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 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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Explore our mission and values to better understand how we are leading the business community forward.
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“Always advocate for yourself. If you think you have earned a promotion or raise or if you want a shot at a challenging new assignment, make your case. Don’t wait for the opportunity to come to you or think you are being too pushy; go for it!”
– Ashley McCown, President, Solomon McCown & Company
“Take on new challenges with enthusiasm, consistently push yourself beyond your comfort zone and really go for what you want in your career. Whenever you have a chance to take on something new, have confidence in what you bring to the table to tackle the challenge. Stepping outside your comfort zone helps you grow, both professionally and personally. Whatever skills you don’t have at that moment in time, you’ll learn and carry with you to overcome the next hurdle. I learned over time to convert my fears and hesitations into determination and a “will-not-fail” attitude.”
– Jane Steinmetz, Boston Office Managing Principal, Ernst & Young
“Believe in yourself, especially when you’re having your doubts. Embrace uncertainty, challenge, and even risk. And, at all times, try to pursue what you’re passionate about.”
– Maura Healey, Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
“It is critical to recognize that no one (at least no one with any self-insight) is perfect or has a perfect life or career. You may look at successful individuals and think that they have everything figured out, but everyone is juggling life as fast as they can. Therefore, it is important not to be too hard on yourself, and to set goals. Start with baseline goals and keep “stretch” goals for an extended timeline. In my case, my baseline goals at my first real job were to stay married, stay employed, and keep my kids alive. My stretch goals were to lead a division and have accomplished research goals that improve patient health 10 years down the road.”
– Jennifer Tseng, MD, MPH, Surgeon-in-Chief, Boston Medical Center
“Stay true to yourself and your temperament; don’t always try to be what others think you should be. While there are many books and recommendations out there about how women should function in the workplace, there are also individual strengths that we bring to our professional lives. Find your strength and utilize it, even if it’s not listed as a necessary factor in the “how to succeed” books.”
–Shari Nethersole, MD, Executive Director, Community Health, Boston Children’s Hospital
“Be authentic: It is easy to conform to workplace norms in an effort to fit in and succeed. As women, especially women of color, we often conceal our true selves. You must appreciate that your distinctive life experiences will bring valuable perspectives to today’s complex business problems.
Be bold: You must be brave to call out unfairness. Never settle for less, and always strive for excellence. Be positive: Always find the opportunities where you can make an impact. Act: Make things happen. Deliver results and take pride in your work.”
-Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, PhD, CEO, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA)
“You belong in every room you’ve ever entered – and in those you haven’t gone into before. Trust yourself. Always be prepared and complete the circle as in pay it forward for others.”
-Rita German, Director, Community Investments, John Hancock
“Speak up! Have the confidence to get into the conversation, be pithy, and make your mark. Don’t wait for an invitation.”
-Phyllis Yale, Advisory Partner, Bain & Company
Want more wisdom? Join us at our 2021 Pinnacle Awards on January 28 and 29 to hear from each one of our honorees.