Building Stronger Communities: A Blueprint for Workforce Housing, Equitable Childcare and Inclusive Procurement
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
IBEW Local 103
256 Freeport St.
Dorchester, MA 02122
Please join NECA Boston and IBEW, Local 103, on Thursday, November 9th, 2023 as we hold our 2nd Annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit.
Attend several workshops in this intensive half-day program and leading public and private sector professionals active in DEI examine key issues and trends impacting DEI and your business and projects. Take-away best practices, lesson learned and solutions for creating new opportunities in your company and your firm.
Welcome and Summit Goals
Business Manager/ Financial Secretary, IBEW, Local 103
DEI Coordinator & Research Analyst
Local 103/ NECA Boston
Keynote Remarks: Fostering Economic Equity for a Better Future
Massachusetts Secretary of Economic Development
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Session 1: Accessible Childcare for Construction Workers
What is the economic impact of reliable and accessible, inclusive and quality childcare for our labor workforce? This session will examine the challenges and identify innovative solutions for childcare options for construction workers
Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice & Workforce Development Northeast Clean Energy Council
President & CEO
Nurtury Early Education
Care that Works Coordinator
Workforce Development Manager
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Session 2: Affordable Housing Models for Construction Workforce
How can we develop affordable housing for our workforce? This session will explore approaches to development, zoning, regulations, and public-private partnerships that can help create affordable housing options for construction workers. The session will also discuss the economic, social, and cultural impacts of workforce housing on individuals and the communities in which they live.
Rev. Willie Bodrick, II
II Principal, Ambry Development & Senior Pastor
Twelfth Baptist Church
Managing Director of Real Estate Development,Preservation of Affordable Housing
Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Livable Communities
Senior Vice President
Leggat McCall Properties
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Session 3: Empowering Communities Through Inclusive Procurement
What are the strategies that companies, educational institutions, and government are implementing to integrate diverse suppliers into their procurement processes? This session will explore their strategies and reveal the benefits of these practices for fostering economic growth, amplifying social impact and empowering communities of color
Director, Economic Inclusion
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
President & CEO
Black Economic Council of Massachusetts
Assistant Secretary Office of Diversity and Civil Rights
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
National Director, Trade Partner Diversity, Suffolk Construction
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.