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Jonathan Allen, JD, MTS

Co-founder & Director of Philanthropy at Leadership Brainery

Derrick Young Jr., MPH

Co-founder & Executive Director at Leadership Brainery

Derick D. Dailey, JD, MA

Litigation Attorney at Davis+Gilbert LLP

Sam Hyun, MBA Candidate

Chairperson at Commonwealth of Massachusetts Asian American and Pacific Islander Commission

LaShyra “Lash" Nolen, MD Candidate

MD Candidate at Harvard Medical School

Betty Francisco, JD, MBA

CEO at Boston Impact Fund

Janina Jeff, PhD, MS

Scientist, Producer & STEAM Public Figure

Peggy Byrd, MBA

Chief Marketing Officer at Boston Globe Media

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Senior Reporter at Boston Globe Media

Yara Shahidi

Actor, Producer & Change Agent Student | Harvard University

Catherine Wong, M.Ed

Nonprofit & Higher Education Leader

Darla Pires DeGrace, MS

Executive Director & Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Strategist

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Leadership Brainery

Leadership Brainery is a 501(c)(3) organization closing opportunity and wealth gaps by increasing the number of candidates — who identify as BIPOC, first-generation, or low-income — accepted and enrolled in postgraduate programs and recruited for high-impact careers. We envision a day when competitive graduate and professional school classrooms throughout the country are enriched by an equitable representation of first-generation and diverse students, empowered to transform leadership in our country’s workforce.

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Suffolk University

Diversity, equity, and inclusion aren’t buzzwords on a Suffolk whiteboard. Nor are they aspirational concepts. These are critical components that inspire and drive our community’s ongoing efforts to level the playing field for our students, so all can reach the heights of their ambitions.

Tufts University Public Health Program

Knowing that marginalized and racialized populations are critically underserved by current healthcare systems, we aim to train students to be able to meet the healthcare needs of the most diverse and vulnerable populations.

Brandeis Intl. Business School

We believe that engaging diversity, equity and inclusion is integral to success in academics, business and society.

Northeastern University Khoury College of Computer Sciences

By opening doors to computer science regardless of race, gender, or background, we generate diversity of thought and boost participation in the field, build a more robust and ethical tech sector—and spur more solutions to help more people.

Tufts University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and School of Engineering

Tufts is enriched by the many experiences and perspectives each individual member brings to our community. We are committed to providing every student, faculty and staff member with the best possible experience and education.

MIT Sloan School of Management

We believe that a commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and well-being is a key component of both principled leadership and sound management practice.

Boston University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

We are a dynamic and diverse community of professionals, scientists, artists, and scholars from around the globe, dedicated to inquiry and innovation and making a difference in our world.

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

The foundation of our community is the Law School’s deeply held value that the law is at its most powerful when it examines and advances the society we aspire to be.

MIT Supply Chain Management

The MIT SCM master's program is an MBA alternative, completed in either 10 months or 5 months + online certificate prior to coming to campus.

Northwestern Graduate School

The Graduate School (TGS) promotes a transformative educational experience for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees at Northwestern University.

William James College

We are committed to the principles of excellence, fairness and respect for all people. William James College is a leader in educating organizational and mental health professionals who are committed to treating our most vulnerable populations.

Simmons University

Simmons is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual’s community experience. Our values, vision and mission mandate that we strive to create an environment that is free from bias, prejudice, discrimination and hurtful/hateful acts that can prevent each member from thriving in the Simmons community.

Babson F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business

Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business has the No. 1-ranked MBA in Entrepreneurship program according to the U.S. News and World Report!

Dear Future Colleague

Create a Dear Future Colleague account to keep up with recruiters from LBIS2021, find mentorship, and find community!

The TJX Companies

The leading off-price retailer. We’re proud of our many points of diversity, and the common curiosity that brings us together.


WarnerMedia is a place for the world’s most ambitious storytellers and insightful technologies.

Charles River Laboratories

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The Rockefeller Foundation

The mission of The Rockefeller Foundation—unchanged since 1913—is to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world and make opportunity universal.

Society for Human Resource Management

SHRM Together Forward @Work: DE&I Is Part of Our DNA

Burns Levinson

At Burns & Levinson, we practice law differently. While our attorneys agree that results drive our business, building relationships with our clients and providing value added service is the key to our success.

TD Bank

As we work to support and include people of all backgrounds, there's always more that needs to be done—and we love doing it. Take a look at where we've started. It's a foundation we'll build on as we move forward.

Boston Globe Media

An American daily newspaper founded and based in Boston, Massachusetts. The newspaper has won a total of 26 Pulitzer Prizes and is the oldest and largest daily newspaper in Boston.