MLK Day is always a hard one for me because the celebration presents as performative and highlights our continued hypocrisy with race. Take some time to learn about the evolution of his leadership in civil rights and how his journey evolved into being a movement dominated by concepts of economic justice and equity.
A bank renovation project launched Gregory Minott’s entrepreneurial career at age 18 and piqued his interest in architecture. Now, leading Boston’s DREAM Collaborative, he’s trying to build new pathways for Black professionals in architecture and more inclusive city planning.
In the past several weeks Critical Race Theory, or CRT, has become the new “hot topic” in America’s continuing struggle to move forward productively on race. But businesses interested in growth ignore the debate at their peril.
As architectural firms switched to work-from-home models in early 2020, executives worried about lost opportunities to ramp up racial equity programs in an industry where Black employees comprise just 2 percent of the workforce.
By reaching backwards in time, we can create business traditions that reinforce the core business proposition that diversity and inclusion are necessary for any company to thrive long-term.
At a moment when so much is unclear, one thing is not: We need all hands on deck for what will be a difficult several months for our regional economy. The sooner we make our businesses diverse and inclusive, the nimbler and better prepared they will be – for the recession and for writing the economy’s next chapter.
Imran Khan’s role as director of science at Boston-based architects Margulies Perruzzi places him squarely in the forefront of the region’s R&D development boom. A 25-year veteran of the Boston-area architecture industry, Khan has designed office- lab space for industry leaders.
With this interminable year almost behind us and vaccines promising an end to the COVID-19 pandemic by fall 2021, many are eager to get back to their pre-2020 normal. In at least one key respect, however, that would be a mistake.
The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce says it has entered into a partnership with Boston While Black, a new membership network for Black professionals, entrepreneurs, & graduate students, founded by Sheena Collier and also known as BWB.
As the first Latina to serve as president of the 4,500-member Boston Society of Architects, Natasha Espada wants the industry to move beyond its comfort zone.