An unprecedented number of organizations, large and small, have released public statements condemning racism and promising action in support of Black Lives Matter and social justice. We applaud those who have taken a public stance, and as the nation grapples with systemic inequities and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we emphasize the importance of holding ourselves accountable to promises of action and change. This fall, YW Boston invites business leaders, employees, and the broader community to join us for Elevating Lives 2020: Delivering on promises of racial justice. Our 2020 Elevating Lives series will feature two virtual events focused on creating change, both internally and beyond the workplace.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Making Caregiving Work: COVID-19 and women’s advancement in the workplace
Join us for this virtual event as we explore how to address COVID-19’s impact on women and caregivers in the workplace. Beth Chandler, YW Boston President and CEO, will be joined by expert speakers Pamela D. Everhart, Dr. Christian Weller, and Lauren Birchfield Kennedy to discuss ways to implement more inclusive practices for caregivers and, ultimately, create more opportunities for women to remain and succeed in the workforce. Dr. Anouska Bhattacharyya, YW Boston’s Director of InclusionBoston, will provide opening remarks.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
The Future of DEI: How to sustain organizational change
Hear success stories, challenges, and strategies from organizations who are committed to delivering on their promises of racial justice and corporate social responsibility. During this virtual event we’ll explore the evolution of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives and how leaders can be responsive in adapting DEI efforts for long-term sustainability. We will be joined by John Hancock President & CEO, Marianne Harrison, and McKinsey & Company partner, Sara Prince. Our panelists will share how they are holding themselves accountable and how they managed to successfully turn aspirational social justice statements into concrete plans for more equitable organizational change.
Registration fee: $25 for each event, $40 for both