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.
Founded as a social impact venture, the mission of Get Konnected is to curate meaningful business and social connections, enrich professional development, facilitate business and career opportunities, and forge positive cross-cultural relationships.
Our programs – including in-person and virtual events, career resources, and the GK Market – unleash the power of inclusion, curate cross-cultural business connections, foster career advancement, and facilitate access to opportunity for women and people of color.
GK! Market Amplifying brands in Boston and beyond to fuel small business growth and increase their bottom line.
GK! Network Named Boston’s Best Business Networking Group by Boston Magazine. Our cross-cultural events create meaningful business and social connections.
GK! Fund Facilitating access to capital, mentorship, and opportunity for underrepresented startup founders in tech and innovation.
GK Execu-Search A dedicated team of executive recruiters who focus on helping top companies and nonprofits diversify their senior leadership roles with our exclusive network of high impact professionals of color.
GK! Job Hub Looking for a new opportunity? Find your dream job with well-known companies in Boston and beyond.
CEO and Founder, Get Konnected!
Co-Founder and President, The GK Fund
Colette is the President and CEO of Colette Phillips Communications and Founder of Get Konnected! She is an expert in strategy and transformation who is frequently consulted by corporations and Fortune 500 companies helping to establish healthy, inclusive working environments. She has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Boston Business Journal and was named in 2020 among Boston Magazine's 100 Most Influential People. She serves as a trustee to Massachusetts General Hospital and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Jewish Committee, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and Eastern Bank. She holds a BS and MS from Emerson College and a Honorary Doctorate from Mount Ida College.