Join the Massachusetts Apprentice Network for the one-year anniversary of its launch.
9:30am - 11:00am
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
This event will explore why in-game advertising is becoming the next big advertising channel and how companies can tap into the gaming ad space.
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Thank you for joining us for our second Government Affairs forum of the year that featured Ronald J. Mariano, Massachusetts Speaker of the House.
9:45am - 11:00am
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.
Through MITX (the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange), we’re building valuable connections between the people and ideas behind technology and its impact on the future of customer experiences, all to create a community that’s finding tomorrow’s solutions together.
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.
Black history is American history, and the month of February is a time to honor that by exploring the fullness of African-American culture. Year round, let us continue to celebrate the people, movements, and strides made to better our lives by ensuring that our society is a place where all are humanized, seen, heard, and supported.
Boston While Black is a membership network for Boston’s Black professionals, entrepreneurs, and students who are seeking connection and community. The organization was founded by Sheena Collier, a Harvard University School of Education graduate and community leader who had a vision of convening Black Bostonians for connection, adventure, and a sense of belonging. In our Q&A below, the Boston While Black team shares the organization’s biggest accomplishment, how they create lasting impact, and how they continue to contribute to Black history today.
In the past 3-5 years, what has been your company’s biggest accomplishment?
Three years ago, we didn’t exist – we launched in 2020, in the middle of a pandemic, based on a vision from our founder, Sheena Collier. Now, almost three years later we have over 1,000 members, over 20 corporate partners, 2 front page features on the Boston Globe, and we’ve hosted more than 15,000 people at our public events, including our BWB Family Reunion and our How to Boston While Black Summit. Our biggest accomplishment is all that we’ve managed to build over the years.
What lasting impact have you created in your community?
Our membership network has created an opportunity for Black Boston natives and transplants to build community with one another – something many people felt was missing. Anchored by the BWB Hub, our digital community platform, we provide a safe virtual space for people to share resources, tips, and tricks for navigating the Greater Boston region. Central to that is our special interest communities which help our 1,000+ members find deeper connection among each other and tackle navigating Boston as their most authentic selves.
How would you say you’ve made Black history today?
As a company founded by a Black woman and led by a Black team, we are demonstrating how and when we have the appropriate resources, Black people can and should lead in building the spaces, communities, and systems we need to thrive. We are not only building a successful local company. We are creating the blueprint for how cities across the world can become places where Black people choose to live, work, and play.