Diversity, Equity & 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. At the KSA, we aim to provide additional resources for companies to enhance their DEI initiatives, including as our members-only program Inclusion Drives Innovation. The next session of Inclusion Drive Innovation starts September 15, 2021. The registration deadline is August 13.
2021 Inclusion Drives Innovation Registration
Inclusion Drives Innovation History
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 17 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. From this, 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 meaningful impact.
Additional DEI Resources
There are a number of organizations that support, celebrate, and hold space for traditionally disenfranchised groups. Here are links to organizations whose work we respect.
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."