May 19th NAPW Event Hosts at MassChallenge

Madge Meyer, Innovation Leader and Award Winning Author Speaks and Hosts Book Signing

Boston, MA, May 02, 2015 –(– The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) Boston welcomes Madge M. Meyer, a frequent industry award winner for innovation and technology excellence, to share her personal journey as a minority female in a male-dominated world, toward becoming the first Chief Innovation Officer at State Street Corporation.

All too often, women failed to promotionally package their accomplishments and receive credit for themselves. Moreover, even great evaluations don’t always result in personal progress to leadership positions.

Madge M. Meyer, Axiom’s 2014 award winning author for “The Innovator’s Path: How Individuals, Teams, and Organizations Can Make Innovation Business as-Usual” will discuss steps women can take to create a culture of innovation within an organization, presenting her strategic thinking and innovation success stories– to motivate, inspire and accelerate everyone’s career path.

Join the National Association of Professional Women Boston for an evening of inspiration, networking, and “The Innovator’s Path” book signing with Madge M. Meyer. Books can be purchased through Amazon,

Where: MassChallenge, 23 Drydock Avenue 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02201
When: Tuesday, May 19th, 6:00-8:30 pm

This event is presented by NAPW Boston and hosted at MassChallenge.

Madge M. Meyer
Madge M. Meyer – the founder of “Madge Meyer Consulting, LLC” – is known for her unique yet practical approach to advancing innovation and leadership throughout entire organizations. Her book, which is titled “The Innovator’s Path” and subtitled “How Individuals, Teams, and Organizations Can Make Innovation Business as Usual,” was published by John Wiley & Sons and is a 2014 Axiom Business Book Award winner.

Madge Meyer was the Executive Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer and Technology Fellow at State Street Corporation. She has been assisting MIT Collaborative Initiatives in bringing innovative solutions to problems broadly ranging from global sustainability to health, education, and veterans’ reintegration.

Madge has been recognized with 16 personal awards and honors for her industry and community achievements, including Bank Systems & Technology “Elite 8 Innovators” and Bank Technology News “10th Annual Innovators List,” which both honor executives who leverage innovation for competitive advantage. Under her leadership, Madge’s teams at State Street were also recognized with 32 awards for innovation and excellence, including 12 IT environmental sustainability honors.

Earlier in her career, she was a scientific programmer working for IBM on the NASA Orbital Spaceflights. Later, she advanced through several executive positions at IBM. She is currently a Trustee for the Boston Children’s Museum, a member of Simmons College School of Management Business Advisory Council, the DNA Medicine Institute Business Advisory Board, a member of the Global Advisory Board of Finance & Risk Management at the International School of Renmin University of China, and also several advisory boards for venture capital and non-profit institutions.

Her most recent media coverage was this month’s front cover feature of “Inspirational Women Magazine,” a publication of The International Woman’s Leadership Association.

National Association of Professional Women
NAPW defines success as “owning your own power.” As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 700,000 members and over 200 Local Chapters. NAPW members have diverse backgrounds, beliefs, perspectives and lifestyles with one common bond – their ability to succeed. NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other. For additional information regarding NAPW, please visit

MassChallenge runs startup accelerators designed to catalyze a global renaissance by connecting high-impact startups with the resources they need to launch and succeed. Anyone can apply to MassChallenge, with any early-stage startup, in any industry, from anywhere in the world. MassChallenge does not take equity or place any restrictions on the startups it supports.

With programs in Boston, Israel and the UK, MassChallenge provides entrepreneurs with mentorship, office space, education, access to a vast network, and other resources during four months of acceleration. MassChallenge awards over $2 million in non-dilutive grants to the startups demonstrating the highest impact and highest potential. A nonprofit organization, MassChallenge is funded by corporate, public and foundation partners. To date, the 617 MassChallenge alumni have raised over $706 million in funding, generated $404 million in revenue and created 4,800 jobs. For more information, visit

Top MassChallenge Boston partners include: Jamestown, Fidelity Investments, Verizon, the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation, CASIS, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, The Deshpande Foundation, The Boston Foundation, Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Bühler, American Airlines, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bose, EMC, Henkel, iNNpulsa Colombia, Mass Tech Collaborative, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Microsoft, Pfizer, Smith & Nephew, Thomson Reuters, Turnstone, WGBH Boston, and Zapopan.
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