Finding Diversity In Boston's Upper Ranks

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A list released today of "Boston's 100 Most Influential People Of Color," or the Get Konnected 100, is trying to change how Boston thinks about diversity. It's the brainchild of Colette Phillips, president and CEO of Colette Phillips Communications.

From academia to health and human services, the list counts both prominent and lesser known minorities among its ranks. But the most interesting part of this report is not what's printed on the page — it's what it says about our city.

Why does Boston needs a list of prominent minorities? Why don't we see more people of color in the mainstream power rankings?


J. Keith Motley, chancellor of University of Massachusetts Boston, which tweets @UMassBoston.


The Boston Globe: Meet 100 Of Boston’s Most Influential Minorities

  • "To come up with the list, Phillips tapped about 30 people in business and civic roles to suggest names. In all, more than 500 individuals were nominated."

This segment aired on March 30, 2016.


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