Program, Policy & Roundtable Events

Black Representation & Equity Initiative Webinar – Reaching & Attracting Diverse Candidates

July 20, 2021

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

Featuring:

  • 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

Featuring:

  • 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 4: The Employer’s Role in Vaccinations  

May 7, 2021

Featuring:

  • Tara Azimi, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Liam O’Connell, Co-Managing Partner; Chair, Labor, Employment and Benefits practice group; Executive Committee / Boston, Nutter McClennen & Fish
  • Jennifer Fay, Partner, Goodwin Procter
  • Amanda Marie Baer, Partner, Mirick O’Connell
Future of Work After COVID-19

Episode 3: The Changing Landscape: COVID-19 Impacts Commercial Real Estate

April 2, 2021

Featuring:

  • Ron Perry, Principal, Avison Young
  • Nick Dhimitri, National VP External Affairs, Suffolk Construction
  • Angela Iannuzzi, Property Manager, National Development
  • Brian Vickery, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Chris Anderson, President, Mass. High Tech Council
Future of Work After COVID-19

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

March 26, 2021

Featuring:

  • 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 

Featuring:

  • 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

Featuring:

  • 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

Featuring:

  • 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

September 16, 2020

Featuring:

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

September 22, 2020

Featuring:

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

September 23, 2020

Featuring:

  • 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

Featuring:

  • 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
COVID-19 Recovery & Return to the Workplace Roundtables
Prior Women in Leadership Initiative Events

Leaders of Massachusetts’ Innovation Economy

Leaders of Massachusetts’ innovation economy have much to accomplish in the next few years.

The Council distinguishes itself by specializing in complex, multi-year public policy strategies in support of conditions that protect and enhance the resiliency and long-term strength of the Massachusetts economy.

Learn more, contact Chris Anderson.

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