BHWF to Welcome CEO Cheryl Clarkson

On Tuesday, February 9, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) will meet at the Hampshire House for “Here Comes the Sun:  A Dangerous Love Affair,” an evening of socializing

Cheryl Clarkson

Cheryl Clarkson

and education.  Cheryl L. Clarkson, founder and CEO of SkinHealth Centers (located in Boston and Wellesley Hills) will be the featured speaker.  Ms. Clarkson, who holds an M.S. in Business from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, built her career in the medical device industry and, at age 39, served as acting CEO of a publicly traded company.  Her local story, however, begins in 1999 when she decided to leave the corporate world and founded SkinHealth, on the heels of the loss of her sister to melanoma.  Passionate about educating everyone about skin cancer prevention and how to care for our skin as we age, Ms. Clarkson developed a line of award-winning advanced skin care products which have been featured in a number of national magazines. Her centers also offer advanced med-spa services. A current trustee of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and founding member of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Global Research Council, Cheryl has hosted the US Surgeon General in Boston to meet with leading area women in the health care and business sectors.  Cheryl’s skin care advice has been featured on NBC news, Fox News 25, Fortune Magazine, Improper Bostonian, and Style Boston TV. Ms. Clarkson has lived in the Back Bay for 30 years, is married to Daniel Townsend, M.D., and has two grown children.

The meeting begins at Hampshire House, 84 Beacon Street, at 6 pm with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar; the talk starts at 7 pm—reservations are required.  To join the BHWF and to find out more about their many activities, go to

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