The Professionals of Color Career Summit (POC) is a one-of-a-kind engagement providing world-class professional insights and career connections for Greater Boston’s diverse workforce. POC connects mid-level and executive professionals with industry-leading inclusive organizations.

Cultivate your career at POC!


WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 201910:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. 

WHERE: The Boston Marriott Copley Place, 4th Floor – Salon H 110 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116  

DRESS CODE: Business Attire

REGISTER:   RSVP Today

 

To review company profiles, click logos
at the bottom of the page.

Exhibitor Packages

PARTNER BENEFITS

Diversity Champion

  • One (1) Exhibitor Booth – Priority Placement
  • Send up to three (3) company representatives to attend the booth*
  • Company brand & logo featured in event marketing, social media, and e-newsletters
  • Listed as a “Diversity Champion” on ColorMagazine.com PoC event page
    • Listing includes:
      • A 400-word profile published on our website
      • A direct link to your career opportunities webpage
  • Social Media Spotlight highlighting your company’s job offerings
  • A dedicated full-page spread in our printed program book
    • Includes:
      • Company Logo
      • 400-word profile

*for each representative exceeding a total of three (3) there is an additional $100 charge

Diversity Advocate

  • One (1) Exhibitor Booth
  • Send up to two (2) company representatives to attend the booth*
  • Company brand & logo featured in event marketing, social media, and e-newsletters  
  • Listed as a “Diversity Advocate” on ColorMagazine.com
    • Listing includes:
      • A published 200-word profile on our website.
  • A dedicated half-page spread in our printed program book
    • Includes:
      • Company Logo
      • 200-word profile

*For each representative exceeding a total of Two (2) there is an additional $100 charge

The Case for D&I

Why is diversity so necessary in today’s workforce?

  1. According to Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter (2016) published by The Harvard Business Review, diverse teams tend to challenge each other ideas and gain greater insights and breakthroughs for their businesses.
  2. According to the Diversity Matters Report (2015), ethnically diverse companies earn 35% higher profits; gender-diverse companies account for a 15% increase in revenues.
  3. Diverse staffs bring a wealth of unique cultural perspectives to facilitate innovation and cross-cultural connections.
  4. For an in-depth look at Diversity and Inclusion stats within corporate America check out Mckinsey & Company’s Delivering Through Diversity report (2018).

Agenda

10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. - Registration and Networking

11:00 A.M. 11:30 A.M. - Opening Remarks and Keynote Speaker

kimdukesKeynote Speaker: Kim Dukes 

Diversity and Inclusion Talent Strategist, Human Resources — Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Bio Feature Article

 

alex_zapata_headshot2019_croppEmcee: Alexander Zapata

Vice President, Cash Management Relationship Manager — Northern Bank

Bio

 

 

11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. - Executive Panel Discussion

darla_degraceExecutive Panel Moderator: Darla Pires DeGrace

Senior Recruiter — Reebok

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategist — DeGrace Group

Bio Feature Article

margaritapolanco Executive Panelist: Margarita Polanco 

Trade Partner, Diversity Officer — Suffolk Construction 

Bio Feature Article

 

taraspannExecutive Panelist: Tara Spann

Head of Diversity & Inclusion — Eversource Energy

Bio Feature Article

 

12:30 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. - Career Connections & Company Spotlight Sessions

Company Spotlight Session: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

12:30 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.

XXXXXXXXXXX  Company Profile


Company Spotlight Session: Eversource Energy

1:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.

XXXXXXXXXXX Company Profile

 

1:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. - Networking

Diversity Champion Partners

Diversity Advocate Partners

Want Another Way to Support D&I?

Advertise in Color Magazine’s PoC Program Book!

Contact our Event Manager Evelyn Brito to download our media kit and have your company’s commitment to D&I showcased included in the next Print Edition of Color Magazine.