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Opening Minds, Transforming Communities

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For more than 20 years, LeadBoston has been making Boston a better place to live, work and raise a family.

An 11-month, experiential executive education program, LeadBoston focuses on the inner workings of Boston, trends and issues that impact the city's social and economic vitality, and socially responsible leadership.  The program is geared to corporate, public and non-profit mid-to-senior level executives.  It connects professionals across sectors, increasing their knowledge about the city, awareness of neighborhood realities, and their capacity to address complex work and community dynamics.

Through their participation in the program, proven leaders across a diverse spectrum of the public, private and non-profit sectors, hone their understanding and ability to address and reduce the racial, gender, and social inequities that prevent some of Boston’s residents from accessing health and education resources, finding jobs to support their families, and living safe and healthy lives.

Organizations who sponsor participants have found that their delegates are more effective in solving challenging problems, making business decisions, managing conflict, and leading an increasingly diverse workforce. 

LeadBoston strengthens change makers.

Each LeadBoston class unites a diverse group of approximately 40 Boston area professionals from public, private, and nonprofit sectors. While they reflect the diversity of Boston, they have some things in common:

• 15 to 30 years of professional work experience
• a sphere of significant influence within their organization and/or community settings
• drive to learn more about the complexities of the city and challenges faced by its residents
• willingness to examine their own perspectives and continue to grow as leaders
• commitment to take increasing socially responsible action within their organization and the community at large.


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Why LeadBoston?

Participating Companies

Bank of America

Boston Business Journal

Boston Center for the Arts

Boston Police Department

Boston Public Schools

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Citizens Bank

City Year, Inc.


Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Eastern Bank

Eaton Vance Investment Company

Fidelity Investments

Goodwin Procter, LLP

Holland & Knight, LLP

Liberty Mutual

Mass General Hospital

National Grid

Neighborhood Health Plan

Shawmut Design and Construction

State Street Corporation

Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department

The Boston Foundation

U.S Dept of Housing and Urban Development