the Black women lead Project


The Black Women Lead Project at Northeastern Crossing

The Black Women Lead Project is a celebration of Boston’s most admired, beloved, and successful Black women leaders who have shaped the city through a dedication to their work and towards raising future generations of leaders.

This exhibit is in partnership with Black Women Lead, Greater Grove Hall Main Streets, the Office of City and Community Engagement, Boston Research Center, and Center for the Arts.


Stop by Northeastern Crossing starting May 6th to view a set of featured portraits from the 2023 cohort of nominees.

Learn more about the Black Women Lead Project here.

Exhibition Dates:

Starting May 6th, 2024


  • Margaret A. Burnham
  • Charlotte Matthews-Nelson
  • Lilla G. Frederick
  • Ekua Holmes
  • Lisa Simmons
  • Jean McGuire
  • Alfreda Harris
  • Gloria White-Hammond
  • Elma Lewis
  • Valerie Shelley
  • Jackie Jenkins-Scott

In addition to the 12 printed portraits, all 212 women are featured virtually at Northeastern Crossing.


City and Community Engagement

Main: (617) 373-7666

Northeastern Crossing: (617) 373-7555

City and Community Engagement

716 Columbus Avenue
Room 190
Roxbury Crossing, MA, 02120

Northeastern Crossing

1175 Tremont Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA, 02120

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