YW Boston prides itself on fostering an inclusive and equitable work environment. We understand the significance of open dialogue and insightful discussions when it comes to tackling the challenges surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in today’s workplaces. 

Our speakers are highly knowledgeable, experienced, and ready to join your team of panelists or to moderate your next fireside chat. Let us help you get to those engaging conversations!

  • YW Boston CEO Beth Chandler speaking in front of display theme. She is wearing a pink blazer over a white shirt.

Available Speakers

Introducing our expert panel moderators, and panelists: Engaging conversations on inclusiveness, equity, and intersectionality in the workplace. YW Boston has a variety of speakers available to share their diversity, equity, and inclusion knowledge and expertise.

Introducing Beth Chandler (she/her/hers): An Empowering Voice in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Beth Chandler is a visionary leader renowned for her strategic acumen, operational prowess, and unparalleled expertise in fostering inclusive excellence. With a distinguished career spanning change management and organizational transformation, Beth stands at the forefront of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) movement across diverse industries and sectors.  

Introducing Dr. Anouska Bhattacharyya, Ph.D. (she/they): A Visionary Speaker on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Anouska’s expertise, built upon her distinguished educational achievements from Cambridge University, UK, to her impactful leadership in DE&I spheres, molds her captivating presence as a speaker. Embark on a transformative exploration of her extensive experience as she delves into critical topics such as Solidarity & Resilience, Pay Equity, Imposter Syndrome, activating your Board of Directors, and Cultural Competency. Get ready to be inspired, enlightened, and empowered by the expert insights of Dr. Anouska Bhattacharyya. 

Available Speaking Engagements

Our engaging themes provide an opportunity to delve into current topics that impact work environments throughout Boston, with a particular focus on inclusiveness, equity, and diversity. 

Solidarity & Resilience: The Importance of Pay Equity

In this interactive presentation, YW Boston’s facilitator will help build a shared understanding of pay inequities in Massachusetts by gender and race, the impact on individuals, families and organizations, and engage participants in generating solutions. Can be held remotely or in person for audiences of 20 or more.

Fire Side Chats / Round Table / Panel:

Strike up a conversation, in this more relaxed style, explore and discuss current topics around inclusiveness, equity and or intersectionality that impact our work environments. Your DEI professional, senior team, and our DEI professional, come together to share their stories and personal strategies that are commonly placed in the work environment. 

Imposter Syndrome:

Understanding what it is and how to combat it, this interactive presentation explores the four systems of oppression that manifest within our organizations and how this leads to imposter syndrome.

Why it Matters:

To get somewhere you must understand where you are currently. This interactive presentation provides a deeper look into why DEI matters in organizations. The presentation includes opportunities for your team to assess where you are now in your journey and how you can move forward.

How can we help?

We encourage you to share your ideas, suggestions, and any additional topics you would like us to explore. We are here to listen, learn, and adapt our discussions to meet your needs.

Our aim is to create an inclusive platform where diverse perspectives can be heard and where we can collectively work towards creating positive change in our workplaces. We are not limited to the topics mentioned, and we are eager to explore new areas that align with your interests and aspirations.

Speaking Engagement Inquiry

Please fill out the form through the link below and a member of the YW Boston team will connect with you. For questions, you can contact Ronald Harvey at Rharvey@ywboston.org.