Creative Office Resources named to The Women’s Edge and The Boston Globe’s Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts
Annual award highlights women business leaders who are making a significant impact on the state’s economy
The Women’s Edge (formerly The Commonwealth Institute) together with its partner The Boston Globe, on Oct. 28 announced Creative Office Resources (COR), under the leadership of CEO Denise Horn, was ranked #38 on the 22nd annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list during a celebratory breakfast event recognizing the honorees. These 100 organizations generated nearly $72 billion in total revenue in 2021, demonstrating that women are key drivers of the state’s economy.
“It has been an amazing year and I am very honored to be recognized as one of Top Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts. To be selected is especially humbling when there are so many other women deserving of this honor,” said Horn. With 32 years of experience in the corporate interiors industry, Denise’s career has taught her to lead and build a culture of respect, transparency, and openness.
Kevin Barbary, CMO at Creative Office Resources, notes “This recognition of Denise’s leadership is well deserved. I’m fortunate to be one of her partners here at COR and witness daily her unique blend of leadership, focus, and the tremendous impact it brings to our culture.” Denise is building a company of people who care and want to provide the highest level of service to their clients. Horn stated, “I am receiving this honor, but it really belongs to the employees. I am just one person among many very talented people who have made COR what it is today.”
“The organizations on this year’s diverse list are driving innovation across the country, from increased manufacturing capacity to breakthroughs in clinical care and therapeutics” said The Women’s Edge Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth L. Hailer. “We are honored to celebrate the Top 100 women leaders and hopes it inspires others to drive for success here in our region and beyond.”
This is the 22nd year that The Women’s Edge – a Boston-based nonprofit organization devoted to advancing women in leadership positions — created the list through a nomination process and reviewed both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, and the 10th year that the list was created in collaboration with The Boston Globe. In addition to revenue or operating budget, factors considered in the evaluation included workplace and management diversity, board makeup, and innovative projects. The full list will be published in the Globe Magazine’s Women & Power issue at Globe.com/magazine on October 28 and in print on October 30.
“We’re proud to once again partner with The Women’s Edge to recognize these 100 remarkable companies—and the remarkable women who lead them,” said Globe Magazine editor Francis Storrs. “It’s a privilege to celebrate this year’s honorees for all they’ve accomplished, and for the example they’re setting for future generations of leaders.”
About Creative Office Resources
As one of the largest MillerKnoll furniture dealers in the country, Creative Office Resources (COR) builds comfortable, positive environments designed to empower the people within them. COR is in the business of building solutions that inspire collaboration and evolve community. COR’s workforce includes over 440 employees with 60+ years of experience that spans 12 locations, including 2 warehouses, in the New England and the Tri-State regions. COR was established when two industry leaders, Creative Office Pavilion and Office Resources, merged in January 2022. Visit https://www.creativeofficeresources.com/ for more information.
About The Women’s Edge
The Women’s Edge is a non-profit organization that propels women leaders to achieve professional and personal success and deliver positive impact within their business and community. Founded in 1997, The Women’s Edge achieves this mission by collaborating and connecting extraordinary women at all stages of their careers — from next generation leaders to CEOs; continually building a pipeline of high performing women leaders; delivering relevant leadership programs, events and perspectives, with actionable insights; incorporating diversity, inclusion, and belonging to foster gender and racial equity; and leveraging technology to expand reach and amplify impact. Visit https://thewomensedge.org/ for more information.
About Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC (“BGMP”) is a multimedia organization that provides news, entertainment, and commentary across multiple brands and platforms. In addition to its award-winning journalism, BGMP offers leading integrated advertising solutions that connect communities, ideas, and causes through powerful storytelling and multimedia experiences. BGMP properties include The Boston Globe, Globe.com, Boston.com, STAT, Globe Publishing Services, Globe Direct, Globe Events, and Studio/B.