Jo Ann Simons, President and CEO of Northeast Arc, with Lauren Baker, First Lady of the Commonweatlh of Massachusetts during the Top 100 Women-led Businesses reception

The Women’s Edge, in partnership with the Globe Magazine, recently announced that Northeast Arc, took the third spot in its 22nd annual list of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts.  This is the fifth year in-a-row that Northeast Arc ranked in the top ten on this prestigious list.

The Northeast Arc, a not-for-profit organization that helps children and adults with disabilities become full participants in the community, is led by Jo Ann Simons of Swampscott, who has dedicated her career to helping people with disabilities.

“It is an honor for Northeast Arc to be recognized alongside so many successful organizations and companies contributing to our communities. The Women’s Edge is bringing important recognition to women leaders. To be ranked #3 is a testament to the tireless effort everyone, of all genders, at the Northeast Arc puts in every day to ensure people with disabilities have every possible opportunity to succeed,” said Jo Ann Simons, President & CEO, Northeast Arc.

Simons attended a breakfast honoring the top businesses alongside other women leaders from Northeast Arc, representing the diverse range of programs and services offered to individuals and families.

The Women’s Edge, formerly The Commonwealth Institute, is a nonprofit that propels women leaders to achieve personal and professional success and deliver positive impact within their businesses and communities.  It creates the annual list of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by examining revenue or operating budget as well as other variables, including number of full-time employees in the state, workplace and management diversity, and innovative projects.

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