NNMW 50 Most Influential Business People of Color



Businesses and institutions in our communities have more diversity than in any other time in history. Yet the richness and influence of this diversity has mostly gone unnoticed and is not as widely celebrated and appreciated as it should be.

That’s why the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber is partnering with Colette Phillips Communications and Get Konnected! to publish a list of the Newton-Needham MetroWest 50 Most Influential Business People of Color.

Our goal is to showcase the individuals and employers who are making a positive contribution to the economic and social fabric of our west suburban businesses and nonprofits.

We also want it to be a way to start a conversation about where we fall short and how we can do even better.

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To qualify, nominees must work and/or sit on a board for a business or nonprofit that is physically located in Newton, Needham, Watertown, Waltham, Wellesley, Natick or Framingham.

Nominations close on Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. The nomination form can be found here. Unlimited nominations welcome. 

The final list will be published this fall. There will also be a virtual event to celebrate the honorees and the region’s diversity.



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If your company is interested in partnering with us by sponsoring the 50 Influential People of Color in Greater Boston’s Western Suburbs list contact Lise Elcock.

The Get Konnected! 50 Most Influential People of Color in Business list will be published in the fall of 2020.

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