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How to Boston While Black Summit 2023
April 13 & 14
The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
The second annual Summit brought together more than 750 Black entrepreneurs, business professionals, non-Black allies, and DEI leaders. We hosted more than 60 speakers, daily networking opportunities, keynotes, and had more than 20 speakers sessions focused on culture, community, civic, and corporate life.
After the Summit is the AFTER PARTY!
As we begin to “Reimagine Boston as a Fun City,” join us as we celebrate and close out yet another successful How to Boston While Black Summit. Sponsored by DraftKings come join us on Friday, April 14th for a night of drinks, food, free giveaways, and good vibes, with music by DJ Real P! You don’t want to miss it!
This party is open to EVERYONE, even if you do not attend the Summit. Also, for Summit ticket holders, this is a SEPARATE ticket purchase.
Limited Capacity l Age Restriction: 21+
Through our digital platform and in-person and virtual programming, we serve members who are seeking access to culturally-relevant experiences, information and resources to navigate the city, and an authentic personal and professional network.
We are shaping a city where Black people want to live and work because they have the spaces, tools, and relationships to find their tribe, grow their network, navigate the city, and have fun.
Serial entrepreneur, brand strategist, and veteran television producer, Pinky Cole pours all her love, experience, and talent into a recipe for success. From her beginnings in a shared kitchen to a food truck to three locations and pandemic grand openings, Cole is building an empire as the owner and visionary of Slutty Vegan, an Atlanta-based vegan restaurant that has recently expanded to New York, Alabama, and throughout Georgia (with more on the way)! The company’s revenues grew to 4 million within the first six months of its grand opening, the same time when other restaurants were closing due to the pandemic.
Cole is also an economic supporter of the Atlanta community, helping pay rent for local businesses, paid the tuition of 30 Clark Atlanta students, and provided coats to those in need.
The daughter of Jamaican immigrants, Cole was raised by a single mother and a father sentenced to federal prison on the day she was born. Defying the odds is in her DNA! Her father has even provided her with business strategy from behind bars. One of his greatest lessons was to create your own opportunity.
In 2020, Sheena founded Boston While Black (BWB), the first membership network for Boston-based Black professionals, entrepreneurs, and students who are seeking connection and community. Through programs, events, and a digital community, BWB connects Black people who are active in their local neighborhoods, working at the most innovative companies, building the businesses of the future, attending the area’s universities, and shaping the culture of the region. Boston While Black is creating a city where Black people want to live and work because they have the spaces, tools, and relationships to find their tribe, grow their network, navigate the city, and have fun.
*Sessions and schedule is subject to change and updates
- 1-Day Access to all Conference Sessions, Panel Presentations and Keynote
Access to Job Fair
Coffee, Snacks & Refreshments
Networking & Happy Hour
2-Day Access to all Conference Sessions, Panel Presentations and Daily Keynotes
Access to Both Days of Job Fair
Coffee, Snacks & Refreshments
Daily Networking & Happy Hour
- All of the 2-Day Pass Benefits
- PLUS ...
- Exclusive Q&A with Conference Speakers
Exclusive Lounge Access
Reserved Seating at General Sessions
Swag Bag ($100+ value)
WHEN IS THE SUMMIT TAKING PLACE?
The Summit is taking place April 13 - 14, 2023.
WHERE IS THE SUMMIT BEING HELD?
The Westin Copley Place, Boston
10 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116
DO I HAVE TO BE A BOSTON WHILE BLACK MEMBER TO ATTEND?
No, you do not have to be a member to attend. All are welcome.
DO I HAVE TO BE BLACK TO ATTEND?
No, you do not have to be Black to attend. We welcome all non-Black allies and DEI leaders.
CAN I STILL BUY A TICKET?
Unfortunately, we are SOLD OUT of all tickets as of Monday, April 10. We are not offering a waitlist.
IS THIS AN "IN-PERSON" EVENT?
Yes, this is an in-person event experience. We will continue monitoring the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 positivity rate to make necessary adjustments.
FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS:
Contact us at: Summit@BostonWhileBlack.com