Jennifer Trainer Thompson of Hancock Shaker Village

Cultural administrator and journalist Jennifer Trainer Thompson was instrumental in shaping some of the Berkshires’ cultural icons. Thompson was a key member of the team that founded and developed Mass MoCA in 1988 and is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Hancock Shaker Village. Carolee McGrath sat down with Thompson who shared how female mentors helped shape her career. 

This story is the second piece in Connecting Point’s “Women Business Leaders in the Berkshires” special series. Each week in November, Connecting Point visits a woman-run business to learn about the challenges they face and the accomplishments they are most proud of.