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International Women's Day - Embrace Equity, Celebrating Our Achievements Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - HYBRID
Wednesday, March 08, 2023, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Category: Events



International Women's Day 2023
Embrace Equity, Celebrating Our Achievements

March 8, 2023

Generously hosted by


Wednesday, March 8, 2023

5:30pm - 7:30pm 

Location: HYBRID
In Person
200 Clarendon St.,
23rd Floor
Boston, MA

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Complimentary for members and non-members

Register no later than:
Noon, Monday, March 6, 2022


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* In-person seating is limited.  Reservations for in-person attendance will be accepted based upon availability at time of registration. If you attempt to register and receive an automated message that says capacity has been reached, please email [email protected] to be added to a wait list and we will contact you if space becomes available. Alternatively an option is to register to attend virtually.

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"Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #EmbraceEquity."  --IWD website


Come join us for our annual celebration of International Women’s Day 2023 to discuss this year’s “Embrace Equity” theme, and how collectively we can create a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.

We'll hear from three accomplished leaders in a "TED Talk" style format. They'll share their stories and offer insights on how embracing equity leads to better outcomes. We hope you'll join us! Time for networking is available both before and after the presentation.

We encourage you to bring a friend along for a wonderful evening embracing equity and celebrating International Women's Day!

Many thanks to EY for generously hosting this event. We appreciate their support.


Colette Phillips is an iconic cultural change catalyst, DE&I pioneer, thought leader, innovator, practical visionary, influencer, PR and marketing Maven, social commentator, philanthropist, serial entrepreneur and uber connector. She is the President and CEO of Colette Phillips Communications, Inc. founder of Get Konnected! . In the midst of the pandemic and America’s racial reckoning, she created a Get Konnected! business ecosystem to support BIPOC businesses and professionals of color these initiatives included the groundbreaking GK! Market and the GK Fund which is was designed to provide exposure, capital and opportunities for small businesses to grow during and scale post pandemic; and GK Execu-Search whose competitive advantage is exclusively focused on helping companies diversify both their C-suites and corporate board rooms. In the Fall of 2020, The City of Boston awarded her agency what was considered at the time the largest non-construction contract awarded a minority woman- owned business. The company served as the lead agency for the groundbreaking award winning All Inclusive Boston Campaign in partnership with Proverb Agency and the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau to reimagine and re-energize Boston’s tourism and image. She is a values-based leader and trusted advisor who uses her influence and communications expertise to engage, enlighten, empower, and educate multiple stakeholders on a variety of issues. She has extensive experience advising C-level executives, public figures, world leaders, entrepreneurs, and leadership teams across multiple industries including academia, arts and entertainment, energy, healthcare, financial services, non-profit, retail, real estate, sports, technology, and transportation. She is a widely recognized expert in strategy and transformation who is frequently consulted by corporations and nonprofit institutions on how to establish healthy, inclusive working environments for their employees and how to engage and serve culturally diverse consumers and other stakeholders.  

A savvy enterprising risk taker, she pioneered inclusion and multicultural marketing in New England. She is highly respected for her expertise and ability to create cross-cultural business and social relationships and networks. Boston’s Mayor Michelle Wu, former Mayors Kim Janey and Marty Walsh (the Secretary of Labor in the Biden Administration) cite her as one of their invaluable trusted advisors and mentors. She and her communications firm provide strategic public relations and tactical support for stakeholder engagement, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Consulting, brand activation, reputation and crisis management, multicultural marketing, and executive coaching. Her game- changing insights, and her ability to help people bridge differences and connect more meaningfully often result in solving challenging problems with positive social impact outcomes.   

She is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades for her personal, philanthropic, and professional accomplishments. In 2022, 2021, 2017 and 2016, The Boston Business Journal listed her on its annual Power50 list of the most influential business people in Boston calling her a “game changer’ and a “movement maker.”  Boston Magazine  named her on its 2022, 2021, 2020 List of Boston’s 100 Most Influential People. The American Jewish Committee (AJC) of New England honored her with its 2018 Coexistence Award given to leaders who have contributed to a more peaceful, pluralistic and democratic world by advancing our collective commitment to co-existence. She is the 2018 recipient of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus’ Abigail Adams Award and one of 50 individuals including the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr who were chosen to adorn a community mural called Game Changers, Boston Magazine featured her in 2018 in its “Influencer” column with the headline “Who Needs LinkedIn When You Have Colette Phillips?” Boston Globe named her as an A-Lister calling her Boston’s “social connector,” and one of the “must have” people in the room when there are important events. She is author of 21 Steps for Women to Win, a compact inspirational guide for women entrepreneurs and professional women and the creator and publisher of Kaleidoscope, Boston’s first and only multicultural resource directory.  Her new book The Includers: The 7 Traits of Culturally Savvy Anti-racist leaders - How white allies can be real advocates in their workplaces and communities will be out Fall 2023.

Colette currently serves on the Advisory board of Eastern Bank; is an honorary of trustees for Massachusetts General Hospital, the Board of Directors for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce; the American Jewish Committee; The Alliance for Business Leadership; The Commonwealth Institute and the advisory board of the Madison Park Technical School and is a mentor/advisor for Conexion, a mentoring organization for mid-level Latino professionals and a mentor for entrepreneurs who are the grantees of her GK Fund. 

She holds a BS and MS from Emerson College and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Mount Ida College. 


Bobbie Carlton is the founder of Carlton PR & Marketing, Innovation Nights and Innovation Women, or, as she calls them, the day job, the night job and the dream job. Carlton is an entertaining, tell-it-like-it-is speaker who speaks extensively (and passionately) about public speaking and how it can be the driving force behind career growth and business success. She's a TEDx speaker; an entertaining startup event host; she's spoken at the United Nations; she's shared the stage with storytelling legend (and NPR's Snap Judgment host) Glynn Washington; and she's been on the main stage for some of the world’s best-known conferences for technical and professional women. Carlton has been featured on CBS News, in the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, USA Today and other major media. She was previously the head of global PR at two different enterprise software companies and the head of marketing for a brand devoted to providing positive role models for preteen girls. She’s inspired thousands of technical, entrepreneurial and executive women to take control of their own speaking careers and has worked with event managers around the world to deliver diverse and inclusive events.


Lacy Garcia is the Founder & CEO of Willow ( Willow is a financial technology and guidance platform that helps financial institutions and advisors better serve the New Majority of investors: women, the next generation, and underrepresented groups. Lacy and Willow are frequently featured in the media and podcasts, including: The TODAY Show, Cheddar News, Financial Planning, Business Insider,, Yahoo Finance!, and GoBankingRates.

Lacy has spent her two-decade career at the intersection of financial services, marketing, and entrepreneurship. She brings deep experience in wealth management to Willow, having served as Vice President, Head of Marketing & Communications and a Relationship Manager at Deltec Bank.

Prior to Deltec, Lacy was a Vice President at Weber Shandwick where she led the local market reputation work for a Fortune 50 global bank on the heels of the 2008 financial crisis. Lacy also helped launch the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University, and the Massachusetts Conference for Women. Prior to that, she was the Director of Marketing & Communications for WHERE (acquired by PayPal). Lacy also led Babson College’s Centennial as the Managing Director of the Centennial Office and served as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Lacy holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Davidson College, a master’s in education, magna cum laude, from Hunter College, and a Master of Business Administration from Simmons School of Management, where she received a merit scholarship. Lacy was named an Emerging Leader by The Boston Foundation. She serves as a Mentor for the Tory Burch Foundation and is actively involved with several nonprofits that focus on empowering women and underrepresented youth and communities. 

Amy Molten is the Chief Medical Officer at Well, a consumer-centric health platform working to engage members in behavior change and optimal healthcare utilization. She has a special interest in leveraging technology for enabling consumer empowerment in health decision making, and facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration to push the boundaries of ethical digital technology innovation in medicine. 

She began her career in the National Health Service Corps, serving structurally marginalized communities as general pediatrician at federally qualified community health centers. She then moved into academic medicine, where she directed the program growth and quality improvement within an academic community hospital system. Motivated by how data and technology can be used to empower and improve the health of diverse population at scale, she now aspires to contribute to the development of innovative approaches to improve public health.

 As a physician, she is dedicated to providing effective, compassionate and patient-centered health care to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay or insurance status. As a CMO, she driven to change healthcare delivery, and push traditional systems toward a better way to engage people in their health experience. In addition to her efforts at Well, she is on the clinical teaching staff at Tufts Medical Center, and an Executive Committee Member on the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Advances in Therapeutics and Technology. 

She completed her general pediatrics residency at Yale, and holds a medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in linguistics and anthropology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.   

This is a complimentary event for members and guests.

Click here to register for IN-PERSON attendance!  Please read below:

*In-person seating is limited. Reservations for in-person attendance will be accepted based upon availability at time of registration. If you attempt to register and receive an automated message that says capacity has been reached, please email [email protected] to be added to a wait list and we will contact you if space becomes available. Alternatively an option is to register to attend virtually.

Click here to register for VIRTUAL attendance!

* PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for all events. For this event, reservations and cancellations will be accepted until Noon, Monday, March 6, 2022.



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