CEO (virtual) Breakfast: Strategies to turn Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Conversations into Action

  • December 01, 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Zoom (link provided in confirmation email)


Registration is closed

As business leaders, we strive to build inclusive, conscious companies that are connected to our communities. Right now, the world is at an inflection point: consciousness and conversation about structural racism is gaining momentum in the mainstream, and we have the opportunity to turn that into meaningful, organized action.

While many are initiating and leading productive dialogue within their organizations, we often receive requests for insight, guidance, and practical tools to make a greater impact—within companies and in the broader community. Join Beth Chandler, President and CEO at YW Boston, and Corey Thomas, Chairman and CEO of Rapid7, for a conversation hosted by Conscious Capitalism Boston. These business and cultural leaders will share their experiences on how their organizations have gone—and are going—about diversity, equity, and inclusion work. You’ll hear about their initiatives, challenges, and future hopes, and leave with their best advice and tools to start turning your conversations into actions.

Event Agenda:

    Welcome ~ 5 minutes

    Speakers ~ 45 minutes

    Question and Answers ~ 15 minutes

    Breakout rooms for networking and discussion ~ 20 minutes

    Closing ~ 5 minutes

While we love participation at all levels of organizations for the majority of our events, this breakfast is reserved for those in CEO and President roles. Therefore, Conscious Capitalism Boston will confirm your registration upon verification of your role. Thank you for your understanding. 

About the Presenters

Beth Chandler, President & CEO of YW Boston

Beth Chandler joined YW Boston in November 2012, with more than 20 years of experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. In August 2018, she was appointed President & CEO. Her breadth of work experience encompasses program development, delivery and evaluation, business development, and operations.

Prior to working at YW Boston, Beth served as vice president at the Achievement Network, a national non-profit dedicated to helping urban public and charter schools close the achievement gap.

Beth also held positions at Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, the largest funding source for civil legal aid programs in the Commonwealth and Neighborworks America, one of the country’s preeminent leaders in affordable housing and community development.

Beth also worked as a corporate banking associate with Bank of America in corporate banking and began her career as a research and evaluation analyst with the Urban Institute.

Currently, Beth serves on the Eastern Bank Board of Advisors, The Museum of Fine Arts Board of Advisors, TSNE-MissionWorks Board of Directors, the Women’s Workforce Advisory Council and the Leadership Circle of Hope Central Church.

A former professional basketball player, Beth received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Corey Thomas, Chairman & CEO of Rapid7

Corey Thomas is the CEO of Rapid7, as well as Chairman of its board of directors. In 2018, he was elected to the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) board of directors and the Massachusetts Cybersecurity Strategy Council. He also serves on the board of directors for LPL Financial, as well as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, sitting on its audit and health care quality and affordability committees. He previously served on the U.S. Commerce Department's Digital Economy Board of Advisors.

Corey has extensive experience leading technology companies to the next stage of growth and innovation. Prior to joining Rapid7, Corey was VP of marketing at Parallels, Inc., a virtualization technology company; group project manager of the Microsoft Server and Tools division, steering product planning for Microsoft’s data platform; and a consultant at Deloitte Consulting. Corey received a B.E. in electrical engineering and computer science from Vanderbilt University and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

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