Alumni Breakfast and Leadership Commitment Presentations

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Program Day

Date: Wednesday, November 9
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Burns and Levinson, 125 High Street, Boston, MA 02110
Room: Terrace Room


Our objectives are to…

  • Objective #1: Develop a shared understanding of key concepts in organizational change and diversity, equity, and inclusion for creating an inclusive workplace.
  • Objective #2: Become familiar with tools to complete root cause analyses of systemic inequities, and practice a root cause analysis of DEI challenges within your or a peer’s workplace.
  • Objective #3: With classmates, begin considering equity-related challenge areas and possible projects.
  • Objective #4: Consider opportunities to impact inequities at your workplace.


  • 9:00 am – 10:20 am Breakfast Alumni Panel
  • 10:30 am – 11:15 am Joining the Alumni Community Lunch
  • 11:15 am – October Leadership Commitment Prep Group
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch
  • 12:45 pm – 5 pm – LC Presentations

Alumni Panel Speakers

Dune Thorne ’08, CTFA, Chief Strategy Officer, Brown Advisory

Dune Thorne is a Partner at Brown Advisory where she serves on the Executive Committee & is the Chief Strategy officer for the Private Client and Endowment & Foundation Business. Brown Advisory is an investment advisory firm that manages over $140B for institutions and families from fourteen offices globally. Her work focuses on sustainable and impact investing, diversity and inclusion and the intersection between investing and philanthropy.

In 2010 she founded Invest in Girls, a non-profit focused on financial literacy for under-represented high-school girls that works with over 5,000 girls across the country and is continuing to grow and expand through its combination with The Council for Economic Education.

Dune has been honored with numerous awards, including Top 50 Women Leaders of Massachusetts, 2022, EV Kids Youth Champion Award, 2018, World Economic Forum’ Young Global Leader, 2013, Advisor One’s Top 50 Women in Wealth, 2011, and Boston Business Journal’s Emerging Leader 2011. A frequent speaker, radio and television interviewee, Dune authored her own TEDx talk, “Jump to the New S Curve: Unleash the Power of Inclusion” and been quoted in financial journals as well as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and

Dune attended Harvard Business School where she received an MBA and was the recipient of a Summer Social Enterprise Fellowship in 2003. She holds a BA from Dartmouth College in Economics where she was captain of the nationally ranked Women’s Lacrosse team and received All-Ivy Academic Honors. She is a graduate of the Boston Center for Community & Justice Lead Boston Program, the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Leadership in Energy Innovation and Environmental Consideration at Princeton University.

Ms. Thorne has three children and her personal passions are running, skiing, traveling, being outside and active with her family and doing everything she can to help us build a more equitable and just society.

 Harry Harding ’21, VP of innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Children’s Services of Roxbury

Harry Harding is an experienced non-profit leader, facilitator and writer who has worked in several capacities with youth and families for two decades in the Boston community and surrounding areas. He is the Vice President of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships at Children’s Services of Roxbury (CSR), a social services non-profit in Boston that serves more than 6,000 individuals across Massachusetts annually. Harry oversees CSR’s longest running youth development program, Youth & Police in Partnership (YPP) and leads a connection with Boston Neighborhood News (BNN) to produce two radio broadcasts RoxTalks Radio and the V.I.P Show. He shares his community expertise as an active board member for Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative and the Caribbean Foundation of Boston. A 2021 Lead Boston alum, Harry served as a coach for first-year MBA students at Harvard Business School in 2019 and is currently an instructor at Harvard Extension School, teaching a graduate-level course in non-profit leadership and community engagement. With more than 1,000 hours of instruction logged, Harry specializes in facilitating dialogues on anti-racism, and topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging (DEIB). In 2022, Harry formed his own consulting firm, LeaderFULL Life Works, LLC to support organizations build leadership capacity and strengthen work culture.

A student product of METCO, Harry has earned a bachelor’s degree in human services from Springfield College with a concentration in community & youth development leadership. He earned a master’s degree in journalism and a professional certification in organizational behavior from Harvard University Extension School in 2017. A published author of two books of poetry, Perspectives in Progress (2017) and The Audacity (2018), in addition to his professional roles in the community, Harry is a dedicated father to his teenage daughter.