Please note: this program is for young professionals from Greater Boston and who are between the ages of 21 and 39.
In an intimate dinner setting, Greater Boston's next generation of leaders have the opportunity to hear from those who came before them. On March 14th, we are excited to feature Benaree "Bennie" Pratt Wiley, Principal of The Wiley Group. For fifteen years, Bennie was the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Partnership, Inc., an organization that strengthened Greater Boston’s capacity to attract, retain, and develop talented professionals of color.
Bennie is currently a Director on boards of the Dreyfus Mutual Funds, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and CBIZ (NYSE: CBZ). She has served as the Chair of PepsiCo’s African American Advisory Board, and formerly served on the board of First Albany (NASDAQ: FACT). Her civic activities include serving on the boards of Dress for Success Boston, Partners Continuing Care, the Black Philanthropy Fund and Howard University where she serves as Vice Chair.
About our Moderator
A 2018 Pinnacle Award winner in the Emerging Executive category, Courtney B. Scrubbs provides legal support to the Sanofi Industrial Affairs activity. She came to the practice of law as a public health CBPR researcher at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and as a medical trainee. She is a distinguished Paul Ambrose Public Health Scholar and has been recognized for her provision of respite care to children impacted by HIV/AIDS, domestically and internationally, and for her many volunteer hours devoted to advocating for and empowering youth in the most vulnerable of circumstances.
Courtney is Founder of The Dawa Investment Network, Inc., a national investment group of 125+ black women physicians, the President of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee of the Boston Bar Association and a Young Philanthropist with The Philanthropy Connection. She has more than 11 years of non-profit board service, including service with Boston CASA, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Student National Medical Association and Howard University, Inc.
About City Awake
City Awake works to empower the next generation of Greater Boston leaders through programming that builds community and engages young professionals in dialogue about the most pressing issues facing our region. Through this work, we hope to deepen their connections to the broader business and civic communities and recognize their important contributions to our thriving economy.