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Diversity & Inclusion

  • 2024 Power 100: Jennifer Julien Gaskin

    Eric Casey Updated: April 29, 2024

    As the main organizer behind the Worcester Caribbean American Carnival Association, Jennifer Julien Gaskin brings the increasingly popular festival into the mainstream.

    Eric Casey Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Greg Weiner

    Nancy Campbell Updated: April 29, 2024

    When three leaders of the country’s top universities were castigated for failing to call out antisemitism during a Congressional hearing, Greg Weiner, the nation’s first Jewish president of a Catholic college, felt compelled to comment.

    Nancy Campbell Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Brian Gibbs

    Mica Kanner-Mascolo Updated: April 29, 2024

    Gibbs joined UMass Memorial as the hospital system’s inaugural vice president and chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer in 2020, selected from a nationwide search.

    Mica Kanner-Mascolo Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Pete Dunn

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024

    “My interest in building institutions and supporting the growth of community philanthropy coincided with GWCF's needs here,” Dunn said.

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Barry Maloney

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024

    As the higher education industry struggles with falling enrollment, Worcester State University is bucking the trend.

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Steve Kerrigan

    Mica Kanner-Mascolo Updated: April 29, 2024

    Just three years after joining the health center, Kerrigan reported in his 2022 “From the Desk” letter it had provided care to a then record-breaking 31,356 patients in 85 languages, issuing 137,707 prescriptions.

    Mica Kanner-Mascolo Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Valerie Zolezzi-Wyndham

    Mica Kanner-Mascolo Updated: April 29, 2024

    Valerie Zolezzi-Wyndham gives major Central Massachusetts employers the tools, motivation, and accountability they need to meet the promises they made following the 2020 police murder of George Floyd. She founded Promoting Good as she saw this as an

    Mica Kanner-Mascolo Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Andrea Bazarian

    Nancy Campbell Updated: April 29, 2024

    For 20 years, Nativity School of Worcester has been providing a Jesuit middle-school education free to underserved boys of all faiths. Now, Andrea Bazarian is about to open the school to the other half of the population.

    Nancy Campbell Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Adriana Vaccaro

    Mica Kanner-Mascolo Updated: April 29, 2024

    After founding Culture Redesigned in 2018 in Shrewsbury, Adriana Vaccaro is at the forefront of a small, new wave of entrepreneurs and businesses in Central Mass. helping companies fill their job vacancies amid the ongoing workforce shortage while

    Mica Kanner-Mascolo Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Joseph Corazzini

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024

    Joseph Corazzini had big shoes to fill when he stepped into his role in November 2021, and now the university’s long-held positive relationship with the low-income Main South neighborhood hangs in the balance.

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Aimee Peacock

    Eric Casey Updated: April 29, 2024

    In her time at Flexcon, Peacock has led the company through an integration and alignment of the company’s global obligations.

    Eric Casey Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Marlina Duncan

    Mica Kanner-Mascolo Updated: April 29, 2024

    With Duncan’s influence, UMass Chan added a diversity, equity, and inclusion pillar to the university’s IMPACT 2025 strategic plan in 2022, picking 10 of the university’s departments to front new action plans.

    Mica Kanner-Mascolo Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Don Doyle

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024

    Central Massachusetts finance industry veteran Don Doyle knew banking was the right sector for him when he saw he could make positive change in the community.

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Grace Wang

    Nancy Campbell Updated: April 29, 2024

    Even before she came to Worcester Polytechnic Institute in April 2023, Grace Wang saw the school as a pioneer in project-based learning.

    Nancy Campbell Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Tiffany Lillie

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024

    Now the dust has settled and programming has resumed, Tiffany Lillie is tasked with putting the nonprofit back on solid ground, reassuring its diverse employee and client base while keeping funding levels up.

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Mike Nicholson

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024

    Nicholson, a Gardner native who is the city’s first Latino mayor, has met the problems of blight and economic depression head on.

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024

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While shifting cultural norms in the business community have found hiring managers outwardly working toward hiring a more diverse staff, studies in the last few years by organizations like McKinsey & Co. and Regent University found women and people of color are promoted less frequently than their white male counterparts. This produces a dynamic where company leadership at many organizations remains dominated by white males even as the company's employees become more diversified.