Linda Mason - Board of Directors

Linda Mason is chairman and co-founder of Bright Horizons, the largest worldwide provider of worksite child care and early education. Bright Horizons operates more than 850 high quality child development centers for employers in 45 states, Europe and India. Ms. Mason is the author of “The Working Mother’s Guide to Life,” published in November 2002 by Random House. She has written and spoken broadly on early education and the issues of corporate work/life policies and challenges, including participating on White House work/life panels and initiatives during the Clinton administration. Ms. Mason also co-founded Horizons for Homeless Children (HHC), a Boston-based organization that serves the needs of homeless children throughout New England. Earlier in her career, Ms. Mason managed large-scale refugee relief operations overseas. She served as Co-Country Director of Save the Children’s emergency program in Sudan during the African famine of 1984-85. Ms. Mason has a BA from Cornell University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. She has held leadership positions on the boards of several important non-profit institutions, serving as: Trustee of Yale University, Chair of the Yale School of Management Advisory Board, Trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Trustee of the Packard Foundation, and Chair of Mercy Corps. Ms. Mason currently serves as Leader-in-Residence at the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School.