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HouseWorks Named Top 100 Women-Led Business In Massachusetts By The Commonwealth Institute & The Boston Globe Magazine


Newton, MA (November 6, 2020): HouseWorks was named one of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) and The Boston Globe Magazine. The 100 organizations honored generated more than $70 billion in total revenue in 2019, demonstrating that women are key drivers of the state’s economy.

Andrea Cohen founded HouseWorks more than 25 years ago, with a commitment to leveraging her business accomplishments to create a powerful force for bringing about social change. Supported by a dynamic management team and a Board invested in rapid, but intentional growth, HouseWorks has become one of the nation’s largest independent private home care companies—redefining what it means to age at home while guiding families through every possible challenge aging throws their way.

“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 TCI Executive Director 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 20th year that TCI – 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 8th year that the list was created in collaboration with the Boston Globe Magazine. 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 6 and in print on November 8.

HouseWorks is a national and local leader in home care with more than 500 exceptional Caregivers in Greater Boston and Philadelphia as well as New Hampshire and Southern Maine. As its core purpose, HouseWorks takes an entrepreneurial approach to service delivery and workforce empowerment that returns a sense of control to adult children and their parents.

“I’m thrilled HouseWorks has been recognized for our business growth, innovation and workplace diversity. I started this business to help others after I experienced how difficult it was to care for my young family and my two aging parents, and it’s gratifying to watch this business grow, thrive and promote women to leadership positions ,” Cohen said. “Thanks to TCI and The Boston Globe Magazine for honoring women in business in this competition for 20 years.”

About HouseWorks 

For more than 20 years, HouseWorks has provided older adults and their families the highest standard of private, dependable in-home care. Our proprietary BetterCare at HomeTM approach leverages personalized care services and innovative technology to guide the work of our Caregivers as we help seniors stay safe, comfortable, and engaged in their life – at home. HouseWorks is a national and local leader in home care with more than 500 exceptional Caregivers in Greater Boston and Philadelphia as well as parts of New Hampshire and southern Maine. 

About The Commonwealth Institute (TCI)
The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) is a non-profit organization that works with women CEOs, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, sole proprietors, and the rising generation of women leaders to help them build successful businesses, organizations, and careers in Massachusetts and Florida.  In short, TCI helps women in business achieve greater success! For 24 years, The Commonwealth Institute has provided a variety of opportunities to help women succeed on a personal and professional level while propelling their organizations forward.

About Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes The Boston Globe,,, STAT, and Globe Direct.