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Initiatives

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Kendall Square

Together we can build a Kendall Square that thrives because of its diversity, where everyone has a chance to create and benefit from the science and technology that we build to solve global problems every day.

We have a lot of work to do to realize our potential as a truly diverse and inclusive community, and Kendall leaders are committed to making progress. KSA supports our community in enhancing the quality and effectiveness of their DEI initiatives and enabling community-based learning and collaborative action. 

Resources

There are a number of organizations that support, celebrate, and hold space for traditionally disenfranchised groups. Here is a list of organizations whose work we respect. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Learning Community

In 2018, KSA featured the authors of the Globe Spotlight series on race in Boston at our annual meeting. After this event, we hosted a series of community conversations about racism in Kendall. In 2019 we launched our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Learning Community. This group of seventeen leaders participated in a year-long learning journey, exploring their personal identities, assessing the culture of their organizations, and becoming empowered to expedite the rate of change in their organizations and our community.

Inclusion Drives Innovation

This year, we launched Inclusion Drives Innovation: a professional development program that offers leaders a forum to learn about and scale up anti-racist programs and policies that have a meaningful impact.

News & Updates

Kendall Square will apply its innovation DNA to amplify a community that creates equity and addresses racial injustice by assessing, developing, and implementing policies, practices, and workplace cultures within the Kendall Square Community."

DEI Learning Community Vision Statement

12.04.19