Join us for the BIMA's thought leadership panel around AI in the advertising industry and gain insights from Noor Naseer.
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Corean Reynold was recently appointed the Director of Nightlife Economy for the City of Boston, where she brings a wealth of experience and a passion for fostering an equitable and thriving nightlife ecosystem.
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Roundhead Brewing Company
Don’t miss our upcoming Government Affairs Forum with Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg. Register now!
9:45am - 11:00am
Bank of America
Designed for mid-level managers and supervisors, this new certificate program addresses workplace well-being through unique, innovative, and actionable methods.
Join our Transformational DEI Certificate! Our comprehensive learning & development offerings are designed to connect and grow strong leaders who lead both inside and out of the office.
Our Women’s Leadership Program enables you to take your leadership to the next level by arming you with the most in-demand leadership toolkit.
Our Boston’s Future Leaders (BFL) program provides emerging leaders with a socially conscious and civically engaged leadership toolkit, as well as the opportunity to apply their knowledge through experiential assignments.
Our Economic Inclusion Committee provides strategic support around research, policies, and programs that are focused on building equal opportunity.
We are developing an ecosystem of corporations and partners with the influence and buying power to transform economic inclusion for minority business enterprises (MBEs).
The Fierce Urgency of Now Festival brings Boston’s diverse young professionals together with business leaders, organizations and their peers to build connection, advance careers and ignite positive change.
City Awake empowers young professionals in a variety of ways that encourages these rising leaders to stay invested in the region’s future success.
BIMA (the Boston Interactive Media Association) serves a vibrant community of like-minded professionals from agencies, brands, publishers, and ad-tech companies with business interests in the New England market.
For nearly 30 years, the Chamber’s Women’s Network has connected female professionals of all background and career levels. Today, our Women’s Network is the largest in New England, strengthening the professional networks of women each year.
The Massachusetts Apprentice Network convenes employers, training providers, and talent sources interested in developing and implementing apprenticeship programs in occupations across industries and statewide in fields such as tech, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, and more.
We support small business through public policy initiatives, events designed to connect small businesses in Greater Boston to their peers and established business leaders, professional development offerings, and free small business advising.
Explore our mission and values to better understand how we are leading the business community forward.
Our member directory is your resource to discover, connect, and engage with Boston’s businesses from every industry and sector.
We aim to make Greater Boston the region to replicate—we will do this by engaging with the larger business community and investing in efforts to tackle persistent racial, ethnic, and gender-based wealth gaps.
Catalyzing a multi-institutional focus on economic recovery and equity is critical. There is a long way to go but through dedicated, intentional work with our partners, including through programs like Pacesetters and City Awake, we aim to achieve economic inclusion for all in the Commonwealth.
Director, Economic Inclusion
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Sep 15, 20233:00pm – 4:00pmVirtual
Sep 12, 2023 – Sep 16, 2023Greater Boston
Sep 12, 20234:30pm – 7:00pmTD Garden, 1928 Club
Where Do We Go from Here?
Growing Generational Wealth
Investing in the Workforce: Building Work, Building Wealth
Housing and Wealth Building
Wealth Building Now and Tomorrow
New Report Reveals Specifics Of Racial
Wealth Gap in America
A new report from McKinsey & Company shows a stunning wage and revenue gap in America based on race. One of the report’s authors, Shelley Stewart III, shares the specifics of the racial wealth gap and possible solutions to these issues.
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The Business Case for Good Jobs
Secretary Marty J. Walsh hosts a discussion with American Sustainable Business Network President, David Levine, and business owners about the department’s Good Jobs Initiative and how private sector employers can recruit, retain and strengthen their workforce through improved job quality.
Boston Fed and Partners Re-examining Wealth Divides in the Region
Boston Fed Community Affairs Officer Prabal Chakrabarti joined the Six Hundred Atlantic podcast to discuss the aims of the new study, how it differs from previous work in the space, and why this kind of work is so essential.
Are You Bridging or Broadening the Racial Wealth Gap?
Organizations often view inclusion, along with its cousins diversity and equity, as a goal. But what if they start viewing it as a practice, an active commitment, and a way of doing business? Kedra Newsom Reeves argues that organizations must deeply embed inclusivity into their business practices.
The Color of the Capital Gap
This report by The Boston Foundation explores how closing gaps in access to capital for entrepreneurs is one critical way to bolster civil and economic rights, as part of the broader racial justice movement in the United States.
View full Report
US Department of Labor Announces Apprenticeship Building America Program
The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a grant program to strengthen, modernize, expand and diversify its Registered Apprenticeship Program to enable more workers to earn while they learn and find reliable pathways to the middle class.
Why The Racial Wealth Gap Is So Hard To Close
Despite all the ostensible progress Black Americans made in politics, business, and culture in the mid-to-late 20th and early 21st centuries, the economists find there’s been very little progress in closing the average racial wealth gap since 1950.
United Black Economies
United Black Economies is a collective fundraising effort, by Boston Ujima Project, Black Farmer Fund, and Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative, demonstrating that black people have all the assets and power needed to fund, cultivate, and create the economic systems needed to sustain Black communities.
Boston Neighborhood Finally Gets the Business It Wants – And Invests in It Too
Hear from one community-supported, Black-owned jazz restaurant in Boston, Jazz Urbane Café, and the work towards Roxbury’s local investments. This article in Next City’s The Bottom Line series explores scalable solutions for problems related to affordability, inclusive economic growth and access to capital.
Massachusetts Apprentice Network
The Massachusetts Apprentice Network convenes employers, training providers, and talent sources dedicated to developing and implementing transformative apprenticeship programs in occupations across industries and statewide in fields such as tech, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, and more.
Ujima Good Business Alliance
Ujima Good Business Alliance is committed to advancing social and economic justice through the private sector. The Alliance is a powerful platform for local businesses to connect, cooperate, and receive support and resources to help you thrive.
Mill City Community Investments &
Foundation for Business Equity
Mill Cities Community Investments (MCCI) and the Foundation for Business Equity (FBE) under the leadership of the same Executive Director have a deeply integrated partnership focused on access to capital and closing the racial wealth gap.
Employers everywhere are discovering a new type of employee. They create your future workforce, lift up your community, and help grow your business. We call them an apprentice. Visit
ApprenticeshipUSA and discover how to join a program or start your own.
Apprenticeship ROI Calculator
Dollar for dollar, no workforce training method packs as much ROI punch as apprenticeship.
As you know, every business is different, so we have included a link to an ROI calculator provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Dowload the Apprenticeship Calculator
Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
The Community Land Trust
Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) is the lead collaborator for comprehensive community development initiatives, organizing residents to revitalize our neighborhood, increase our economic opportunities and leverage the creativity and diversity of our community.
Learn about their work in their Organizing School and leasing land in Roxbury and North Dorchester at affordable rates for housing, open space, agriculture, and commercial spaces for microenterprises and non-profit organizations.
Attract, empower, and retain diverse talent, entrepreneurs, and future leaders
Decrease the income gap for minority business enterprises and the communities from which they are born and operate
Convene, celebrate, and inspire those invested in achieving economic inclusion for all
Fierce Urgency of Now 2022
About Our Pacesetters Initiative
Jun 27, 20233:00pm – 4:00pmVirtual
Our Economic Inclusion Committee provides strategic support around research, policies, and programs that are focused on building a thriving economy where opportunity is available to all.
Chairman and CEO Rapid7
President Bank of America Greater Boston