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The ROI of DEI: Why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are Essential to Success in the Suburbs - Shared screen with speaker view
Michele Simos
31:59
Good morning from Boston. Happy to be here.
Eneida Roman
32:32
Good morning, everyone!
NN Chamber
32:36
Hi everyone. Thanks for joining us this morning. We’re interested to know who’s in the audience! Drop you name and company in the chat!
Gloria Gavris
32:42
Gloria Gavris, Board Member WSYMCA
Alexia Hudson-Ward (She/Her/Hers)
32:48
Good morning. Alexia Hudson-Ward, Associate Director of Research and Learning for MIT Libraries
Stewart Woodward
32:50
Looking forward to this presentation
Adrienne Franciosi
32:54
Adrienne Franciosi, Lasell University
Mohamad Ali | IDG, Inc
32:54
Good morning from Arlington!
Michele Simos
32:54
I am Michele Simos, Executive Director of The Dignity Institute, a youth development nonprofit.
Michael Bobbitt | New Repertory Theatre
32:55
Grateful to be here and honored to be an honoree. Michael Bobbitt from New Repertory Theatre.
League of Women Voters of Newton
32:59
Marcia Johnson, President League Women Voters of Newton
Nayenday Thurman
33:00
Good morning, Nayenday Thurman from C4 Innovations in Needham
Joe Walsh
33:05
Joe Walsh President / CEO Direct Federal Credit Union
Brad Black
33:06
Brad Black, SocialMadeSimple, joining from West Roxbury this morning
Laura Van Zandt (she/her), REACH
33:08
Laura Van Zandt, Executive Director at REACH Beyond Domestic Violence. Excited for this event!
Adrien Khelemsky, The Rashi School
33:10
Adrien Khelemsky, The Rashi School
Guimel DeCarvalho
33:11
Guimel DeCarvalho, Wayside Youth & Family Support Network - honoree
Eneida Roman
33:12
Eneida Roman, Principal at Roman Law Offices in Wellesley
Liz
33:19
Good morning! I'm Liz from Direct Federal Credit union in Needham
Paley
33:23
Hi, all. Susan Paley from The Village Bank and we are thrilled to sponsor the Chamber and this great event. Congratulations to the recipients!
Amy Baron
33:26
Amy Baron, CEO, Convergent Learning, Needham Diversity Initiative Board
Cindy Greene | she/her
33:29
Cindy Greene, Families Organizing for Racial Justice
Anna Giraldo-Kerr (she, her)
33:31
Anna Giraldo-Kerr, CEO at Shades of Success, Inc.
kcassociates106@gmail.com
33:33
Good morning from Kelley Chunn in Boston.
Lynn Holmlund
33:34
Good Morning from Lynn at IDG. Congratulations to all of the honorees. I cannot wait for the panel.
Eric Turner
33:39
Good morning. Eric Turner, Provost at Lasell University in Newton.
Glenn Rosengard Banker
33:40
Good Morning From Eastern Bank. Congrats to all Winners! Glenn Rosengard
NewCity Church
33:59
Good morning everyone. Rev. Devlin Scott, Lead Pastor of NewCity Church and Founder and CEO of NewCommunity. Honoree
Faun Zarge
34:08
Faun Zarge, Employee Burnout and Resilience Specialist, Newton. Congratulations to all the honorees!
Paley
34:11
Congrats, Devlin!!
Rebecca Bachand
34:21
Rebecca Bachand, Landscape Architect, RBLA Design LLC
Kristen L. Pope, Pope Productions, Inc.
34:25
Kristen L. Pope, CEO of Pope Productions, Inc. | Very humbled and grateful to be honored! Thank you Colette, and the Chamber! Congratulations to all of the honorees!
Elena Lau
34:28
Good morning everyone! Grateful to be here and honored to be an honoree. Elena Lau, CEO & REALTOR at UNION Real Estate and 2020 Chapter President of AREAA Boston. Helping people achieve their real estate goals and homeownership.
Margaret Laforest, MOBD
34:28
Margaret Laforest, MA Office of Business Development
Michael Ferreer
34:34
Good morning from Direct Federal Credit Union. Congratulations to all the honorees.
Shaitia Spruell
34:35
Shaitia Spruell from the MA Treasurer's Office of Economic Empowetment
Virginia Carnahan
34:42
Hello, Virginia Carnahan Board of Trustees BID Hospital Needham
Shaitia Spruell
34:42
good morning!
Lisa Braxton
34:49
Good morning! Lisa Braxton, President of the Greater Boston Section of the National Council of Negro Women.
R F
34:52
Rick Fredkin from Eduporium. Honored to be one of the 50 businesses of Newton-Needham Regional Chamber.
Elena Lau
34:58
Congratulations to all honorees!
kathleens
35:15
Good morning from Kathy Sawyer atDirect Federal Credit Union.
Nancy Sterling
35:21
GM- Nancy Sterling from Prime Automotive and Co-President of the Community Center of Needham. Congrats to all honorees.
Laura Van Zandt (she/her), REACH
35:22
Thank you Colette!
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
35:49
Good morning. Charmain Jackman from InnoPsych, Inc. Therapist of Color Directory!
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
35:58
Congrats to all the honorees!!
Stephanie Huang
36:09
Stephanie Huang, Executive Director, Board Development, Beth Israel Lahey Health. Congratulations to all!
Ritah Nakandi
36:19
Ritah Nakandi Founder/CEO of Afri-root Collective AND Co-founder/COO of Meetcaregivers
cch
36:25
Chien-Chi Huang, Executive Director, Asian Women for Health
Gloria Noronha
36:26
Thank you Colette! Congratulations to ALL
Beverly Cohen
36:30
Good Morning and Congratulations to all Honorees! Beverly Cohen, CEO, PCP - OnTarget Coaching
Melissa Patrick MSW (she/her)
36:55
Melissa Patrick, Founder / President of Equity & Expectations LLC. So honored to be here as a recipient.
peter alpert
36:59
Peter Alpert, Southworth Development LLC
Meenakshi Chhabra
37:04
Meenakshi Chhabra Interim Associate Dean from Lesley University. Congratulations to the honorees!!. Glad to be here
Rebecca Drill (she, hers)
37:45
Congratulations to all! Rebecca Drill, PhD, Cambridge Health Alliance and Needham Diversity Initiative
Coretta McCarter
40:09
Good morning. Congratulations! So happy to see this. Representation is so important. Coretta McCarter, ED.D. Director of Grants, Framingham Public Schools.
Bruce Hain
40:21
Congratulations to all the honorees - Insource Services is proud to be a sponsor of this inaugural Metrowest DEI event!
Gloria Noronha
40:38
Shout out to all EMERSON COLLEGE Alums!
Elisif Brandon
40:43
Hi! I’m Elisif Brandon, Architectural Photographer with Elisif Photography www.elisif.com and with The Cat Connection. Congrats to the honorees!
NN Chamber
47:40
Congratulations to all of our AMAZING honorees. View the full list and read more about each individual at nnchamber.com/bpoc_list
Amy Baron
47:51
WOW!
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
47:53
Woop Woop!!
NN Chamber
47:55
We received just under 200 nominations which were then winnowed down to the 50 deemed “most influential” by a seven-member selection committee.To qualify, nominees must work and/or sit on a board for a business or nonprofit that is physically located in Newton, Needham, Watertown, Waltham, Wellesley, Natick or Framingham.Our thanks to everyone who found the time to submit a nomination. We’re also grateful to our selection committee: Michael Benezra, director of economic affairs and innovation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel; Betty Francisco of Amplify Latinx; former State Treasurer Steve Grossman of ICIC; Jay Kim of Foundation for MetroWest; Shirley Leung of the Boston Globe; Darryl Settles of Catalyst Ventures Development and Colette Phillips.
Michael Bobbitt | New Repertory Theatre
48:03
Congrats to everyone!!!
Michele Simos
48:12
Well done!
kcassociates106@gmail.com
48:12
Kudos to all!
Laura Van Zandt (she/her), REACH
48:13
Congratulations to honorees!
Cindy Greene | she/her
48:20
Congratulations! What a fabulous group of honorees!
Sue Lowcock
48:31
what an impressive list of leaders!
Nayenday Thurman
48:32
Congratulations to the honorees!
NewCity Church
48:33
Wonderful group of people. Congrats everyone!!
League of Women Voters of Newton
48:42
What a wonderful tribute to these amazing people who contribute so many things to our community.
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
49:03
Congrats to all!! That is a powerful list!!
Ieshia Karasik
49:18
Congratulations!!!!
Glenn Rosengard Banker
49:21
Congratulations Darryl. Well Deserved!
Anna Giraldo-Kerr (she, her)
49:34
Thank you for the recognition and congratulations to my fellow honorees!
Kristen L. Pope, Pope Productions, Inc.
50:18
Overwhelmed by this outstanding list! Co
Eneida Roman
50:21
Congratulations to all my fellow honorees! Thank you Newton-Needham Chamber and Colette Phillips for creating this phenomenal list of leaders!
Janey Bishoff
50:27
Congratulations Latoyia & all of the impressive honorees!!!
Kristen L. Pope, Pope Productions, Inc.
50:35
Congratulations everyone!
Coretta McCarter
51:00
Yeah! to Dr. Beverly Edgehill. She is phenomenal.
Jay Spencer
51:09
Congratulations to everyone!!
Saleha Walsh
51:55
Congratulations Jay Kim!
Sharon Stout
51:55
Congratulations Dr. Spicer!!!!!! EMERGEMA!!!!!!!!!!
Angela Pitter | LiveWire Collaborative, Digital Mktg.
52:05
Excited to be nominated and included with this list of phenomenal honorees! No longer the best kept secrets!
Elena Lau
52:15
Thank you Newton-Needham Chamber and Colette Phillips for all your effort in recognizing this outstanding list of leaders. Congratulations to all my fellow honorees! What an honor!!
Coretta McCarter
52:19
Mayor Spicer, we love you!!!! Thank you for all you do.
NewCity Church
52:24
Congrats Jay Spencer — love your bakery
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
52:25
Myrtle Baptist Church represented today!! I counted 5 members on the list
Bruce Patz
52:51
Congratulations to my good friend Darryl Settles!!!!
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
53:51
This is a wonderful initiative. Thanks to the vision of Newton-Needham Chamber and Colette Philips for this important initiative!
Bruce Patz
54:10
congratulations to my friend Jay Spencer!!! Jay owns a great café in Needham! Love Pressed Café!!!
Bruce Patz
54:35
Congratulations to all Honorees!!!!!
cch
54:36
Kudos to Juan Lopera at Tufts Health Plan!
Hillary Brown
54:45
Congratulations to Kent Gonzales and Darryl Settles who serve on the Real Estate Committee of the NNCC, in addition to all of the terrific honorees. Prime Automative has done an exemplary job hiring adults with special needs. Great job to all!
Eric
55:06
Kudos our Ritah Nakandi
NN Chamber
55:44
We’re looking forward to a great conversation this morning. Thanks so much Latoyia Edwards, News Anchor, NBC10 Boston facilitating our conversation this morning and to our panelists:Yvonne Spicer, Mayor, City of FraminghamMichael J. Bobbitt, Artistic Director, New Repertory Theatre, Inc.Juan Lopera, VP Marketing & Chief Diversity Officer, Tufts Health PlanMohamad Ali, CEO, IDG, Inc.
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
56:06
Congrats to Mayor Spices, Angela Pitter, Eric Turner
Kristen L. Pope, Pope Productions, Inc.
56:07
Latoyia, thank you for leading this conversation with such great energy!
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
58:46
Congrats to Anna Giraldo-Kerr and Eneida Roman who I have had the pleasure of serving on the Big Sister of Greater Boston Diversity in the past.
Colette Phillips | CPC and Get Konnected!
59:23
Mohamad that is what is referred to as Code Switching
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
59:44
Assimilation hurts diversity!
Lisa Braxton
59:49
Congratulations Kristen Pope, Angela Pitter, Mayor Spicer and all of the honorees!
Christine Jauregui
01:01:12
Congratulations to Eneida Roman and Anna Giraldo-Kerr and all of today’s honorees!
NewCity Church
01:02:00
We often have to “bend out of shape to fit in.”
Michele Simos
01:03:21
Mohamad, thank you for sharing your story. It's such an important one. We work with diverse youth, and it is challenging to help them fully embrace their identity, as they enter the workforce.
Colette Phillips | CPC and Get Konnected!
01:03:46
Congratulations to my good friends and partners in DE&I Darryl Settles and Angela Pitter
Brandale Randolph
01:03:57
My Mayor is awesome!
Elena Lau
01:04:19
Much appreciated, Colette!
Angela Pitter | LiveWire Collaborative, Digital Mktg.
01:04:25
Thanks Colette!!! Much appreciated!
Colette Phillips | CPC and Get Konnected!
01:04:37
Yes Dr. Mayor Yvonne Spicer is AWESOME
Michael Bobbitt | New Repertory Theatre
01:04:37
Yay Angela!
Gloria Noronha
01:04:47
Mayor Spicer is shattering that glass ceiling! Thank you for paving the way!
NewCity Church
01:04:51
Congrats Angela!!
Angela Pitter | LiveWire Collaborative, Digital Mktg.
01:04:57
Yay Michael! You Rock! No longer the best kept secret!
Michael Bobbitt | New Repertory Theatre
01:05:08
lol.
Angela Pitter | LiveWire Collaborative, Digital Mktg.
01:05:28
Congrats Devlin! Keep doing the work.
Kristen L. Pope, Pope Productions, Inc.
01:05:36
Thank you for defining the difference between mentor vs. sponsor
Colette Phillips | CPC and Get Konnected!
01:05:51
Congratulation Eneida Roman an awesome attorney and social entrepreneur
Anna Giraldo-Kerr (she, her)
01:06:10
That’s right! You bring your own chair and a few more, Mayor Spicer!
Coretta McCarter
01:06:19
Thank you Dr. Spicer! We appreciate you in Framingham.
Kristen L. Pope, Pope Productions, Inc.
01:06:23
Yes, the first but not the last!
Lois Bacon
01:09:06
Congratulations to Anna Giraldo-Kerr and Gretchen Cook-Anderson and all of the honorees.
Anna Giraldo-Kerr (she, her)
01:09:19
Lived experiences are an asset to those living them AND the community that witnesses them!
Michele Simos
01:09:44
I love that! Owning and showcasing your multiculturalism.
Needham Diversity
01:10:27
Congratulations to all the Honorees!
NewCity Church
01:10:40
Great story Latoyia!
Eric
01:10:54
Wow!
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
01:10:59
Re-Claiming your name!!! I love it. I love Simone too (my daughter’s name) lol
Veronica Tomlinson
01:11:15
Thank you! Latoya!
Faun Zarge
01:11:19
Love the story about your name, Latoyia. What a great callout and reminder.
Melissa Patrick MSW (she/her)
01:12:26
Diversity and Inclusion is not necessarily about being antiracist
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
01:12:42
^^
Anna Giraldo-Kerr (she, her)
01:13:23
Yes, @Michael Bobbitt. Conversations only go so far. Conversations must be followed by sustained action and accountability.
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
01:13:34
Yes, Michael!!
NewCity Church
01:13:44
Love it, Michael! #wewontletyou
Brandale Randolph
01:14:01
WELCOME TO FRAMINGHAM.... :)
Angela Pitter | LiveWire Collaborative, Digital Mktg.
01:14:09
Say that Michael! Get with the program or get left out!
Meenakshi Chhabra
01:14:22
YES Michael!
Amy Baron
01:14:25
From your mouth to God’s ears @Michael!
Kristen L. Pope, Pope Productions, Inc.
01:14:25
Speaking truth to power, Michael!
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
01:14:40
@Angela…that’s right
Michael Bobbitt | New Repertory Theatre
01:16:12
Yaaassss!!! NTC. love you back!
Kristen L. Pope, Pope Productions, Inc.
01:17:10
Love the quilt metaphor Mayor Spicer!
Michael Bobbitt | New Repertory Theatre
01:17:52
love pamela, my partner in this work.
Amy Baron
01:19:11
Thank you panelists and honorees, including my friends Gretchen Cook-Anderson and Anna Giraldo-Kerr. Your contributions are invaluable to our community.
Colette Phillips | CPC and Get Konnected!
01:20:30
Congratulations Cristina Gonzalez
Melissa Patrick MSW (she/her)
01:21:00
Truth is many people are not comfortable talking about racism. This means comfort is valued over equity and justice. We have to flip that script, accept that conversations about racism is uncomfortable and talk about how to makes changes that are antiracist. Hopefully, this can be a multiracial effort AND people who are White do have a different role to play than BIPOC.
Nayenday Thurman
01:21:13
Socioeconomics and being able to pass on wealth
NewCity Church
01:21:19
Yes
Anna Giraldo-Kerr (she, her)
01:22:00
Yes @MelissaPatrick!
Kristen L. Pope, Pope Productions, Inc.
01:22:07
You are speaking truth, Mohamad!
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
01:22:14
@Melissa. I did a DEI training right before this talk and I started with the idea of comfort and leaning into discomfort!
Meenakshi Chhabra
01:22:33
Thank you Mohamad. Well said
Kristen L. Pope, Pope Productions, Inc.
01:22:38
YES @ Melissa!
dgittens
01:23:10
Thank you, Collette.
Melissa Patrick MSW (she/her)
01:24:34
@Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her me too!
Kristen L. Pope, Pope Productions, Inc.
01:25:27
Yes, Latoyia! That story would not have been covered without you speaking up. We must be in the room and at the table.
Colette Phillips | CPC and Get Konnected!
01:25:43
https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2020/06/24/tips-anti-racism-advocacy/
Carol Thomas
01:26:19
Congratulations to Anna Giraldo-Kerr, such a privilege to be a co-Trustee of the Needham Free Public Library with you!
Sachiko Isihara
01:26:54
I agree that we might start with education and the adjustment to outdated history texts. Boston is supporting adding Ethnic studies to the public school curriculum and I agree this could work throughout the Commonwealth to allow children to understand their own roots and stories. https://www.boston.com/news/education/2020/09/01/boston-city-councilors-public-schools-ethnic-studies-proposal
Gloria Noronha
01:26:57
We need to teach and re-learn our history. White supremacist ideology is taught in American schools. 80% of public school teachers are White, while 52% of public school students are not. Teachers cannot teach contextual US history, social studies & economics when they've never been taught the truth about w-supremacy.
Kristen L. Pope, Pope Productions, Inc.
01:27:49
Great perspective Juan
Gretchen Cook-Anderson
01:27:50
A fascinating take, Juan. Appreciate your candor.
Colette Phillips | CPC and Get Konnected!
01:28:05
Here is an article I recently wrote for Commonwealth Magazine that companies with find useful https://commonwealthmagazine.org/opinion/starting-a-corporate-anti-racism-movement/
Betsy Boggia, Fairway
01:28:18
Yes! Trump pulled off the cover and put everything out in the open-every cloud has a silver lining-LOL!
Nayenday Thurman
01:28:30
It is interesting, Massachusetts is extremely diverse and at the same time very segregated
Anna Giraldo-Kerr (she, her)
01:28:46
Thank you, Juan! Y felicitations!!
Melissa Patrick MSW (she/her)
01:29:31
YES!!! An act of love!!! @Michael Bobbitt
NewCity Church
01:29:32
Amen
Gretchen Cook-Anderson
01:29:35
Antiracism work is an act of love - thank you, Michael. Powerful.
Meenakshi Chhabra
01:29:40
Be comfortable with the discomfort
Anna Giraldo-Kerr (she, her)
01:30:43
Fear of losing privilege is a huge factor. Gets those holding power defensive.
Melissa Patrick MSW (she/her)
01:31:12
Agree @Michael Bobbitt. Expecting comfort is an element of White Supremacy culture...Once we can begin to break down White Supremacy culture we can make great strides towards cultures of belongingness...
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
01:31:49
@Michael: Great action steps! I love that their are Immediate!
Angela Pitter | LiveWire Collaborative, Digital Mktg.
01:32:34
I can imagine the conversation with the board when Michael wanted to eliminate subscriptions.
cch
01:32:48
Asian Women for Health has curated Anti-Racism resources and created #RacismIsAVirus PSA with a downloadable facilitator discussion guide on our website: www.asianwomenforhealth.Org/anti-racism.html
STUDIO ENÉE
01:33:15
Completely agree! Policy changes and changes of culture can start from grassroots efforts but leadership has to make it a priority.
NN Chamber
01:35:26
Thanks to everyone who is sharing articles and resources. The chamber’s diversity committee has curated a list of diversity, equity and inclusion resources at this link: https://www.nnchamber.com/dei-resourcesWe'll be sure to add those shared today and welcome any additional recommendations.
cch
01:37:05
Diversity is a fact. Inclusion is a choice. Equity is a right!
Nayenday Thurman
01:37:14
There are Boards that miss good people because wealth is attached to the seat.
Michael Bobbitt | New Repertory Theatre
01:37:44
The world belongs to the youth. They are the next leaders - we have to make this planet better for them!!!
Angela Pitter | LiveWire Collaborative, Digital Mktg.
01:38:20
Preach! Love this! "Diversity is a fact. Inclusion is a choice. Equity is a right!"
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
01:38:32
Becoming an anti-racist organization rubric: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13UDEDfM14SewyFCXq_4QUqAsf59H_LJ0/view?usp=sharing
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
01:39:03
Every organization should assess where they are on this continuum
Melissa Patrick MSW (she/her)
01:39:18
Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Justice makes it right with antiracist solutions.
Colette Phillips | CPC and Get Konnected!
01:39:21
This is the 4 Ps Pandemic Protest Prejudice and Politics
Anna Giraldo-Kerr (she, her)
01:39:42
Here is the HBR article Juan mentioned: https://hbr.org/2020/09/how-to-promote-racial-equity-in-the-workplace
cch
01:40:01
And the 5 D’s for Bystanders Intervention
Elena Lau
01:40:07
Will this session be available later on YouTube or Chamber’s website?
CynthiaGanung
01:40:19
from Cynthia Ganung, Needham Human Rights Committee, Needham Diversity Initiative, Wellesley Friends Meeting (Quakers). Congratulations to honorees! Thanks to panelists! What can town/city governments and community boards do to become more anti-racist?
NN Chamber
01:40:50
yes, we'll be sharing recording via email later today
Kristen L. Pope, Pope Productions, Inc.
01:41:22
Congratulations and outstanding, Mayor Spicer!
Brandale Randolph
01:41:24
CHIEF BAKER is also awesome.
Coretta McCarter
01:41:25
Advisory Committee on the Status of Women in Worcester, MAWOCC, Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition, Black Families Together org, in Worcester, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc, Chapter of Framingham, Worcester's YWCA, Girls Inc of Worcester,
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
01:41:42
Calling out Racism: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xgU5IvANZvYzs3GoPpTTYY5NCzlUzXZf/view?usp=sharing
Lisa Braxton
01:41:50
This is a great discussion. Thank you so much!
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
01:42:13
Great work @Mayor Spicer!
Angela Pitter | LiveWire Collaborative, Digital Mktg.
01:42:24
#activeaccomplice
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
01:42:32
Yes…accomplices and co-conspirators!!
NewCity Church
01:42:35
Yes!!
Coretta McCarter
01:42:49
Influence 100 is a program in the state working to gain 100 superintendents of color in the next 5-10 years
STUDIO ENÉE
01:43:29
Yes!!!
Elisif Brandon
01:43:42
More superintendents of color would be awesome! More female superintendents also.
Angela Pitter | LiveWire Collaborative, Digital Mktg.
01:43:45
Love Michael!! 😊
Meenakshi Chhabra
01:43:50
Activists and Accomplices. Yes
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
01:43:54
Calling out racism is about education and awareness…it’s not about shaming
Betsy Boggia, Fairway
01:43:55
Love this! I commit to being an accomplice!
Kristen L. Pope, Pope Productions, Inc.
01:44:06
accomplice > ally — love that!
Coretta McCarter
01:44:09
Michael we see you! We hear you! You have been so helpful with supporting our youth group in Framingham. Our young girls appreciate all you do
Kristen L. Pope, Pope Productions, Inc.
01:44:28
Yes, Michael!
Meenakshi Chhabra
01:44:29
Thank you Michael :)
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
01:44:38
Great Michael!
NewCity Church
01:44:52
Sign me — Im around the corner from the theater!
Kristen L. Pope, Pope Productions, Inc.
01:45:00
Yes @Elisif!
Ritah Nakandi
01:45:06
Great discussion. Thank you Mayor Spicer
Michael Bobbitt | New Repertory Theatre
01:45:07
Thank you EVERYONE! What a great opportunity to share with you.
Anna Giraldo-Kerr (she, her)
01:45:09
Here is the HBR article again: https://hbr.org/2020/09/how-to-promote-racial-equity-in-the-workplace
Eric Turner
01:45:10
I am humbled and honored to be named to this group. Thank you to the Newton-Needham Chamber, Greg, Colette and the members of the selection committee. Also, thanks to the panelists. This has been an excellent event!
Sharon Stout
01:45:42
Congrats ERIC!!!!!!!!
Kristen L. Pope, Pope Productions, Inc.
01:46:15
Thank you for that resource @Charmain!
Angela Pitter | LiveWire Collaborative, Digital Mktg.
01:46:21
Congrats Eric! Very excited to see you on the list!
Melissa Patrick MSW (she/her)
01:46:36
Laura Morgan Roberts offers good information/insight for business leaders!
Saadia Husain Baloch
01:46:39
Congrats @Mohamed Ali!
Gretchen Cook-Anderson
01:46:45
I’m so uplifted and inspired by the words of each of you. Thank you so much! We have to keep one another uplifted as we continue pithing forward!
Anna Giraldo-Kerr (she, her)
01:46:48
Thank you to the Newton-Needham Chamber and to Colette Phillips and the members of the selection committee for a terrific event and initiative. Now let’s get to work! I would love to connect with my fellow honorees. Can the Chamber facilitate this?
Eric Turner
01:46:51
Back at you, Angela! You are the best!
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
01:46:55
That would be fun to meet up!!
Saleha Walsh
01:46:57
Thank you Newton Needham chamber and all panelists - leaving this event hopeful and inspired
Kristen L. Pope, Pope Productions, Inc.
01:47:02
Agreed, to the mix and meet up!
Michael Bobbitt | New Repertory Theatre
01:47:02
Everyone watching - NN Chamber and Get Connect just curated 200 names of board prospects! Get to know them!!!
NN Chamber
01:47:08
Thanks so much to our panelists and everyone here for joining today’s conversation - we hope this is just a start! We want to also recognize and thank the following sponsors for their support of this initiative, publication and event:Presenting sponsor:Prime Automotive GroupGold Sponsor:Direct Federal Credit UnionSilver Sponsors:SharkNinjaThe Village BankNeedham BankBronze Sponsors:Catalyst Ventures DevelopmentEastern BankFidelity BankIDG, Inc.Insource Services, Inc.JP Morgan ChaseNorthland Investment CorporationSupporting Sponsors:Avidia BankBrookline BankCentury BankFairway Independent MortgageLabSharesLasell UniversityMORE AdvertisingFriend Sponsors:Bruce Patz, Associated Payroll & HCMChapman Construction/ Design CompanyNewton Community Development FoundationObbagy ConsultingMedia Sponsor:NBC10 Boston
Gretchen Cook-Anderson
01:47:17
Collette! An event where we can all meet one day “after COVID” would be fantastic!
Alexia Hudson-Ward (She/Her/Hers)
01:47:30
This is an excellent panel discussion and love the metrics-center approach to DEIA!
Gretchen Cook-Anderson
01:47:31
Hope springs eternal. Thank you!
Meenakshi Chhabra
01:47:33
Thank you all
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
01:47:34
Thank you!! Excellent conversation!!
Betsy Boggia, Fairway
01:47:43
So inspired and hopeful-thanks to all!
Meenakshi Chhabra
01:47:45
And thank you Collette!
NN Chamber
01:47:46
We encourage everyone to keep connecting after this meeting. More information about each of our honorees is at nnchamber.com/bpoc
NewCity Church
01:47:47
Such a great disuscussion!
Angela Pitter | LiveWire Collaborative, Digital Mktg.
01:47:55
Yes, need a part 2 of this discussion!
Colette Phillips | CPC and Get Konnected!
01:47:57
Yes we will have an event after COVID
Michael Bobbitt | New Repertory Theatre
01:48:00
Thanks everyone stay in touch michaeljbobbitt@newrep.org 202.251.4209
Kristen L. Pope, Pope Productions, Inc.
01:48:03
This was an excellent conversation! Thank you Colette, And NN Chamber!
League of Women Voters of Newton
01:48:18
This was an inspirational conversation. Thank you to all panelists and Congratulations to all award winners!
Faun Zarge
01:48:18
Thank you so much for this outstanding conversation.
Kristen L. Pope, Pope Productions, Inc.
01:48:25
We love you Latoyia!
Dr. Charmain Jackman, she-her
01:48:27
Thanks Latoyia! Great moderation; Thanks to. The panelists!!
Gretchen Cook-Anderson
01:48:42
Thank you so much, Latoyia!
NN Chamber
01:48:48
Congratulations again to all of our honorees! Thanks to Colette Phillips for your partnership and leadership.
Angela Pitter | LiveWire Collaborative, Digital Mktg.
01:48:51
Yes I echo... Latoyia did a wonderful job.
Joe Walsh
01:48:56
What a motivating discussion! Thank you to everyone who contributed and again, congratulations to all the honorees.
Sharon Stout
01:49:03
Thank you Collette for this !!!!!!
STUDIO ENÉE
01:49:05
Thank you Colette and NN Chamber! Honored to have been one of the awardees and would love to meet everyone when it is safe to do so!
Colette Phillips | CPC and Get Konnected!
01:49:07
Thank you LaToyia
Melissa Patrick MSW (she/her)
01:49:07
Thank you so much each of you panelists and attendees!
Melissa Patrick MSW (she/her)
01:49:33
And congratulations to the other honorees!
Michael Bobbitt | New Repertory Theatre
01:49:33
Thank you Collette, Greg, Tiffany, Todd! I am well fed today!
Myniece Greenidge
01:49:37
This has been so wonderful. Congratulations to all of the honoreesand a special Congratulations from me to @Melissa Patrick and Juan Lopera
Gretchen Cook-Anderson
01:49:42
The NNCC and Colette hit this event out of the park. #Grateful #LetsGo
Daniel N
01:49:55
Thank you all for the insight. And congrats to the recipients.
Glenn Rosengard Banker
01:49:59
Thank you Colette and NN Chamber. Excellent Event. congrats again to the winners!
Angela Pitter | LiveWire Collaborative, Digital Mktg.
01:50:02
thanks