The Rosoff Awards were created to honor corporations in the Boston business community that are devoted to building an inclusive workplace environment, or are committed to supporting diversity, mentoring and inclusion programs in Greater Boston.
The spirit of the Rosoff Awards is expressed in our continuing message to the business community, that in the 21st century, workplace diversity is no longer an option. It is more than a means of acknowledging and achieving social justice. It has grown into an essential component to the health, vibrancy, success and growth of our businesses.
The 2013 Champion of Change: Mayor Thomas Menino:
The Champion of Change Award honors an individual who, over his or her career, has made sustained outstanding contributions above and beyond his or her professional requirements.
“If, 100 years from now, they look back at my election, I hope what they see is the beginning of a century of inclusive politics,” Menino said in 1994. “Throughout my whole career I have tried to be an open door to people left out of the mainstream.”
2013 Rosoff Award Keynote Speaker:
Announcing Ayanna Pressley as the keynote speaker for the 17th Annual Rosoff Awards, one of New England’s premier diversity award shows created to recognize companies with meaningful diversity, mentoring and inclusion programs.
Ayanna Pressley was elected to the Boston City Council on November 3, 2009. Pressley, the only woman in a field of 15 candidates, earned one of four At-Large spots on the city’s 13-member council with nearly 42,000 votes. After being sworn in on January 4, 2010 she became the first woman of color to serve in the 100-year history of the Boston City Council.