YW Boston welcomes 45 local leaders as part of the LeadBoston Class of 2019


Inclusive leadership is an aspiration for leaders across the country and the focus of this year’s LeadBoston cohort. Last Wednesday, 45 leaders from the non-profit, corporate, and public sectors gathered for orientation at Burns & Levinson, kicking off a year of relationship building and learning. Throughout the year, LeadBoston participants will develop knowledge, skills, and networks to drive socially responsible change in their communities and organizations. We extend the warmest welcome to the 2019 cohort and are excited to follow their journey as part of our LeadBoston program.




Our participants’ reasons for joining YW Boston’s LeadBoston program are just as diverse as their backgrounds:

“I want to meet people and do things that make me a little nervous. I want to think outside the box. I want to contribute to this program just as much as I want to grow within it.” – @LeadBoston participant, financial services Click To Tweet


“Participation in @LeadBoston will provide me with a deeper foundation and a wider understanding of how I can increase educational and quality of life outcomes for Boston’s most marginalized communities.” – LeadBoston Participant, public… Click To Tweet


“I'm interested in developing a deeper understanding of Boston’s social-economic environment. This knowledge will help me make more informed decisions as a leader & better understand the inequities that our youth & families face day-to-day.” –… Click To Tweet


Who is part of this year’s group of future socially responsible leaders? Meet the LeadBoston 2019 Cohort.


The LeadBoston Class of 2019 participates in their first program day

This week, the program began in earnest as groups of participants fanned out across the City of Boston to explore and better understand its neighborhoods. This first program day has been named as a favorite experience for many in our alumni community.


Would you like to get a taste of the topics our LeadBoston participants currently explore?

YW Boston and the LeadBoston team are partnering with alum Ted Landsmark (’97) and the Myra Kraft Open Classroom at Northeastern University for their Spring 2019 semester. This semester-long seminar series will explore Social Equity in a Just City: Race and Inequality. YW Boston will speak on Using Data to Advance Racial and Gender Diversity in Organizations, Ending Criminalization of Youth of Color, and Putting your Money Where your Mouth is – Economic Equity. Don’t miss any of these three free sessions by joining in person or watching a live stream online.


About LeadBoston

As the first YWCA in the nation, YW Boston has been at the forefront of advancing equity for over 150 years. LeadBoston is YW Boston’s cross-sector leadership development program that equips mid-to-senior level professionals with knowledge, skills, and networks to drive socially responsible change in their communities and organizations. Click to learn more about LeadBoston.