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“… an ethnic rainbow of Boston’s business community.
These events … serve as an instant 
friendly corporate pass
to make business contacts.”
The Boston Globe

Launched in March 2008, Get Konnected! is the brainchild of Colette A. M. Phillips, President and CEO of Colette Phillips Communications, Inc. and creator of Kaleidoscope, Boston’s first comprehensive multicultural resource guide.  Colette brings her platform to new heights as she champions diversity through extensive public relations.

Get Konnected! is Boston’s premiere bi-monthly networking event that brings together urban and international professionals, business executives, and entrepreneurs from various cultures. Its goal is to enrich professional development and forge new business and social relationships, making Boston a more diverse and inclusive city. These bi-monthly events provide exposure to a broad spectrum of ideas and validate the contributions people of diverse cultural backgrounds are making to world.

WCVB TV 5 Chronicle featured Get Konnected and stated that it is “Boston’s Most Colorful Networking Event”.

In March, 2014, over 500 people celebrated Get Konnected’s! sixth anniversary by honoring 12 distinguished Boston leaders as Diversity Game Changers: White Men Who Can Jump!”  

Honorees:

  • Dean Barry Bluestone, Director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban Studies at Northeastern University
  • Robert RiversPresident and COO of Eastern Bank
  • Eric Rosengren, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Dr. Peter Slavin, President and CEO Massachusetts General Hospital
  • James Geraghty, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
  • Rob Leikind, Executive Director, American Jewish Committee
  • Martin J. Walsh, Mayor of Boston
  • Steve Grossman, Massachusetts State Treasurer
  • James Rooney, Executive Director Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
  • Alan Khazei, President & CEO Be The Change and Adjunct Professor Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • John Henry, Principal Owner of The Red Sox and Owner of the Boston Globe
  • Larry Lucchino, President & CEO Boston Red Sox