Events + Education
Transforming an Industry: How the Federal Reserve made Inclusion a Priority
Why CRE Needs to Listen, Learn and Change
On August 10th, over 300 CRE professionals joined Kirk A. Sykes, Managing Partner at Accordia Partners LLC and former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and current member of the External Diversity Advisory Board, and Marques Benton, Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer and Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) Director at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, for an important discussion on how and why the Boston Fed adopted a multi-pronged strategy for change.
During this candid conversation, Benton and Sykes outlined the Boston Fed’s successful 5 Step Inclusivity Strategy. As CRE remains focused on the need to dramatically expand DEI, small incremental change is no longer enough.
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Leveling the Landscape: A Candid Discussion with Underrepresented Genders in the Industry
On October 14, panelists addressed the importance of gender and racial diversity in the workplace. Darly David, Chrystal Kornegay, Taylor Pederson and Amanda Strong shared their stories and discussed how they thoughtfully contribute to an inclusive environment where collaboration and empathy help to drive culture. Watch the event recording here.
Minority Owned Businesses
The City of Boston provides a searchable database of minority and women owned businesses, available here.
THE COMMONS PODCAST - Listen
The Commons host Tom Osha and Wexford Science & Technology Chief Community Officer, Travis Sheridan, cover a wide range of questions regarding racial equity, social justice, and economic mobility with Kirk Sykes, Managing Director of Accordia Partners, LLC, a Boston based real estate investment and development company. Sykes is also a former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston where he was instrumental in creating the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion. The conversation also explores opportunities and programs for making real estate development a more inclusive industry.
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