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.