Program, Policy & Roundtable Events

Women in the Workplace: Bold Steps to Address Burnout & the Broken Rung

December 1, 2021

Co-hosted by PTC and McKinsey & Co., with support from content partners reacHIRE and Bentley University, and sponsors Azenta Life Sciences, MilliporeSigma, and Onto Innovation


  • Opening Remarks from Catherine Kniker, Chief Strategy Officer & EVP, PTC
  • Key Findings and Themes from the Women in the Workplace 2021 Report: Presented by Megan Greenfield, Ph.D., Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Executive-Level Fireside Chat, moderated by Dr. Greenfield featuring:
    • Aron Ain, Chairman & CEO, UKG
    • Rebecca Schechter, CEO, Optum Behavioral Health at Optum
  • Bonus Q&A Session with the featured speakers
Women in Leadership Fireside Chat: How to Engage Women & Turn the “Great Resignation” into the “Great Retention”

October 7, 2021

Co-hosted by reacHIRE, 2021 Annual Women in Leadership (WIL) Sponsor PTC, and Knowledge Partner McKinsey & Company.


  • Heather Bender, Vice President of Talent, iRobot
  • Sharra Owens-Schwartz, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Senior Director, Rocket Software
  • Addie Swartz, CEO, reacHIRE
The School Series, Featuring Lawrence Catholic Academy (LCA)

September 23, 2021

The inaugural event for MHTC’s new DEO Initiative, The School Series, highlighted Lawrence Catholic Academy, a Pre-K (Age 3) through Grade 8 Elementary School in Lawrence, Massachusetts.


  • Father Paul B. O’Brien, Pastor, St. Patrick Parish; Co-Founder, LCA
  • Katie Everett, Executive Director, the Lynch Foundation
  • Hosffman Ospino, Ph.D., Professor of Hispanic Ministry & Religious Education; Chair, Department of Religious Education & Pastoral Ministry, Boston College
  • Guadalupe Ospino, Hispanic Apostolate Coordinator, St. Patrick Parish
  • Nathalie Garcia, LCA Alum; University of Notre Dame Student
DEO Initiative Virtual Event: A Systematic Approach to Talent Management for Women & URMs

September 9, 2021

A Combined BRE and WIL program, co-hosted by 2021 WIL Sponsor PTC, Knowledge Partner McKinsey & Company, 2021 BRE Sponsor Waters Corporation, & Strategic Partner Bain & Company


  • Belinda Hyde, Ph.D., SVP, & Chief Human Resources Officer, Waters Corporation
  • Kameelah Benjamin-Fuller, Chief Diversity Officer & CSR Leader, PTC
  • Andy Youniss, President & CEO, Rocket Software
  • Burunda Prince, Chief Operating Officer, Russell Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Kenya Jacobs, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Trane Technologies
Black Representation & Equity Initiative Webinar – Reaching & Attracting Diverse Candidates

July 20, 2021

Hosted in partnership with 2021 BRE Sponsor Waters Corporation & Strategic Partner Bain & Company


  • Belinda Hyde, Ph.D., SVP, & Chief Human Resources Officer, Waters Corporation
  • Victoria Budson, SVP & Global Head of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Bain Capital
  • Kaelyn Phillips, Director of Global Talent Development, Monster Worldwide
  • Justin Pinchback, Chief Revenue Officer, ZRG Partners, LLC
Black Representation & Equity Initiative Roundtable – Jumpstarting Your DEO Journey

April 8, 2021

Co-hosted with 2021 Annual BRE Sponsor Waters Corporation & Strategic Partner Bain & Company


  • Stephen Denny, Putnam Investments
  • Jean-Charles Wirth, MilliporeSigma
  • Peter Kim, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Moderated by Rob Ruffin from Bain & Company

Future of Work After COVID-19

Episode 2: Hybrid Work Models: Overview of Key Solutions for Employers

March 26, 2021


  • Brian Vickery, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Dave Almeda, Chief People Officer, UKG
  • Lisa Britt, Chief Human Resources Officer, ThermoFisher
  • Kerry Field, Vice President- Global Talent, Analog Devices
Future of Work After COVID-19

Episode 1: The Changing New England Economy

March 8, 2021 


  • Mike Kennealy, Secretary of Economic Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Mekala Krishnan, Partner, McKinsey & Company/McKinsey Global Institute
  • Chris Anderson, President, Mass. High Tech Council
Women in the Workplace 2020: A Critical Crossroads

December 3, 2020

Co-hosted by: The Women in Leadership Initiative, McKinsey & Co, reacHIRE & PTC


  • Key Findings & Themes from the Women in the Workplace 2020 ReportPresented by Megan Greenfield, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Building Blocks To Success: Remarks from Ann Klee, Executive Vice President of Business Development, Suffolk Construction
  • Deterring the Downshift: An executive-level discussion led by Addie Swartz, CEO of reacHIRE with panelists:
    • Scott Couto, EVP & Head of North America, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
    • Kristen Robinson Darcy, Chief Operating Officer, Fidelity Charitable
    • Jennifer Reilly, Chief Human Resources Officer, MKS Instruments
    • Jane Steinmetz, Boston Office Managing Principal, EY
Diversity, Equity & Opportunity Initiative Roundtable

September 10, 2020


  • Duwain Pinder, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company and co-author of the “The Economic Impact of Closing the Racial Wealth Gap.”
  • William “Mo” Cowan, President – Global Government Affairs, Policy and Developed Markets; Leader, Boston Development and Operations, General Electric
Diversity, Equity & Opportunity Initiative Roundtable: Amplifying Employer Practices

September 16, 2020


  • Melanie Goins, General Counsel,
  • Vanessa Spatafora, Sr. Program Manager-Inclusion, Equity & Belonging, DraftKings
  • KeyAnna Schmiedl, Global Head-Culture & Inclusion, Wayfair
Diversity, Equity & Opportunity Initiative Roundtable

September 22, 2020


  • Wendy John, Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Fidelity Investments
  • Christina Luconi, Chief People Officer, Rapid7
Women in Leadership Roundtable

September 23, 2020


  • Jim Heppelmann, President and CEO, PTC
  • Kathleen Mitford, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, PTC
  • Stephen Denny, Head of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, Putnam Investments
  • Nellie Borrero, Managing Director-Senior Global Inclusion & Diversity Lead, Accenture

Virtual: Hosted by PTC

Diversity, Equity & Opportunity Initiative Roundtable

September 30, 2020


  • Rob Ruffin, Expert Vice President, Bain & Co.
  • Stephen Denny, Head of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, Putnam Investments
  • Clara Reynolds, Chief People Officer, Associate Vice Chancellor, Equal Opportunity & Outreach, UMASS Lowell
Prior COVID-19 Recovery & Return to the Workplace Roundtables
Prior Women in Leadership Initiative Events

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