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Pfizer Partnering With The Boston Globe’s Brand Content Studio on a Series Called “Dear Scientist.”

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Boston, MA – The Boston Globe’s in-house brand content studio BG BrandLab and Pfizer are partnering on a series called “Dear Scientist,” to help people better understand how passionate biopharmaceutical scientists are for their research, and also for the patients and families impacted by the diseases they are working to cure. The goal of “Dear Scientist” is to put a human face on the often invisible scientists who spend years or even decades driven to solve a seemingly incurable disease.

The series brings together scientists at Pfizer’s Kendall Square research site with families and patients for heartfelt and meaningful conversations about the research progress being made on the disease that bonds them. Each family participating starts the conversation by writing a letter directed at biopharmaceutical scientists. The Pfizer scientist reads the letter and then is introduced to the writer behind it, allowing them to share an intimate dialogue around their perspectives on the disease.

These conversations are recorded in a video, and produced in a narrative story. There will be three installments to the “Dear Scientist” series, covering three separate diseases.

“The Globe was thrilled when Pfizer chose our content studio to help tell this incredibly important story about these scientists whose work is far too easy for us as a society to overlook,” said Vinay Mehra, the Globe’s president and chief financial officer. “Cambridge and Boston have seen incredible growth in the biopharmaceutical industry, and Pfizer is a worldwide leader.

Doug Most, a former Globe newsroom editor who heads up BG BrandLab, added: “This is exactly the sort of partnership the Globe is positioned for, and the authentic and powerful content BG BrandLab was created to produce.”

In the first installment of the “Dear Scientist” series, released this week, Nancy Horwood, a woman from Sandwich, Mass., writes a letter about her mother’s 25-year journey through pain and suffering from Parkinson’s Disease:

Parkinson’s stole my mother’s independence. It stole her ability to walk, time with her friends and grandchildren, opportunities to travel and enjoy retirement, and even her ability to smile and smell. My family’s story is only one of thousands, and the struggles I’ve described can only provide a snapshot of the heartbreak and pain, mental and physical, my mother has endured. Although a cure could not replace the years my mother has lost, it will prevent other families from enduring the same agony. I implore you to continue the important work you are doing to eradicate this debilitating disease.

David Gray, senior director in Pfizer’s Neuroscience Research Unit in Kendall Square, was deeply moved reading the letter. When Gray, who has been pursuing a Parkinson’s cure for almost a decade, met with Nancy Horwood, he told her, “I personally believe we’re going to find a cure. And I don’t say that lightly.”

Horwood told him how grateful she is for the work he and his team are doing, at which point Gray pointed back to his Cambridge building and told her, “There are a whole bunch of people over there working on this as hard as they can.” And he’s right: more than 1,000 researchers from all over the world are headquartered at Pfizer’s Kendall Square site working on a range of discovery and clinical programs across therapeutic areas, including inflammation and immunology, cardiovascular risk and metabolic disease, neuroscience and rare disease. The site is also home to Pfizer’s large molecule discovery efforts, medicinal sciences, and early clinical development.

Find the first installment of “Dear Scientist” here.

And to learn more about BG BrandLab, and see more of the studio’s work, see our website here.

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About The Boston Globe
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes The Boston Globe, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, STAT and Globe Direct.

Media Contact
Doug Most, The Boston Globe: (617) 929-3454, doug.most@globe.com

 

 

The Boston Globe Magazine and The Commonwealth Institute Name Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts

Annual award highlights female business leaders who are making a significant impact on the state’s economy

Boston, MA – The Boston Globe Magazine, together with its partner The Commonwealth Institute (TCI), today announced the annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts, recognizing the honorees at a breakfast event at the Seaport Boston Hotel. These 100 organizations generated $69 billion in total revenue last year, demonstrating that women are key drivers of the state’s economy.

This year’s top ten honorees are Weber Shandwick, led by chairman Micho F. Spring; Atlas Travel & Technology Group, led by president and CEO Elaine Osgood; Brigham and Women’s Health Care, led by president Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD; Boston Children’s Hospital, led by president and CEO Sandra L. Fenwick; Bright Horizons Family Solutions, led by president and COO Mary Ann Tocio; Norwell Visiting Nurse Association, led by CEO Meg Doherty, RN, ANP, MBA; New England Baptist Hospital, led by president and CEO Trish Hannon, FACHE; The TJX Companies, led by CEO Carol Meyrowitz; Boston Medical Center Healthnet Plan, led by president Susan Coakley; and The Greater Boston Food Bank, led by president and CEO Catherine D’Amato.

The full list has been published in the Globe Magazine’s Women & Power at bostonglobe.com/magazine and will be in print on October 25.

“There is no doubt that female business leaders are key drivers in shaping our state’s economy in all sectors, ranging from health care and education to high-tech manufacturing, construction, and beyond,” said Globe Magazine editor Veronica Chao. “It’s a clear indicator of the diversity of achievements by women in this state, and sends an important message to all young female professionals about what is possible.”

Today’s breakfast featured welcoming remarks by Linda Pizzuti Henry, managing director at the Globe, who addressed the honorees, noting the importance of recognizing hard-working, successful, and inspirational women.

This is the 14th year that TCI – a Boston-based nonprofit that supports female business leaders – has created the list, and the third year that the Globe Magazine has partnered with the group. The Globe Magazine and TCI reviewed both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. In addition to revenue or operating budget, factors considered in the evaluation included the number of Massachusetts-based full-time employees, workplace and management diversity, and innovative projects.

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About Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion, and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes the Boston Globe, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, Cruxnow.com, BetaBoston.com, and Globe Direct.

About The Commonwealth Institute (TCI)
The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) has helped several thousand women business leaders become and remain successful. The organization’s membership includes CEOs, senior corporate executives, entrepreneurs, directors of not-for-profits, and independent professionals who are committed to building successful businesses, organizations, and careers. TCI accomplishes this mission through forums, educational seminars, workshops, and mentoring – all targeted to help leaders grow and propel their organizations forward.

Media Contact 
John Gates, Elevate Communications: 617-861-3651, jgates@elevatecom.com

The Boston Globe Launches First Season of Opinion Reel

Opinion Reel is a new short documentary film program hosted by Globe Opinion, showcasing locally-produced films with a strong point of view. Each week this fall, over a nine-week season, Opinion Reel will highlight one film and its filmmaker.

Boston, MA – The Boston Globe announced today the inaugural season of Opinion Reel: a new program, hosted by Globe Opinion, that showcases locally produced short documentaries that express a distinct point of view. The Fall 2015 Opinion Reel lineup is available today at www.bostonglobe.com/OpinionReel and features nine films selected by a panel of Globe Editorial Board members and film journalists. These films were chosen from more than 50 films submitted online by New England-based documentary filmmakers.

“We’re proud to add Opinion Reel to our growing selection of digital offerings,” said Ellen Clegg, Editorial Page Editor, The Boston Globe. “Globe Opinion is host to New England’s broadest conversation, and we think these films represent fresh voices, great talent, and strong viewpoints.”

Introduced in May 2015 by the Boston Globe’s Opinion section, Opinion Reel is open to professional, amateur, and student documentary filmmakers who live or went to school in New England. More than 50 films were submitted via an online form since its debut. Each film was viewed by a panel of opinion journalists, and finalists were screened in front of a broader panel of Editorial Board members and journalists with an expertise in film. This panel selected nine films to make up the Fall 2015 season.
The nine selected films range in length from 2 to 7 minutes and include works by high school students, college students, and adult professionals. Their subjects range broadly from bicycle safety in Boston to the experiences of adopted youth, from the joy and pain of moped riding to the meaning of a Chinatown tradition. Together, they tell stories of family, safety, health, community, and identity.

The full season of the inaugural Opinion Reel is available on its website www.bostonglobe.com/OpinionReel. Each week, the page will highlight a new film and introduce its filmmaker.

In addition, three of the short films will be screened before feature presentations at the upcoming Globe Docs film festival, a part of HUBweek. These films – “Jordan,” “Three Unsafe Crossings,” and “I Do Not Know Yet” – will screen on Saturday, October 10 in the Bright Family Screening Room in the Paramount Theater in Boston. Opinion Reel films will appear before the Shorts Program and the feature films “Containment” and “The State of Marriage.”

The fall 2015 Opinion Reel Film Lineup features:

  • Week 1: “Jordan”
  • Week 2: “Three Unsafe Crossings”
  • Week 3: “I Do Not Know Yet”
  • Week 4: “Southie Means Family”
  • Week 5: “Roger’s Story”
  • Week 6: “Two-Stroked: A Love Story”
  • Week 7: “Our Many Voices”
  • Week 8: “Gund Kwok Lion Dancing”
  • Week 9: “Outside the Window”

Submissions are still open for future Opinion Reel seasons. To enter, filmmakers can upload their short documentaries to YouTube or Vimeo and submit the links via a form at www.bostonglobe.com/OpinionReel. A Winter 2016 season will include new films and some selections from the original set of submissions.

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About Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion, and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes the Boston Globe, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, Cruxnow.com, BetaBoston.com, and Globe Direct.

Media Contact
John Gates, Elevate Communications: 617-861-3651, jgates@elevatecom.com

Tickets On-Sale for The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz

The Boston Globe will celebrate the best athletes, teams, individuals, performances and
moments of the past year at the inaugural Globies on October 6 at House of Blues Boston

Boston, MA – The Boston Globe has announced tickets are on-sale for “The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz,” a first-of-its-kind sports awards celebration that will honor the best of the New England sports scene on and off the field. The inaugural event will take place on October 6 at House of Blues Boston.

Fans are able to purchase tickets by visiting BostonGlobe.com/Globies. Tickets to attend this celebration of New England sports start at $250 and include complimentary food and beverage. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Travis Roy Foundation, which is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families. Along with The Travis Roy Foundation serving as the event beneficiary, Travis Roy will speak at The Globies and present the Editor’s Choice Awards.

“Travis Roy is an inspirational figure that transcends sports for all the work he does to improve the lives of those with spinal cord injuries,” said Mike Sheehan, CEO Boston Globe. “He is an amazing addition to The Globies and we are proud to help raise money for the Travis Roy Foundation with proceeds from ticket sales.”

The Boston Globe also announced that sportscaster Sean McDonough will emcee The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz. His father, Will McDonough, was a longtime Boston Globe sports reporter and columnist.

The Globies will be a part of HUBweek, a week long gathering to celebrate the big ideas and bold solutions that emerge from the people, openness, and intellectual energy found in Greater Boston. Mercedes-Benz is the principal partner of The Globies, while MGM Springfield and Budweiser are presenting sponsors. DraftKings, Delta Airlines and Tiffany & Co. are additional sponsors of the event. Fans can vote for their favorite nominees at The Globies website through September 1.

All attendees of The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz must by 21 years of age or older. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the awards presentation will begin at 8:00 p.m. For more information about The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz, including how to purchase tickets, please visit BostonGlobe.com/Globies.

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About Boston Globe Media Partners LLC
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes the Boston Globe, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, Cruxnow.com, BetaBoston.com and Globe Direct.

About Fenway Sports Management (FSM)
A wholly owned subsidiary of Fenway Sports Group, Fenway Sports Management (FSM) is a leading sports and entertainment marketing agency that advises elite properties, athletes, and brands. FSM serves as the sponsorship sales arm for Fenway Sports Group’s prestigious sports portfolio: the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, New England Sports Network (NESN), Roush Fenway Racing and the Pawtucket Red Sox. FSM is also the exclusive marketing agency for LeBron James and Johnny Manziel through a strategic partnership with LRMR. Additionally, FSM provides consulting and event management services to blue chip consumer brands and sports properties. For more information, visit www.fenwaysportsmanagement.com.

About the Travis Roy Foundation
The Travis Roy Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the life of spinal cord injured individuals and families by providing adaptive equipment and to finding a cure through increased funding of research, resulting in self-reliance and the ability to be as independent as possible. Find it on Facebook, follow it on Twitter @TRFoundation or visit www.travisroyfoundation.org

Media Contact
Kevin Flight, Elevate Communications: 617-861-3657, kflight@elevatecom.com

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The Boston Globe Hosts LIVE Political Happy Hour Event Series

Political reporter Joshua Miller interviews Governor Charlie Baker over drinks on
Wednesday, July 15 at Suffolk University; Q&A to be live streamed at BostonGlobe.com

Boston, MA  – The Boston Globe will host its inaugural LIVE Political Happy Hour, an event for readers of the Globe’s popular Political Happy Hour newsletter and Beacon Hill insiders, this Wednesday, July 15, at 5:30 pm at Suffolk University Law School. Boston Globe political reporter Joshua Miller will host a lively Q&A discussion over drinks with Governor Charlie Baker. The interview will also be live streamed.

The event marks the first in a series of Boston Globe LIVE Political Happy Hours with top Massachusetts elected officials. The next event will be in September.

“I don’t know if any elected official would call spending time with a reporter a ‘Happy Hour,’ but we’re certainly looking forward to our live interview with Governor Baker,” said Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory. “Josh’s daily newsletter, equal parts entertaining and important, has quickly become a must read. This first event promises to bring all of that to life.”

The Boston Globe has more journalists covering New England politics than any other news organization – from Beacon Hill to City Hall, south to Washington, D.C. and north to New Hampshire.

Readers who cannot attend LIVE Political Happy Hour can watch the live stream at BostonGlobe.com and submit questions on Twitter using the hashtag #PHH.

Event Details

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About Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion, and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes the Boston Globe, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, Cruxnow.com, BetaBoston.com, and Globe Direct.

Media Contact
John Gates, Elevate Communications 617-861-3651, jgates@elevatecom.com

Open to the curious: HUBweek announces initial listing of smart, creative, social events

HUBweek will explore the intersection of art, science
and technology through greater Boston this October

Boston, MA – Organizers of HUBweek, a new weeklong festival happening this October 3-10 throughout Boston and Cambridge, today announced the first round of this year’s events and invite the community – and the curious – to join some of the world’s leading thinkers and creators in exploring the intersection of art, science and technology.

HUBweek – founded by The Boston Globe, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – is a series of events and experiences that celebrate and showcase the world-changing work, art and taking place in the Greater Boston area. Today’s schedule release provides a preview of what to expect this October: unexpected, yet authentically Boston experiences; opportunities to create meaningful connections with leaders, neighbors and change-makers; and an invitation for anyone to discover, try and get inspired by something new.

“We know that the future is being imagined and built right here in greater Boston,” said HUBweek Executive Director Brendan Ryan. “We know that people here work on big problems and care about things that make a difference. We want to shine a light on those people and their work, and create a platform for sharing, learning and problem solving. The unique confluence of art, technology and science that is the hallmark of this region makes this the ideal setting to inspire and bring together leaders, thinkers, students and anyone else curious about the future being built here.”

Highlights of the initial event schedule include:

  • Caught Thinking: A Master Class at Fenway Park, presented by HUBweek. Michael Sandel – Harvard professor and host of the popular BBC series “The Public Philosopher” – will lead a lively public discussion of emerging ethical issues brought on by advances in technology. “Caught Thinking” will feature a panel of writers, entertainers, local leaders and well-known figures as they and the audience react to Professor Sandel’s thought-provoking questions.
  • ILLUMINUS on Lansdowne, presented by HUBweek. ILLUMINUS, a nighttime festival established last fall in Boston’s SoWa Art District, will bring its innovative and imaginative art interventions to Lansdowne Street. The exterior of Fenway Park will be transformed into a percussion instrument, a multidimensional screen for projection, and a beacon for an experiential art environment of light and sound-based art installations. A myriad of stages and performance spaces featuring musicians working in collaboration with visual artists will create an immersive spectacle and evolving soundscape on Lansdowne. Interactive and participatory projects will showcase artists and performers working at the intersection of art and technology.
  • The GlobeDocs Film Festival, presented by The Boston Globe. In recognition of Boston as a hotbed of outstanding documentary filmmaking, the Boston Globe launches the first annual documentary film festival. The festival will include 12 film screenings at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Harvard Art Museum screening room and the Paramount Theatre, as well as panel discussions moderated by Globe editorial staff featuring filmmakers and relevant experts at each event.
  • Celebrate Boston, presented by HUBweek and the MITX Future Leaders Group. Local tech companies, non-profits and restaurants come together to share what they’ve been passionately working on and their vision for their future in Boston. The public, young and old, will join techies, bloggers, foodies, students, and culinary masters for a party to celebrate the best in Boston. They will be invited to eat, drink, mingle and network with Boston’s vibrant tech community at the MITX Future Leaders Group first-party, Celebrate Boston.
  • Solve, presented by MIT. As a part of HUBweek, MIT will open up daily sessions of Solve, a multi-day convening of technologists, philanthropists, business leaders, policy makers, change agents, and activists to examine points of intersection between technology, business innovation, and smart policy to bring about real and lasting change.
  • Economic Growth for All: A U.S. Conference of Mayors Town Hall. The US Conference of Mayors’ Community Development and Housing Committee, chaired by Newton Mayor Setti Warren, convenes in Boston for the launch of a new initiative to strengthen pathways to the middle class and beyond. In this Town Hall discussion at Roxbury Community College, mayors from across the country will talk about what is being done to connect people with the economic opportunities they and their families need to be financially independent as well as potential strategies and a framework for promoting the innovation economy in a way that provides access to economic growth for all.
  • Managing the Impact of Climate Change, presented by Harvard University. We know climate change is rapidly altering our environment with a momentum that is now imposed on future generations. But we have the tools to make it better. The public will be able to join a panel of industry leaders, and local experts to examine the disruptive technologies, renewable energies, and broad political policies that are potential pathways for effective action and meaningful solutions that can help mitigate the impact of climate change.
  • Still Alzheimers, presented by Massachusetts General Hospital. Still Alice author Lisa Genova, and experts from Boston’s leading medical institutions, will host a conversation about Alzheimer’s Disease, with experts sharing the latest breakthroughs that are making a difference for patients, and examine what the future holds for individuals and families affected by AD.

Also today, event organizers invited people to join the HUBweek community by signing up as a HUBweek ambassador. HUBweek ambassadors are a community of doers and leaders helping to build and spread the word about HUBweek, as it continues to grow as a platform that brings together leading thinkers and creators from diverse backgrounds to surface, discover and develop new solutions to local and global issues.

More details and more events can be found at hubweek.org. Early-bird registration for HUBweek events will open later this summer. Full registration will open to the public on September 9th. Events will be individually ticketed; many are free and open to the public.

Boston Globe Magazine Appoints Veronica Chao Editor

Boston, MA – The Boston Globe has announced the appointment of Veronica Chao as editor of the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine’s operations, including setting its editorial direction, managing editorial staff, and developing special publications and supplements.

“Veronica is a stellar wordsmith with a ferocious work ethic and an innate understanding of the culture and components that make for a truly great magazine,” said Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory. “Veronica is the ideal fit to lead the Globe Magazine .Under her leadership, I am confident that she will take this successful publication and its talented editorial team, which produces vibrant and popular weekly issues and elegant premium issues of the Sunday Magazine, to an even better place.”

Chao has served as assistant editor for the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine since 2011, editing popular features, columns, and special issues such as the award-winning “Your Home” issues. During her tenure, she has led noteworthy coverage, including a recent feature focused on low-income students enrolled at Ivy League schools, a fan’s perspective of the New England Patriots Deflategate controversy, the state of extramarital affairs, and Boston’s rising class of black politicians.

“There are so many exciting changes going on at the Globe, and a real spirit of innovation here,” said Chao. “For the magazine, it’s all about finding compelling stories – from regular columns to longform reporting – and smart new ways of telling them that surprise, delight, inform, and involve readers.”

Chao joined the Boston Globe in 2007 as editor of City Weekly, a regional supplemental section that was included in the Boston Sunday Globe. Prior to working at the Globe, she served as the editor of the Improper Bostonian magazine for five years.

A resident of Boston, Chao grew up in the Washington D.C. area and is a graduate of University of Virginia.

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About Boston Globe Media Partners LLC
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes The Boston Globe, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, Cruxnow.com, BetaBoston.com and Globe Direct.

The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz to Honor the Best in New England Sports

Awarded by the Boston Globe, The Globies will recognize the athletes,
teams and individuals that enrich New England sports and inspire fan
s

Boston, MA – The Boston Globe announced the creation of “The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz,” a first-of-its-kind sports awards celebration that will honor the best of the New England sports scene on and off the field. The inaugural event will take place on October 6 at the House of Blues Boston. Mercedes-Benz is the event’s principal partner, while MGM Springfield will serve as a presenting sponsor.

The Globies will be judged and presented by the Boston Globe Sports Department, recognizing athletes, teams, executives and influencers in a variety of categories. Fans will also have an opportunity to help choose winners by voting in select categories. The Globies will present awards in categories including The Boston Pride Award, Fan Favorite, Best Moment, Community Hero, Top College Athlete and more.

“New England has one of the world’s most passionate sports fan bases and we want to create a new tradition to celebrate the teams and individuals that fuel our passion while forging a stronger connection with those fans,” said Mike Sheehan, CEO Boston Globe. “We’re excited about the opportunity to collaborate with our editorial team and our readers to identify the most worthy recipients of The Globies awards and bring together fans and athletes for a world-class celebration of our dynamic sports community. We are grateful to our principal partner, the Boston Area Mercedes-Benz Dealers, for leading the efforts to make this vision a reality, as well as our presenting sponsor MGM Springfield, a company with deep roots in sports and entertainment.”

The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz, which will be co-produced by Fenway Sports Management, will gather some of New England’s best and brightest athletes, coaches and executives for an unforgettable evening with fans. The event at House of Blues Boston will feature red carpet arrivals and a VIP cocktail party followed by an award ceremony and celebration.

“Sports are so tightly woven into New England’s cultural fabric and our coverage aims to be at the pulse of the athletes and competitions that drive our readers’ passion,” said Joe Sullivan, Sports Editor Boston Globe. “We want to establish The Globies as the premier celebration of the athletes and teams that make New England the best sports region in the country and the world.”

The Globies will be a part of HUBweek, a week long gathering to celebrate the big ideas and bold solutions that emerge from the people, openness, and intellectual energy found in Greater Boston.

For more information and continuous updates about the The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz, including participating athletes and how to purchase tickets, please visit BostonGlobe.com/Globies.

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About Boston Globe Media Partners LLC
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes the Boston Globe, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, Cruxnow.com, BetaBoston.com and Globe Direct.

About Fenway Sports Management (FSM)
A wholly owned subsidiary of Fenway Sports Group, Fenway Sports Management (FSM) is a leading sports and entertainment marketing agency that advises elite properties, athletes, and brands. FSM serves as the sponsorship sales arm for Fenway Sports Group’s prestigious sports portfolio: the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, New England Sports Network (NESN), Roush Fenway Racing and the Pawtucket Red Sox. FSM is also the exclusive marketing agency for LeBron James and Johnny Manziel through a strategic partnership with LRMR. Additionally, FSM provides consulting and event management services to blue chip consumer brands and sports properties. For more information, visit www.fenwaysportsmanagement.com.

Media Contacts
Kevin Flight, Elevate Communications: 617-861-3657, kflight@elevatecom.com

Boston Globe Magazine Celebrates 10th Annual Most Stylish Bostonians at Runway High Tea

Event to take place at The Mall at Chestnut Hill on May 3 and supports
Dress for Success Boston, a nonprofit that helps women with their career

Boston, MA – An afternoon high tea and fashion show celebrating the Boston Globe Magazine’s 10th annual Most Stylish Bostonians list will be held from 2 to 4 pm, Sunday, May 3 at the Mall at Chestnut Hill. This event will support Dress for Success Boston, a nonprofit organization helping women dress and network for success.

The afternoon of fun, food and fashion on the runway will showcase spring looks from Bloomingdale’s, styled by Rachel Raczka, a Boston Globe fashion contributor.

Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

“This is the perfect outing for a mother-daughter date or just a girls’ day out,” said Jane Bowman, Boston Globe Media Partners, Vice President Marketing and Sales Development. “Not only can you see the latest in spring styles, but you can help other women get the business attire they need to succeed in their careers.”

Tickets are $75 and available through www.bostonglobe.com/tea. Dress for Success Boston will receive $20 for each ticket sold. The Mall at Chestnut Hill is the presenting sponsor.

The 10th annual Most Stylish Bostonians list was announced in the April 12 Globe Magazine, celebrating tastemakers who “set the city’s trends.”

The 2015 Most Stylish honorees were:

  • Jean Wang, marketing manager at M.Gemi and a style blogger
  • Sam Vanderhoop Lee and Alex Caplow, musicians with the band Magic Man
  • Khiara M. Bridges, ballerina, associate professor of law and anthropology at BU
  • Lauren Wells, founder, Lauren Wells Events
  • Philip Saul, owner, Sault New England
  • Alina Roytberg and Lev Glazman, co-founders of Fresh
  • Anthony W. Richards II, executive director, Youth Design
  • Graciela Rivas Leslin, designer and cofounder, Graciela Rivas
  • Jordan Piantedosi, artist, MassArt student

Jean Wang, 27, of Boston recently moved from a job in finance to fashion as part of the marketing team with M.Gemi. Her blog, ExtraPetite.com, which began with a focus on building a wardrobe that didn’t look like a college closet, has taken off.

Sam Vanderhoop Lee and Alex Caplow, 24 and 25, of Newton are with the band Magic Man. Band members have a similar classic Americana style that they stick with onstage, nothing too flashy or extravagant.

Jordan Piantedosi, 27, of Braintree is an artist and MassArt student. She says Anime TV character Revolutionary Girl Utena was her earliest role model. In art school, she said, people are accepting but in Boston, people stare. She doesn’t want the attention, but feels strongly about dressing however she wants and giving others permission to do so.

Khiara M. Bridges, 35, of South Boston is a ballerina and associate professor of law and anthropology at Boston University. Being a dancer influenced her fashion, she said, as dancers express themselves through dress. She has a tattoo of peacock feathers on her back, hibiscus on her ankles and calves, and law casebooks on her arms.

Anthony W. Richards II, 30, of Dorchester is executive director of Youth Design. He typically wears a crisp white shirt, usually with a navy blue suit. He might add a pocket square to dress up things.

Lauren Wells, 29, of South Boston is founder of Lauren Wells Events. As the owner of her own business, Wells can wear rompers and shorts to work. Her personal dress rule is to always be original and true to herself.

Graciela Rivas Leslin, 33, of the North End in Boston is a designer and cofounder of Graciela Rivas. After moving to Boston nine years ago, Leslin began experimenting with designs. Her first piece was a one-sleeve cocktail dress in a brocade floral print. She describes herself as “girly girl” and loves wearing high heels.

Philip Saul, 40, of Boston’s South End is the owner of Sault New England, a men’s clothing store. Saul said he wouldn’t buy anything for the store he wouldn’t wear. He could not live without a well-made oxford shirt, which he keeps rumpled so customers don’t think they have to iron their shirts.

Alina Roytberg and Lev Glazman, 53 and 54, of Boston, are cofounders of Fresh. Glazman loves knits, T-shirts, a great pair of jeans and basics. He is all about comfort. A cashmere sweater is a wardrobe staple. Roytberg says dressing is all about your underpinnings, lingerie and shoes, because that’s where it all begins. She says shoes put an extra zap in your step.

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About Boston Globe Media Partners LLC
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes the Boston Globe, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, Cruxnow.com, BetaBoston.com and Globe Direct.

Media Contact
John Gates, Elevate Communications: 617-548-8972, jgates@elevatecom.com