Program, Policy & Roundtable Events

MassVision2050: Blue Tech & Climate Resilience

April 12, 2022

Hosted in partnership with McKinsey & Company, the inaugural MassVision2050 program explored the global climate challenge and harnessing the power of the ocean to address it with experts from Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), The MITRE Corporation, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), and McKinsey

Featured Experts:

  • Peter de Menocal, President & Director, WHOI
  • Dan Leibholz, Chief Technology Officer, ADI
  • Nick Rotker, Chief BlueTech Strategist, MITRE
  • Rory Clune, Partner, McKinsey & Co.
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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
  • Executive-Level Fireside Chat, moderated by Dr. Greenfield featuring:
    • Aron Ain, Chairman & CEO, UKG
    • Rebecca Schechter, CEO, Optum Behavioral Health at Optum

    Plus, Bonus Q&A Session with 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

Featured Experts:

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

September 23, 2021

The inaugural event for 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
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DEO Initiative Webinar: 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 HR Officer, Waters Corporation
– Kameelah Benjamin-Fuller, Chief Diversity Officer & CSR Leader, PTC
– Andy Youniss, President & CEO, Rocket Software
– Burunda Prince, COO, Russell Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
– Kenya Jacobs, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Trane Technologies

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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 HR Officer, Waters Corporation
  • Victoria Budson, SVP & Global Head of DE&I, Bain Capital
  • Kaelyn Phillips, Director of Global Talent Development, Monster
  • Justin Pinchback, Chief Revenue Officer, ZRG Partners
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
– Rob Ruffin, Bain & Company

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Future of Work After COVID-19

March 26, 2021

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


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

March 8, 2021

Episode 1: The Changing New England Economy



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

December 3, 2020

Co-hosted by McKinsey & Company, reacHIRE, & PTC

– Key Findings & Themes from the Women in the Workplace 2020 Report: Presented by McKinsey’s Megan Greenfield
– 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