Boston While Black today welcomed Boston-based advertising agency Arnold Worldwide and the Havas Boston Village, which includes Havas Health & You and Havas Media, as corporate partners. This partnership will provide Boston While Black (BWB) memberships to the group's Black employees, connecting them to an expansive network of Black professionals. The collaboration also supports Boston While Black through marketing services and resources to help advance their ongoing efforts in the Greater Boston community.
"We are excited to welcome Arnold Worldwide and the Havas Boston Village to our community. Together we will take significant strides towards fulfilling the Boston While Black mission of shaping a city where Black people want to live and work," said Sheena Collier, Founder and CEO of Boston While Black. Collier added, "Partnering with a company who specializes in storytelling is important to us as we work together to rewrite the narrative in Boston."
"We are thrilled to partner with Boston While Black as we continue to deepen our culture of inclusion and belonging. This partnership is about providing our Black employees with support, resources, and a strong sense of community that must exist both inside and outside of our walls," said George Sargent, CEO of Arnold. "We have a responsibility to foster a culture of inclusion and belonging for our people, and we're committed to supporting organizations like Boston While Black that exist to help us do just that."
As part of the partnership, all Black employees of the Havas Boston Village will have access to Boston While Black's portfolio of resources that includes networking opportunities, social events, wellness initiatives, professional workshops, and more. They will also get early access for tickets to BWB's 2nd Annual How to Boston While Black Summit, taking place April 13 - 24, 2023.
"We are excited to invest in this partnership and are inspired by the work Sheena and her team are doing to support Black professionals in our community both personally and professionally," said Sargent.
The Havas Boston Village is committed to supporting Boston While Black in helping Black individuals engage and connect in Greater Boston and find their tribe. This partnership aligns with Havas' ongoing Commit to Change pledge. Boston While Black will be instrumental in building a more diverse, inclusive, and just Havas to provide a meaningful experience for all.