Last week, we convened a panel of Boston thought leaders to discuss two hot topics: how businesses are working towards the “new normal” while also implementing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives to support their workforce, communities and customer base.
Tracy Pitcher, SVP of Comcast Business for Comcast’s Northeast Division, was joined by JD Chesloff, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable; Betty Francisco, General Counsel, Compass Working Capital and Co-Founder, Amplify Latinx; Jim Rooney, CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and Evan Kirstel, noted B2B influencer.
JD Chesloff talked about the importance of childcare in enabling employees to return to the office (and his organization’s business coalition to make early childhood education more accessible); Betty Francisco spoke about the collaboration imperative with businesses working together to ensure continued success of the small business community and Jim Rooney highlighted the impact of Supplier Diversity via the Chamber’s Pacesetters program. In addition, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion permeated the conversation as speakers discussed the importance of talent recruitment, procurement, digital equity and active community investment designed to have an intentional impact to advance social justice, opportunity and equality.
This conversation is SO worth your time and will provide you with some actionable insights to move your business or organization forward.
Watch the webinar here after completing a brief registration form.
Local example of Supplier Diversity in action:
Marianne Lancaster, CEO & Owner of Lancaster Packaging spoke to Barry Bader, VP of Comcast Business in the Greater Boston Region about how she pivoted her business during the pandemic (from wholesale packaging to hand sanitizer!) and highlighted the importance of supplier diversity via programs such as Pacesetters.