadership, Advisory Board 2005 - 2010
  • Brainstormer for Women's Leadership Institute 2008 - 2009
  • Committee Member for Board of Trustees Academic Affairs Committee 2007 - 2009
  • Committee Member for Salary & Benefits Committee 2007 - 2009
  • Committee Member for Institutional Positioning & Reputation Group, Bentley Strategic Planning - 2008
  • Committee Chair for EQUIS Self-Evaluation Team, Corporate Relations 2007 - 2008
  • Committee Member for Search Committee, Dean of Business & the McCallum Graduate School 2007 - 2008
  • Research Associate for Cronin International Center 2005 - 2008
  • Committee Member for Institutional Review Board (IRB) 2004 - 2008
  • Brainstormer for Women's Leadership Institute, MOM program - 2008
  • Committee Member for Bentley President Search Committee 2005 - 2007
  • Committee Member for Promotion & Tenure Committee 2004 - 2007
  • Committee Member for Vice Provost of International Affairs Search Committee 2005 - 2006
  • Committee Chair for Faculty Affairs Committee 2004 - 2006
  • Committee Member for Short-term Program Advisory Board, Cronin International Center - 2005
  • Committee Chair for MA High Tech/Bentley New England Tech Stock Index 2001 - 2005
  • Professional Service


  • Committee Member for Greenleaf/Routledge PRME Book Series Editorial Board 2016 - Present
  • Committee Member for Mutual Fund Directors Forum (MFDF), Board Effectiveness Working Group 2016 - Present
  • Committee Member for New England Baptist Hospital, Governance Committee 2016 - Present
  • Advisory Board/Council Member for National Association of Corporate Directors/New England (NACD/NE) 2012 - Present
  • Advisory Board/Council Member for The Boston Club, "Directors Circle" 2012 - Present
  • Board of Directors of a Company for Columbia Funds 2004 - Present
  • Non-Profit Board Member for MA Taxpayers Foundation (MTF) 1997 - Present
  • Committee Member for Boston Women Leaders Network (BWLN) 2017 - 2020
  • Co-Chair for United Nations Global Compact/Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), Gender Equality Working Group 2011 - 2020
  • Chairperson for Innovation Index Business Advisory Committee, MA Tech Collaborative 1996 - 2020
  • Fusio, The Bentley Undergraduate Research Journal - 2019
  • Journal of Marketing Education - 2019
  • Committee Member for NACD Director of the Year Private Company Board Nominating Committee 2014 - 2018
  • Task Force Member for MA Business Roundtable (MBR), Education and Competitiveness Task Forces 2010 - 2018
  • Non-Profit Board Member for Massachusetts Business Roundtable 2010 - 2018
  • Committee Member for NACD Director of the Year Private Company Board Nominating Committeee - 2015
  • Committee Member for NACD Director of the Year Private Company Board Nominating Committeen of Corporate Directors (NACD), Director of the Year Awards, Private Board Review Committee - 2014
  • Committee Member for NACD, Public Director Nominating Committee, Director of the Year Awards 2012 - 2013
  • Reviewer for University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Economics Department, Promotion & Tenure Case on Corporate Governance - 2012
  • Reviewer for NSF, National Science Board - 2012
  • Participant for Harvard Business School 2011 - 2012
  • Advisory Board/Council Member for Move the Needle: Diversity and Women in the Boardroom 2011 - 2012
  • Advisory Board/Council Member for 2020 Women on Boards 2010 - 2012
  • Committee Member for ION Membership Committee 2005 - 2012
  • Judge for New England Women's Leadership Awards 1999 - 2012
  • Non-Profit Board Member for National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)/New England 2005 - 2012
  • Committee Member for New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) Board of Visitors 1998 - 2011
  • Conference Advisory Board Member for 4th International HR Conference (Bangkok) 2011 - 2011
  • Chairperson for PRME Gender Equality Working Group, International Webinar - 2011
  • Judge, Best Paper Awards for 4th International HR Conference (Bangkok) - 2011
  • Board of Directors of a Company for RiverSource Funds 2005 - 2010
  • Committee Chair for Index of the MA Innovation Economy Advisory Committee 1996 - 2010
  • Committee Member for CEO Search Committee, New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) 2008 - 2009
  • Committee Chair for NACD/NE, Director of the Year Awards, Selection Committee 2007 - 2008
  • Chairperson for New England Baptist Hospital Board of Visitors 2007 - 2008
  • Reviewer, Grant Proposal for National Science Foundation (NSF) 2006 - 2008
  • Committee Member for The Boston Club, Corproate Board Resource Committee 1996 - 2008
  • Committee Member for MA Taxpayers Foundation, Executive Committee 2006 - 2007
  • Committee Chair for InterOrganization Network, Membership Committee 2005 - 2007
  • Committee Chair for NACD/NE, Nominating & Governance Committee 2005 - 2007
  • Committee Member for Financial Executives International (FEI), Board Resource Committee 2003 - 2007
  • Committee Member for Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Women's Network Advisory Board 2003 - 2007
  • Committee Chair for NACD/NE, Executive Speaker Series 2003 - 2007
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Global Business & Organizational Excellence: A Review of Research & Best Practices - 2007
  • Committee Member for MA Taxpayers Foundation, Program Committee 2004 - 2006
  • Board of Directors of a Company for American Express Funds 2004 - 2005
  • Board of Directors of a Company for BostonFed Bancorp (holding company), Boston Federal Savings Bank & Broadway National Bank 2000 - 2005
  • Editorial Review Board Member for Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), Selections 2000 - 2005
  • Committee Member for Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Innovation & Technology Committee 2001 - 2004
  • Committee Member for Financial Women's Association/Boston, Program Committee 1997 - 2003
  • Chairperson for AACSB Women Administrators in Management Education affinity group 2000 - 2002
  • New England Assoc. of Schools & Colleges, Accreditation Team Member 1985 - 2002
  • Board of Directors of a Company for Big Sister Association of Greater Boston 1998 - 2001
  • Committee Member for Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Leading Industries Committee 1995 - 2001
  • Professional Services Management Association, Juror, Management Achievement Awards 1998 - 2000
  • Board of Directors of a Company for USTrust 1998 - 2000
  • Board Member for MA Educational Research Institute 1997 - 2000
  • AACSB, Accreditation Team Member 1997 - 1998
  • Board of Directors of a Company for The Federal Savings Bank 1994 - 1998
  • American Council on Education, National Identification Program, Executive Board Member 1983 - 1987