PENTA CEO Interviews historian for National Women’s History Month podcast

WESTBOROUGH_ On Thursday, March 15, PENTA Communications, Inc. CEO, Deborah Penta uncovered secrets of women history in the region in a lively podcast featuring author, editor, and historian Kristina Nilson Allen, to mark National Women’s History Month. This segment was produced at the Worcester and Boston area integrated marketing firm’s corporate headquarters, located at 208 Turnpike Rd. in Westborough, Massachusetts.

Penta and Allen’s vibrant dialogue celebrated women who have made history in Westborough and the region including Pulitzer Prize winner and Newbery Prize recipient Esther Forbes, Olympic gold medal winner in aerial skiing Nikki Stone, Olympic luge competitor Ashley Hayden, and the town’s first woman elected selectman Paula Skog.

“The region is robust in American history with significant evidence of the tremendous impact made by numerous women over the past two Centuries,” said Deborah Penta, CEO of PENTA Communications, Inc. “We hope to have brought some of these stories to life as we celebrate National Women’s History Month and International Women’s Month.”

In 1717, Westborough became the 100th Massachusetts’s Town, but according to the Westborough Historical Society, early European settlers lived off the land around Lake Chauncy in the late 1600s. The town’s landscape evolved from rural farmland to a manufacturing hub in the nineteenth century when apple orchards and dairy farmsteads made way for the production of footwear, straw hats, sleighs, and bicycles. Threaded into the town’s rich history are strong women who forged the path for today’s female business leaders, artists, innovators, and elected officials.

Tune in to this engaging podcast by downloading it here.