Social movements have complex life cycles. In the sixties our efforts contributed to the end of the war in Vietnam and taught a new generation that political activism could change minds and policy. It also reminded us that the fight for social justice is not a single battle, but a war against all forms of oppression — including the oppression of women. Yet the feminist revolution that we called for then seems to have stalled. Much of what we were fighting for — including a women’s right to be free from the threat of rape — seems low on our list of national priorities. CounterQuo is not the beginning of a movement but rather the evolution of a movement that has done much — but needs to do more. I am not so idealistic as to think that we can eliminate rape in the next 10 years. But I hope that my grown son and daughter can each raise their families in a world where it is the rapist who has to live with the shame, and the victim who is embraced by our legal system and by our culture.
— Georgia Murray

Georgia Murray led several businesses at Boston Financial, a real estate investment company specializing in privately owned affordable housing. Between 1973 and 2000 she led several divisions, including Property Management, Asset Management, and Investment Real Estate. She was a partner in the firm, and served as a member of the Board of Directors from 1986-1999, when the firm was sold to Lend Lease Real Estate Investment.

Ms. Murray has been an active board member of Capital Crossing bank and its predecessor company since 1988, participating in the strategy which took the bank public in 1995, and its sale to Lehman Brothers in 2007. She was a member of the audit committee and loan and investment committee, and chair of the compensation committee. She currently is a member of the board of Capital Crossing Preferred.

In 2005, Ms. Murray joined the board of Franklin Street Properties, a publicly traded REIT with a national portfolio. She is chair of the compensation committee and serves on the audit committee.

Ms. Murray has been the president of the Multifamily Housing Institute, a trustee of the Urban Land Institute, and a director of the National Multifamily Housing Council. She has spoken on national and local panels formed for the discussion of affordable housing. Ms. Murray was a senior advisor to the Harvard Graduate School of Design on the Public Housing Operating Cost Study from 2000-2003, and has co-authored a case study on affordable housing finance which she co-teaches at the Tuck School and Harvard Business School. She was a member of the executive committee of the Commonwealth Housing Task Force. In 2007, she joined the board of the Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc.

Ms. Murray is a board member of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, and served as the first Director of the Inner City Economic Forum(ICEF) from 2004-2005. She currently serves as the chair of the Steering Committee for ICEF, and chairs the Development Committee for ICIC.

Ms. Murray currently serves as the chair of The Victims Rights Law Center, and is a member of the Advisory Board of The Crittenden Women’s Union.