In this panel discussion, digital media experts will dive into how brands can position themselves for success with a diversified strategy.
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us as we hear from Corey Thomas, Chairman & CEO of Rapid7, and Andrew Farrington, an advisory board member City Awake.
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us to celebrate the history, culture, food, and local businesses of Nubian Square, the heart of Black culture in Boston.
3:45pm - 6:00pm
Tropical Foods - Roxbury
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.
Expand your DEI professional development with a virtual workshop focused specifically on LGBTQIA+ identities and inclusion.
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 more than 25 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.
The Pacesetters Doing Business virtual series allows minority-owned companies to hear directly from procurement officers at participating Pacesetter companies to learn about specific contract opportunities that may be unique to each company.
Northeastern University’s Planning, Real Estate and Facilities Team is working to actively support and engage an inclusive supplier base. Their Supplier Diversity Program was created to help them connect with minority-, women-, LGBTQ+-, disabled and veteran-owned businesses around the globe.
The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce encourages persons with disabilities to participate, and engage fully, in its programs and events. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, including but not limited to, listening devices, closed captioning, large print, wheelchair access, allergies and environmental sensitivities, or if you have any questions about the venue, event format, or virtual platform, please contact us at [email protected]
Economic Inclusion Coordinator
Greater Boston Chamber Of Commerce
Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Culture, Northeastern University
Beyazmin Jimenez (she/her/hers) serves as the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Culture at Northeastern University’s Planning, Real Estate & Facilities department. In her role, she leads the department in ensuring a safe and equitable work environment while promoting inclusive planning practices for the university’s real estate development efforts. Previously, she served as the Senior Account Director for The Lazu Group where she led the DEI consulting agency’s business lines working with private financial and real estate firms to develop their racial equity framework.
Beyazmin holds a Master’s in Urban Planning from Boston University where her academic focus was housing and economic development. Beyazmin serves on the board of YW Boston which advocates to eliminate racism through its program & policy efforts. In addition, she holds a seat on the Boston Planning & Development Agency’s Article 80 Committee which is working on a reform agenda for the city’s planning and community development efforts. She is a member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield MA’s Health Equity Council where she lends an activist lens to post-pandemic health responses in communities of color.
Associate Vice President of Capital Projects, Northeastern University
Tim is currently serving as the Associate Vice President of Capital Projects at Northeastern University. He leads a team of approximately 55 project managers that manage construction projects across the Universities’ global campuses. He is working to improve project management and construction management protocols and client engagement and satisfaction. It’s his role to improve means and methods to better meet client expectations using lead tools, teamwork, mentoring and leadership.
Prior to NU, he served as Associate Director of Construction at Wellesley College while they initiated their $500 million campus-wide deferred maintenance program. He also led their team in the design and construction of the college’s new Science complex.
He has worked on numerous public and private projects in Massachusetts, New York City and Philadelphia, most of which worked to increase diversity within the design and construction industries. He served on former Mayor John Street’s Diversity Committee, helping create economic opportunities for disadvantaged contractors during the construction of the Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field stadium.
He is currently involved with several others within the Boston area to create a consortium of like-minded owners that hopefully, with their joint voice, force more real long-term equity improvements within AEC. This group includes members of several large and small higher-eds as well as most of the state’s public construction agencies.
Associate Vice President in Facilities Management, Northeastern University
Catherine Walsh is an Associate Vice President in Facilities Management. She is responsible for overall fiscal and administrative matters in the Division, including the development, analysis, and control of operating and capital fund budgets. She manages all procurement and contract administration including designer selection, contract negotiation, award for all professional and construction management services. In addition, she is also responsible for project control functions and the Program/Project Controls Group that tracks all project financials, schedules and documents within a computerized management information system and the Facilities Customer Service Center, a 24/7 operation coordinating response to over 70,000 work order annually.
Prior to joining Northeastern in 2012, Catherine was the Deputy Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs at the Massachusetts Port Authority where she oversaw a $4B Capital Program. Catherine has a BS in Chemistry from Trinity College, a MS in Civil Engineering from Tufts Univeristy and a JD from Suffolk University.