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For years, we’ve been counting out Ten Outstanding Young Leaders (TOYL) in Greater Boston. And we’re pretty good at picking them – future president, John F. Kennedy Jr. was in our inaugural group of honorees, #justsaying.
While we’re all about tradition at the Chamber, we’re also big fans of shaking things up. So, 2017 presents a new year, and a new TOYL.
‘What’s new?’ you might ask yourself. We’ll get to that.
One thing that we’re holding onto is the awards criteria. Through TOYL, we recognize next-gen leaders who show professional, personal and civic commitment to improving the quality of life for all.
As you would expect in a city like Boston, full of young talent, we receive a ton of nominations and applications, and arrive at just ten honorees through our unique vetting process involving a group of past TOYL honorees. So you can be sure this year’s TOYLs are as impressive and dedicated as it gets in Greater Boston. They’re the young leaders making big strides in their careers while also shaping the future of our region, and in many cases, our world.
Without further ado, our esteemed TOYL 2017 honorees:
Learn even more about these under-40, super-Bostonians here.
This year’s TOYL Celebration will be one for the books. Here’s why you should be there.
For starters, this will be the first major event presented by City Awake – a program of the Chamber that empowers the next generation of Boston greats by engaging them in dialogue about the most pressing issues facing our region and recognizing their important contributions to our thriving economy.
Next, this isn’t your average awards show with brie and thank you speeches. (Well, there may be brie. Who doesn’t like brie?) At this year’s TOYL we add ten new members to the fam and give them a platform that amplifies the voice of the amazing young professionals in our region. The format for this celebration includes time for peer-to-peer connecting, and you’ll also hear briefly from our honorees who will share their visions for the future of Boston and how they plan to get us there. You will have fun, be inspired, and meet other motivated young Boston leaders.
And if that’s not enough, we’re couldn’t be more excited by our new venue Laugh Boston, so we’ll do some interactive (and hilarious) networking to kick off the night. And we’ll end with a sweet giveaway from our event partner, Southwest.
We hope you’ll join us at Laugh Boston on Nov 8.
And Now, A TOYL History Lesson:
In 2012, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce revived the Ten Outstanding Young Leaders (TOYL) awards to continue the tradition of honoring Greater Boston’s current and future leaders. The TOYL awards were presented by the Boston Jaycees from 1952 to 2006 to identify and celebrate young leaders. Since its inception, more than 500 young leaders have been honored including Paralympic athlete, Doctor Cheri Blauwet, former City of Boston Chief of Staff Dan Koh, Congressmen Seth Moulton and Joe Kennedy, and Boston City Council President Michelle Wu, just to name a few.