Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Professor, Harvard Business School

Who will lead the nation on advancing women’s role in the workplace?  There’s no debate about whether we should move forward, or even how to do it. Yet, nationally, the number of women Directors on Boards and the size of the gender wage gap are essentially unmoved.  Can a critical mass of CEO’s and leaders create a tipping point to break through the barriers, clear the path and get the job done first in Massachusetts?

Governor Deval Patrick joins with the Alliance to convene Clearing the Path, an invitation-only discussion among prominent CEO’s on June 11 to galvanize action.  Alliance leaders Trish Karter, founder of Dancing Deer Baking Company, and Jim Roosevelt, CEO of Tufts Health Plan, lead a stellar group of sponsors calling for top-level business leaders to gather in an intimate setting at MIT to explore how we can help more executives embrace gender diversity and clear the path for women in business.  Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter of Harvard Business School will moderate.

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Jim Roosevelt, President and CEO, Tufts Health Plan

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Trish Karter, Co-founder, Dancing Deer Baking Co.

Endorsers include the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Associated Industries of Massachusetts, The Boston Foundation, the New England Venture Capital Association, and many more.

The Alliance’s Diversity and Women in Business Working Group will follow up on this discussion, and continue to support the work of organizations already engaged in these issues.


Visit Clearing the Path for more details.