BABSON LEADERSHIP AND ALUMNUS HONORED FOR LOCAL DIVERSITY IMPACT

Jane C. Edmonds, Sadie Burton-Goss, and Marques Benton M'97 recognized by Get Konnected! for extraordinary work in their fields

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Babson College Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Dr. Sadie Burton-Goss, Vice President of Programming and Community Outreach, Jane C. Edmonds, and alumnus Marques Benton M’97, have been named three of Boston’s most influential minorities who are shaping the region.

Each have been honored by Get Konnected! as part of the organization’s latest recognitions, including GK100, a list that showcases local minorities in academia, business, health care, and philanthropy, and GK50, which names the ‘50 Legends and Pioneers’ of their fields in Boston.

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Sadie Burton-Goss, who drives Babson’s mission to continuously create and sustain a culture of inclusion, and Marques Benton, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, were named to the GK100.

Jane C. Edmonds was named one of the GK50, recognizing her for being a pioneer in business, breaking barriers, opening doors, and serving as a mentor and role model for the generations who have followed her. In her career, Jane made an impact by founding the first black and female-owned business in Boston's Copley Place. 

Babson College is committed to building a diverse, ​multicultural, and inclusive community of highly talented students, faculty, and staff characterized by respect, understanding and appreciation of the uniqueness and value of all people. ​

About Get Konnected!

Launched in March 2008, Get Konnected! is the brainchild of PR maven and multicultural marketing pioneer, Colette Phillips, President and CEO of Colette Phillips Communications, Inc. and creator of Kaleidoscope, Boston's first comprehensive multicultural resource directory. Get Konnected! is Boston’s first and only urban professional and business networking event that brings together urban and international professionals, business executives, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and corporate leaders for the purpose of networking. A first-of- its-kind event provides Greater Boston’s corporate community a venue where Get Konnected! provides Boston's private and public sectors a venue where their employees of color can connect, network, and interface with other professionals.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for​ Entrepreneurship of All Kinds® . The top​-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​


By Shannon Sweeny, ssweeny1@babson.edu, (781) 239-4621 | 04/08/2016 08:00