LeadBoston credited in BBJ as initiative to overcome racism


LeadBoston, YW Boston’s executive leadership program for socially responsible leaders, was credited in a Boston Business Journal Editorial as an initiative to overcome racial insensitivity in Boston. Doug Banks, the Editor of the BBJ, is a LeadBoston alum. Read the editorial online here.

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Given the infamous riots of the 1970s over the desegregation of the Boston schools, our city’s residents and leaders have had to work harder than those in other urban areas for the past half-century to overcome a reputation for being racially insensitive. And we have done so, through such initiatives as LeadBoston, begun by the former Boston Center for Community and Justice and continued today by YWCA Boston; the Center for Collaborative Leadership at UMass Boston, started in 2001; or the more recent efforts to foster small business at the 2-year-old Roxbury Innovation Center.