LeadBoston celebrates 30 years of inclusive leadership development


Since 1991, LeadBoston has been building a pipeline of accomplished leaders who are advancing equity and inclusion all over Boston. This year, YW Boston’s signature leadership program is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with the graduating Class of 2021. Over the years, LeadBoston has selected more than 1,000 competitive applicants to participate in this program and gain the knowledge, skills, and network necessary to increase equity within their organizations and communities.

The LeadBoston experience is deeply enriching and unique, ensuring participant diversity with respect to gender, race, ethnicity, and professional background. LeadBoston alums are transforming the City of Boston from within. Check out what some of our alums had to say about the LeadBoston experience, in their own words.

LeadBoston 30 Anniversary Timeline

It is imperative for today’s leaders to be responsive to increased demands for racial equity. As leaders think about diversity, equity, and inclusion, they must understand how their organizations both impact and are influenced by systems. Only with a firm grasp of this context can leaders make decisions that enable their organizations, and the broader city, to thrive.

LeadBoston meets organizations’ demand for more inclusive leadership by equipping mid- to senior-level professionals with the knowledge, skills, and network to propel their leadership, and their organization’s success, forward.

Applications for the LeadBoston Class of 2022 close on November 8, 2021.

Learn more about the program, how to apply, refer a colleague or employee by visiting ywboston.org/leadboston or getting in touch with Rachael McCoy at rachael@ywboston.org.