The BIMA Summer Sizzler is the must-attend networking event for marketing and media professionals.
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Museum of Science
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.
This is an opportunity to meet the Chamber staff as you learn how to leverage your Chamber benefits effectively to meet your goals through our offerings.
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
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.
We are now recruiting for our 2022 fall DEI cohort! We hope you’ll join us in our mission to increase DEI fluency and change in the Boston business community – starting with you.
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 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).
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.
If you attended our last in-person workshop, you may remember that I raised my hand to say I enjoyed public speaking. Well, I guess that came back to bite me and I think I have all of you to blame. I thought about reusing my speech from that workshop, but outing myself as a Yankees fan to a few hundred Bostonians over Zoom somehow seemed more terrifying than just delivering a brand new speech.
I was nervous to start the Women’s Leadership Program last fall. I had a full plate at work and I knew my travel schedule would make me miss a few programs right from the beginning. And, if I’m being honest. I had a bit of imposter syndrome. I wondered if my background and professional experience was worthy of being in the program. Thanks to the support of my manager Kristina, an alumna of the Women’s Leadership Program herself, I was given the encouragement and flexibility I needed to experience the course and its content to the fullest.
While I expected that the course content would be worthwhile, what I did not expect was how valuable developing a connection with my peer group would be. Navigating this program with a group of strangers was intimidating for me but my group found a supportive rhythm that kept us connected. We challenged each other in our thinking, we discussed the ups and downs of our jobs, we questioned future career moves, we weren’t afraid to talk politics, and we encouraged each other to grow.
Chelsea, Jenny, Morgan, and Valerie, your friendship and mentorship has been invaluable to me. I look forward to continuing our group texts, and when the time is right, resuming our after-work get togethers and weekend brunches.
See, the Women’s Leadership Program gave our peer group a shared language, a common bond. But it also gave us the flexibility to foster our personal and professional growth outside the formal sessions, and to create an experience that was uniquely ours. I will forever be grateful for this opportunity.
As we look out to the next chapters of our personal and professional lives, there is a lot of uncertainty ahead. We are at a societal crossroads and the challenges many of us face feel crushing and overwhelming. And while some of us feel we have reached our capacity, I know that we as women, as a group, as a network will continue to have more to give. Because it is during these times of unrest and injustice when we realize that our capacity to meet these challenges may, in fact, be limitless. The fight for justice and equality will be demanding but I cannot think of a better group of women who will rise to the challenge.
Thank you. Be safe. Be healthy. Wear a mask and remember to vote.
Nicole Carelli is the Head of National Conferences for BNY Mellon Wealth Management where she oversees a diverse portfolio of events and conferences across the firm’s five US Markets. Over her career, Nicole has planned a wide range of events. Her most memorable event took place at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, where she helped convene a group of over 2,000 women and girls for a program featuring key female policy makers including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.