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The Charles River Regional Chamber is partnering for a second time with Colette Phillips, and her companies Colette Phillips Communications and Get Konnected!, on an initiative designed to celebrate, document and encourage a diverse workforce in Greater Boston’s west suburban communities.

Our 2023 "50 Most Influential Business Leaders of Color" list (to be published this spring) will recognize both the outstanding leadership and emerging talent among the region's workforce. The list will include an updated list of C-level executives and other leaders of color in Greater Boston’s western suburbs, as well as a separate list of “Emerging Leaders of Color,” focused on those under 40 working in the same footprint. Read full announcement.

Nominations due 2/14

Help us identify - and celebrate - the most influential Business Leaders of Color in Greater Boston's Western Suburbs

Nominations are due Feb. 6.  Multiple nominations are welcome - and encouraged! A seven-member committee, appointed by Get Konnected! and the chamber, will review all nominations and select the honorees.
Both the Business Leaders and Emerging Leaders lists will be published this spring. There will be an event to celebrate the honorees and the region’s diversity, also this spring.


The chamber and Get Konnected! are seeking business partners to sponsor the 2023 edition of the 50 Most Influential People of Color in Greater Boston’s Western Suburbs list as well as the Emerging Leaders list. For more info go here or contact Lise Elcock.

For media inquiries or more information about this initiative email or call 617-244-5300