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Article by Boston Magazine regarding Boston Magazine's 100 Most Influential Bostonians: List of GK! Honorees

Boston Magazine's 100 Most Influential Bostonians: List of GK! Honorees

By Boston Magazine / May 19, 2021
Article by NewTV regarding Innovation Showcase: Get Konnected!

Innovation Showcase: Get Konnected!

By NewTV / May 12, 2021
Article by NECN regarding Whats Included in Boston All-Inclusive?

Whats Included in Boston All-Inclusive?

By NECN / April 30, 2021
Article by Boston Business Journal regarding Op-ed: Celebrate the contributions of Black women

Op-ed: Celebrate the contributions of Black women

By Boston Business Journal / April 15, 2021
Article by Boston Globe regarding What antiracist allies can do to meet this moment

What antiracist allies can do to meet this moment

By Boston Globe / April 12, 2021
Article by El Mundo Boston regarding All Inclusive Boston Promotes a Diverse City

All Inclusive Boston Promotes a Diverse City

By El Mundo Boston / April 07, 2021
Article by WHDH Channel 7 News regarding New Boston Tourism Campaign Promotes Diversity in the City

New Boston Tourism Campaign Promotes Diversity in the City

By WHDH Channel 7 News / April 05, 2021
Article by The Boston Globe regarding Can Boston’s new ‘All Inclusive’ tourism campaign help change its racist image?

Can Boston’s new ‘All Inclusive’ tourism campaign help change its racist image?

By The Boston Globe / April 05, 2021
Article by Caught in Southie regarding Mayor Janey Promotes Equitable Recovery From Covid-19 with All Inclusive Campaign

Mayor Janey Promotes Equitable Recovery From Covid-19 with All Inclusive Campaign

By Caught in Southie / April 05, 2021
Article by Boston Business Journal regarding Boston launches new ad campaign to draw tourists to neighborhoods

Boston launches new ad campaign to draw tourists to neighborhoods

By Boston Business Journal / April 05, 2021
Article by Boston Business Journal regarding Closing the Gap

Closing the Gap

By Boston Business Journal / March 25, 2021
Article by Boston Business Journal regarding Panel: Diverse Leadership Matters as Boston Deals with Racist Reputation

Panel: Diverse Leadership Matters as Boston Deals with Racist Reputation

By Boston Business Journal / March 25, 2021
Article by GBH regarding Get Konnected! Celebrates the 50 Most Influential People of Color in Higher Education (Virtual)

Get Konnected! Celebrates the 50 Most Influential People of Color in Higher Education (Virtual)

By GBH / March 25, 2021
Article by Boston Business Journal regarding Five Things You Need to Know Today, and Who’s Making an Impact

Five Things You Need to Know Today, and Who’s Making an Impact

By Boston Business Journal / March 23, 2021
Article by Boston Magazine regarding Get Konnected! Announces List of Most Impactful Black Women in Boston

Get Konnected! Announces List of Most Impactful Black Women in Boston

By Boston Magazine / March 23, 2021
Article by Boston Magazine regarding Short Term Predictions for Boston’s New Normal

Short Term Predictions for Boston’s New Normal

By Boston Magazine / March 20, 2021
Article by WCVB regarding CityLine: Impactful Black Women in Boston

CityLine: Impactful Black Women in Boston

By WCVB / March 14, 2021
Article by Mass Challenge regarding MassChallenge, GK! Fund Create Innovation Pipeline for Startups

MassChallenge, GK! Fund Create Innovation Pipeline for Startups

By Mass Challenge / February 23, 2021
NBC Boston Get Konnected Helps Small Businesses

Get Konnected' to Help Small Businesses This Season

By NBC 10 Boston / December 8, 2020
WCVB: CityLine: Sunday Nov. 29th

WCVB CityLine: Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020: Colette Phillips

WCVB - ABC News / November 29, 2020
Boston Magazine: A New Digital Marketplace is Here

Boston Magazine: A New Digital Marketplace is Here

Boston Magazine / November 20, 2020
Boston Business Journal: Looking for a minority-owned vendor? There's a new platform for that

Looking for a minority-owned vendor? There's a new platform for that

Boston Business Journal / November 18, 2020
Boston Globe: Free digital marketplace to promote businesses owned by people of color

Free digital marketplace to promote businesses owned by people of color

Boston Globe / November 16, 2020
Boston Globe: These people of color are some of the most influential leaders in Boston's suburbs

These people of color are some of the most influential leaders in Boston's suburbs

Boston Globe / November 12, 2020
Boston Magazine 2020 Power List

Get Konnected! In the News

By Get Konnected! / Last Updated: December 8, 2020

Coverage of Get Konnected! news and events from The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Boston Business Journal, and more.

Cross-Cultural Meeting

Five Cross-Cultural Etiquette Tips for Doing Business in Boston

By Colette Phillips / July 20, 2020

Boston is considered one of the most culturally, ethnically and racially diverse cities in the United States. Thanks to its status as a center for innovation in technology, healthcare, academia, and culture, Boston continues to draw people from all ethnicities and all points of the globe. The richness and influence of the city’s immigrant population, therefore, makes it imperative to understand the protocol and etiquette of cross- cultural interactions and social and business networking.

BLM Protest

7 Steps For Becoming An Anti-Racism Advocate

By Colette Phillips / June 26, 2020

In the midst of this very painful moment for America, one of the few bright spots has been the large majorities of people across racial and ethnic lines supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. According to the Pew Research Center, two-thirds of Americans say they support the movement—and 7-in-10 report having had conversations about race in the last month. Even better is that in my own conversations, I’ve found a lot of white people want to help — they’re just not sure where to begin.

Bob Rivers, Eastern Bank CEO

Get to Know: Bob Rivers, Chair and CEO of Eastern Bank

By Get Konnected / November 19, 2018

As Chair and CEO of Eastern Bank, Bob Rivers strives to improve opportunities for individuals in the Boston community—beginning within his own company. Under his leadership, Eastern’s board has increased to over 50 percent women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community.

Tom Croswell and Colette Phillips

Get to Know: Tom Croswell, President & CEO of Tufts Health Plan

By Get Konnected / October 24, 2018

For GK Mentor Tom Croswell, he described coming to work in Boston as “an opportunity to come back home.” A native of Maine, Croswell attended high school in Boston and currently leads one of Get Konnected!’s sponsors, Tufts Health Plan.

Leverett Wing and Colette Phillips

Get to Know: Leverett Wing, Executive Director at Commonwealth Seminar

By Get Konnected / September 7, 2018

For GK Mentor Leverett Wing, the city of Boston is a familiar stomping ground. Wing, who was born and raised in Boston, almost found himself in Chicago or New York for law school. However, a mentor persuaded him in the direction of public policy—something that would change the course of his professional career.

Betty Francisco, General Counsel at Compass Working Capital

Get to Know: Betty Francisco, General Counsel at Compass Working Capital

By Get Konnected / August 13, 2018

For GK Mentor Leverett Wing, the city of Boston is a familiar stomping ground. Wing, who was born and raised in Boston, almost found himself in Chicago or New York for law school. However, a mentor persuaded him in the direction of public policy—something that would change the course of his professional career.

The Power of Get Konnected

By Get Konnected / August 12, 2015

Your network is indeed your net worth. It is essential to have the right contacts in today’s business world: Get Konnected! proves to be a powerful conduit for truly making konnections that matter. It is an informal business gathering of over 200 professionals that bond over diversity, business connections and career advancement.

Get Konnected Holiday Event

Leaders Know Who They Are

By Get Konnected / February 23, 2015

“Ya gots to remember who you are,” says Miss Essie, a character in my one-act play. “so you don’t get confused when some fool tries to tell you who you are.” I love Miss Essie. She is everything I want to be when I grow up. She has seen it all, smiled and offered her blessings. She is undisturbed by chaos, trouble and contention, because she remembers who she is. Miss Essie has never worked in a large corporation but she understands the importance of identity.

Non Profit F.A.M.I.L.Y. Movement Benefits from Get Konnected! Events

By Get Konnected / January 6, 2015

LatankaIn 2010, Lakenya Rivers created F.A.M.I.L.Y. Movement, a non-profit organization committed to stabilizing and empowering families in transitional living by mentoring and teaching self-worth and family values.

For Sponsors GetKonnected! is an Effective Branding, Consumer Engagement, and HR Diversity Platform

By Get Konnected / January 6, 2015

With the fast changing and growing culturally diverse demographics in Massachusetts, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, (BCBSMA), recognized the competitive advantage in increasing its market share and bottom line by targeting African Americans and Latinos.

Eastern Bank’s Bob Rivers Walks his Talk

By Get Konnected / January 6, 2015

There are many CEO’s who talk diversity and inclusion but Bob Rivers does more, he walks it. As President of Eastern Bank, Bob regularly attends Get Konnected! and calls it one of the most important networking events in Boston for business leaders seeking to connect with diverse professionals, business executives, entrepreneurs and non-profits.

The Art of Schmoozing

The Art of Schmoozing

By Get Konnected / July 21, 2014

Ask any successful person and they will tell you that networking is a key element in moving one’s career forward. As someone who has been referred to as a “veteran networker,” here are some helpful tips on the Art of Schmoozing and Successful Networking and how to use networking to enhance and grow your professional and business network.

Multiculturalism: Good for the Bottomline and Your Gateway to Global Markets

By Get Konnected / July 21, 2014

In today’s highly competitive, volatile global marketplace, the most recent census figures offer compelling evidence that U.S. corporations, in their aggressive pursuit of overseas markets for their products and services, may be overlooking a multicultural consumer market gold mine in their own backyards.

Creating a New Normal: White Men at the Diversity Table

By Get Konnected / July 21, 2014

Against the backdrop of today’s highly competitive and fast changing global marketplace coupled with America’s changing demographics, diversity and inclusion should be viewed not solely as a moral imperative, but from a perspective of enlightened self-interest and profitability. Because White men are the majority decision makers in the “C” suites and centers of influence in the private and public sectors, they cannot and should not be excluded from the diversity and inclusion equation.

Get Konnected! Honors 12 Boston Leaders As “Diversity Game Changers: White Men Who Can Jump!”

By Get Konnected / March 20, 2014

More than 500 professionals, business leaders and executives will gather at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on Tuesday, March 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to honor 12 outstanding diversity game changers in the city of Boston from the fields of Academia, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Mentoring, Non-profit, Politics, Public Sector, Social Innovation and Sports.

GetKonnected! Kicks off the Holidays at the Taj Boston

By Get Konnected / November 8, 2013

More than 200 business executives, professionals and entrepreneurs of diverse cultures and across multiple industries and sectors will attend Get Konnected! on Tuesday, November 29th at the Taj Boston (15 Arlington St., Boston) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. This month’s event kicks off the holiday season with two special guests – former Senior Advisor and COO of the Obama ‘08 Campaign Betsy Myers, author of a new book on leadership called Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You and Juliette Mayers author of another new book, A Black Woman’s Guide to Networking: Advance Your Career. Grow Your Business!

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