YW Boston’s President and CEO Beth Chandler selected to be part of Governor Maura Healey’s Advisory Council on Black Empowerment

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BOSTON — Governor Maura T. Healey signed an executive order this week establishing the Governor’s Advisory Council on Black Empowerment and appointed more than 30 Black leaders from across the state to serve on it. One of those leaders includes YW Boston President and CEO, Beth Chandler.

“I was honored to be asked to serve on the Governor’s Advisory Council of Black Empowerment. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor shared a vision of hope and prosperity for all in Massuchusetts,” Beth said. “I am excited to work with this outstanding group of Black leaders from across the Commonwealth to ensure that their vision translates into meaningful gains for Black residents in Massachusetts.”

This Council will advise Governor Healey and Lieutenant Governor Driscoll on issues related to the economic prosperity and wellbeing of Massachusetts’ Black community, including education, health care, housing and workforce development. 

“Massachusetts’ Black residents make tremendous contributions to our state, but far too often they face systemic barriers that hold them back from opportunity. Our administration is committed to bringing people together and centering equity in all that we do, and that requires ensuring that those who are most impacted by our policy have a seat at the decision-making table,” said Governor Healey. “We look forward to working closely with our Advisory Council on Black Empowerment to explore how we can best support our Black community, reduce inequities and expand opportunity for all.” 

“Centuries of systemic racism in this country have fueled lasting inequities across all realms of society, but our Black community is resilient,” said Lieutenant Governor Driscoll. “Governor Healey and I are committed to not only listening to leaders in the Black community about the work that needs to be done to increase opportunity, but also acting on their recommendations to create real change.” 

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