Come hear from Governor Maura Healey as she addresses Chamber members as the 73rd Governor of the Commonwealth.
9:45am - 11:00am
The Westin Copley
Hear from a panel of professionals on how apprenticeship programs are creating a more robust and diverse talent pipeline.
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Another Age Productions
Join us for our highly anticipated Annual Meeting, Greater Boston's top business convening of the year.
4:30pm - 8:00pm
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Expand your DEI professional development with a virtual workshop focused specifically on LGBTQIA+ identities and inclusion.
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.
City Awake empowers young professionals in a variety of ways that encourages these rising leaders to stay invested in the region’s future success.
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.
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.
Honorees to be recognized Nov. 4 at City Awake’s annual Our Convention for the Next Generation.
The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) and City Awake are pleased to announce the 2019 Ten Outstanding Young Leaders (TOYL) honorees. The TOYL Awards are presented annually by City Awake, a program of the GBCC aimed at connecting, engaging, and celebrating next-generation leaders. The awards celebrate the contributions of current and emerging young greater Boston leaders who have demonstrated professional, personal, and civic commitment to improving the quality of life within our region.
The 2019 honorees will be recognized on Monday, November 4, at the 2019 Our Convention. Recipients will discuss the work they are leading within their organizations, their industries, and in their communities. They will also share their visions for keeping greater Boston a thriving region for businesses and people far into the future.
Our Convention is the region’s largest convention for young professionals, drawing more than 500 attendees looking to strengthen their networks, participate in leadership development workshops and sessions, and lend their perspectives and voices to some of the most pressing issues facing greater Boston’s competitiveness. Affordability, housing, public transit, inclusivity, and climate readiness are just a few topics scheduled for discussion at Our Convention.
This event is part of City Awake’s mission to create a platform to engage Boston’s next generation of leaders, understand their perceptions of the region, address their challenges living and working here, and elevate their voices in creating solutions to civic, business, and policy issues.
The 2019 Ten Outstanding Young Leaders were nominated by members of the community and selected by a committee of past TOYL honorees.
This year’s honorees include:
Find out more about our honorees here.
“Our 2019 Ten Outstanding Young Leaders are a wonderful representation of our diverse and collaborative business community, and these remarkable individuals are leaving their mark on Greater Boston through their powerful contributions in the office and beyond,” said Chamber president & CEO, James E. Rooney. “We couldn’t be more excited to honor these young leaders at Our Convention, an event that aligns perfectly with the Chamber’s own mission to prepare, retain, and celebrate our talented workforce.”
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 President John F. Kennedy; co-founder of Wayfair, Niraj Shah; Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley; and community advocate and United Nations representative, Carol Fulp. View all past honorees here.
About City Awake
City Awake empowers the next generation of Greater Boston leaders through programming that builds community and engages young professionals in dialogue about the most pressing issues facing our region. Through this work, we hope to deepen their connections to the broader business and civic communities and recognize their important contributions to our thriving economy. Learn more at CityAwake.org.
About the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce is the convener, voice and advocate of our region’s business community, committed to making Greater Boston the best place for businesses and people to thrive. It helps its members and Greater Boston succeed by convening and connecting the business community; researching, developing and advocating for public policies that contribute to our region’s economic success; and providing comprehensive leadership development programs designed to grow strong business and civic leaders. Learn more at BostonChamber.com.