Linda Mason, chairman and founder, co-founded Bright Horizons in 1986 and served as president until becoming chairman of Bright Horizons Family Solutions in July 1998. Linda Mason is also the author of The Working Mother's Guide to Life: Strategies, Secrets, and Solutions, published in November 2002.
Mason co-founded Horizons for Homeless Children, a nonprofit organization that serves the needs of homeless mothers and their children throughout the Boston area. Prior to founding Bright Horizons, Linda Mason managed large-scale relief operations overseas. She served as co-director of Save the Children's emergency program in Sudan, serving 400,000 famine and war victims, and directed a large feeding program for children in Cambodian refugee camps along the Thai border.
Mason is a 1998 honoree in Redbook's "Mothers and Shakers" awards for her work to improve the quality of child care, and she was the 1996 recipients of the Ernst & Young/USA Today "Entrepreneur of the Year" award. Linda also was honored by Working Mother magazine as one of the "25 Most Influential Mothers in America." Linda Mason serves on the boards of Yale University and Horizons for Homeless Children. She is a graduate of the Yale School of Management, Cornell University, and the Sorbonne University in Paris, France.