Color & Capital For Good

In 2019, we began work on a campaign focused on addressing Boston’s ever-widening racial wealth gap by working with Black and Latinx entrepreneurs to come up with action-based solutions. In March 2020, COVID-19 devastated Boston’s economy, making the already visible wealth gap even more apparent. Our city, and the minority businesses that make it what it is, face unparalleled struggles.

 

We must consider equity in moving forward and rebuilding. In June 2020, we launched Color & Capital For Good and on June 22 we held the Color & Capital For Good virtual town hall dedicated to closing Boston's racial wealth gap. Join us for good in pledging to do our part in closing the wealth gap to ensure no family, business, or community are left behind.

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About the Campaign

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Meet The Changemakers

Our virtual event panelists are an inspiring mix of Black and Latinx entrepreneurs, business leaders, Eastern Bank leaders and political figures dedicated to making equity and access available to everyone in Boston, not just a few.

Bernadine Desanges

Bernadine Desanges

The Founder of Know Your Truths. Speak Your Truths., Bernadine is educating people of all ages to embrace and promote authenticity and diversity.

Segun Idowu

Según Idowu

The Executive Director of the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, Según is creating change at the policy level by being actively involved at every level.

Josiane Martinez

Josiane Martinez

The Founder and CEO of Archipelago Strategies Group, Josiane is a native of Puerto Rico who built a first-in-class marketing and consulting business.

Daniel Perez

Daniel Perez

The President & CEO of DPV Transportation Worldwide, Daniel is an immigrant turned entrepreneur, owning one of Boston’s leading luxury transportation services.

Jessicah Pierre

Jessicah Pierre

The Founder and CEO of Queens Co., Jessicah is creating communities for women of color to connect and provide resources in order to succeed.

Natalia Urtubey

Natalia Urtubey

The Director of Small Business for the City of Boston, Natalia is helping small businesses with creating growth strategies and is building partnerships across community stakeholders.

Malia Lazu

Malia Lazu

The Executive Vice President and Culture Officer at Berkshire Bank, Malia is using strategy and human connection to create an impact and build diversity in cities, organizations and beyond.

Mayor Walsh

Mayor Walsh

Mayor Walsh is an accomplished advocate for the people of the City of Boston.

Glynn Lloyd

Glynn Lloyd

The Executive Director of the Foundation for Business Equity, Glynn is a pioneer in the field of transformative urban economic development.

Bob Rivers

Bob Rivers

The Chair and CEO of Eastern Bank, Bob is a civic leader personally recognized for his work in championing social justice issues in our communities.

Quincy Miller

Quincy Miller

The President and Vice Chair of Eastern Bank, Quincy is an inaugural member of the GK100 ‘most influential people of color in Boston’ and currently leads the overall strategic direction of Eastern Bank.

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Thank you to our event partners for working alongside us and believing in the importance of this conversation.