Hear from the Massachusetts Speaker of the House, Representative Ronald J. Mariano (D-Quincy), at the Chamber’s Government Affairs Forum.
9:45am - 11:00am
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
Join the Massachusetts Apprentice Network for the two-year anniversary celebration of the Network's launch.
9:30am - 11:00am
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
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.
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As the cornerstone of the civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought tirelessly to eliminate racial injustice as it presented within our schools, at our workplaces, and deeply within our society. To celebrate MLK Day this week and beyond, and continue to honor his life and legacy, it is important to keep note of his teachings and practice them in our daily lives.
Here at the Chamber, we continue the fight towards racial equality and economic justice through our work. Creating a city and state where all businesses can thrive, we have specific programs created to champion businesses and entrepreneurs of color.
In this blog, we will highlight the ways in which the Chamber ties in the teachings and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and provide insight on how to get involved in promoting equity within our communities.
Right now, businesses of color receive less than two percent of corporate and government procurement dollars, two times the rate of loan denials, and less than one percent of venture capital investment. At the Chamber, our Pacesetters network works to develop an ecosystem of corporations and partners with the influence and buying power to transform systemic opportunity for minority business enterprises (MBEs). The Pacesetter’s vision is to close the racial wealth gap in one generation, see ten percent of all business and government contracts go to businesses of color in the Commonwealth in the next five years, and help twenty percent of Massachusetts’ largest MBEs generate revenue of $50M or more within 5 years.
With the participation of large corporations like Liberty Mutual Insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Encore Boston Harbor, State Street and 30+ more, together we are advancing our local economy, closing the racial wealth gap, and creating sustainable supply chains for MBE’s.
If you are a corporation looking to participate in the change towards a more equitable economy and amplify your diversity program, the Chamber encourages you to join Pacesetters. The network will assist you in building your MBE pipeline and enhance your supplier diversity practices.
If you are an MBE looking to gain insights and exposure, we also highly recommend joining Pacesetters, where you can be matched with opportunities within our sustainable supply chains. To learn more about our top sourcing categories and best practices, review our MBE insights hub.
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s inspiring leadership of the civil rights movement sparked extensive civic engagement, including the infamous March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Dedicated to civic engagement, inclusivity, and access, the Chamber’s City Awake network retains 20-30-year-olds to the region by increasing their social capital and connecting them to personal and professional networks. Through volunteering, networking, and attending City Awake events, members of the network learn the power of their voice while celebrating Boston’s diverse cultures.
If you are a young professional looking to build connections, participate in informative discussions and ignite a positive change in the Boston community, the Chamber welcomes you to attend one of our upcoming City Awake events and follow along on our journey to a more inclusive Boston.
Let us remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s teachings today and bring them with us well into our future. We must remain vigilant to racial injustice and wealth gaps, and actively work towards change in our communities.
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Jan 26, 202411:00am – 1:30pmOmni Boston Hotel at the Seaport