The Symposium provides an opportunity for women entrepreneurs and professionals to see and hear the human side of successful women business owners. We hope to empower women at all stages of business to see that no matter where they came from and no matter how differently they may think, there is a role model for them.
Our keynote speaker and panelists share their stories, successes and lessons learned to an eager and entrepreneurial audience. It’s a joyful and inspiring event.
2019 Million Dollar Women Keynote Speaker
President & CEO of Colette Phillips Communications, Inc
Colette Phillips is President and CEO of Colette Phillips Communications, Inc. She is a values-based leader, trusted adviser and understands the importance of engaging and influencing key stakeholders. She has extensive experience in developing public relations branding and internal/external communications in areas of strategy, multicultural marketing and corporate citizenship. She is frequently consulted by corporations and non-profit organizations about how to articulate healthy, inclusive working environments for their employees and how to engage culturally diverse consumers. In 2008, she launched Boston’s premier inclusive business networking forum called Get Konnected!, which brings together professionals, business and civic leaders and entrepreneurs from all cultures and industries. Her mission is to enrich professional development and forge new inclusive business/social relationships, making Boston a more welcoming city. Get Konnected! is the creator of the historic GK100, Boston’s first comprehensive list of the 100 Most Influential People of Color. The Boston Globe cites the social impact venture as “changing the conversation on diversity” and Phillips as a “Social Connector.” As an active civic leader, Colette currently serves on Board of Trustees for Eastern Bank, The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and the Massachusetts General Hospital President’s Council. She has been named to Boston Magazine’s Power 2018: The 100 Most Influential People in Boston, the Boston Business Journal‘s 2016/2017 Power 50 and The Boston Globe’s A-List. Born in the Caribbean nation of Antigua, Phillips holds a Bachelor and Master of Science from Emerson College. She is the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Law from Mount Ida College.
2019 Million Dollar Women Symposium Panelists
Listed below are all of the prior Million Dollar Women panelists and keynote speakers since 2005:
Karen Andreas | Janet Santa Anna | Denise Aronson |Victoria Bondoc | Nancy Batista-Caswell | Linda Bennett | Ann Bailey Berman | Karen Bressler | Joan Brooks | Margo Casey | Jill Cheng | Andrea Cohen | Dareth Colburn | Livia Cowan | Lucy Dearborn | Tiziana C. Dearing | Kelly Delaney | Fran Dichner | Joanne Domeniconi | Vickie Donlan | Mayor Kimberly Driscoll | Sarah Ducharme | Wendi Goldsmith | Meg Hamilton | Nancy Harrington | Annie Harris | Meg Hamilton | Victoria B. Jackson | Jackie King | Beverly Kahn | Phyllis LeBlanc AnnMarie Linnane | Robin Liss | Julie Livingston | Daniella Mammola | Lynn Margherio | Katherina Mena | Dr. Patricia Maguire Meservey | Fuchsia McInerney | Margaret McKenna | Joanna Meiseles | Betsy Merry | Nancy Mobley | Linda Moulton | Ann Murphy | Evelyn Murphy | Kathy Murphy | Lisa Nickerson | Melanie Olson Giles | Julie Palen | Gayle Piraino | Mary Puma | Phyllis Sagan | Linda Sallop | Carole Lynn Sharoff | Lois Silverman | Lorie Skolski | Debra Stark | Christine Sullivan | Victoria Taylor | Roseann Tully | Carol Vallone | Regina Villa |Carole Wedge| Sue Welch | Kim Woods | Sheree Zizik | Sue Zimmerman