The Women’s Edge and The Boston Globe Name Creative Office Resources #30 to the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts

Denise Horn

The Women’s Edge and The Boston Globe name Creative Office Resources to the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts for the second year in a row. This 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 Nov. 3 announced Creative Office Resources was a part of the 23rd annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list, recognizing the honorees during a celebratory breakfast event. These 100 organizations generated over $84 billion in total revenue in 2022, demonstrating that women are key drivers of the state’s economy.

“This year has been a truly remarkable journey, and I am deeply honored to be acknowledged again as one of the Top Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts. This recognition is particularly humbling, especially as a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise, given the numerous deserving women,” Denise Horn shared. With 33 years of experience in the corporate interiors industry, Denise’s career has been a source of invaluable lessons in leadership, cultivating a culture of respect, transparency, and openness.

Kevin Barbary, Chief Marketing Officer at Creative Office Resources, expressed, “The recognition of Denise’s leadership is richly deserved. I feel fortunate to work alongside her at COR and witness daily her unique blend of leadership, unwavering focus, and the profound impact it has on our organizational culture.” Denise is actively building a team of individuals who are committed to delivering the highest level of service to their clients, further exemplifying the mission of COR’s WBENC certification. Horn stressed, “While I am the recipient of this honor, it truly belongs to our dedicated employees and the values we uphold as a WBENC-Certified WBE. I am just one piece of the puzzle in a team of incredibly talented individuals who have collectively shaped COR into what it is today.”

“The organizations on this year’s diverse list are driving $84 billion of revenue into the MA economy and 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 hope it inspires others to drive for success here in our region and beyond.”

This is the 23rd 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 11th 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 on November 3 and in print on November 5.

“We’re proud to once again partner with The Women’s Edge to recognize these 100 remarkable women and their companies,” said Globe Magazine editor Francis Storrs. “They’re driving the Massachusetts economy of today and serving as inspiration for the leaders of tomorrow.”

About COR

Creative Office Resources (COR), a WBENC-Certified WBE and one of the largest MillerKnoll Certified Dealers in North America, is a forward-thinking furniture dealership committed to ensuring a positive end-to-end customer journey. With over 35 years of experience, COR utilizes cutting-edge design technology to build productive environments designed to empower the people within them. Their collaborative and strategic approach to the project process allows COR to be a trusted partner and resource. COR’s workforce includes over 440 employees spanning thirteen locations, including two warehouses, in the New England and the Tri-State regions. Learn more about Creative Office Resources online, Instagram (@creativeofficeresources) and LinkedIn (Creative Office Resources).

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 for more information.

About Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC

Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC (“BGMP”) is a locally owned, award-winning media company serving Boston and New England. The cornerstone of the brand is The Boston Globe, a 27-time Pulitzer Prize winning news source and one of the most successful metro news organizations in the U.S. with the largest newsroom in New England and one of the highest daily print circulations among metro newspapers. The Globe has served the region for over 151 years as a trusted source of news and has more than 245,000 digital subscribers, a growing portfolio of events, and a range of digital and home-delivered advertising solutions that reach more consumers than any other New England media brand. Boston Globe Media’s properties include The Boston Globe,,, STAT, The B-Side, Globe Publishing Services, Globe Events, Studio/B, and the news program Boston Globe Today on NESN and online.