ABOUT GET KONNECTED!
Founded in 2008 as a diversity, equity and inclusion social impact venture, Get Konnected is Boston’s award-winning nationally recognized premier cross-cultural and inclusive business networking event series. We bring together professionals, business and civic leaders and entrepreneurs from all cultures across industries and sectors. Our mission is to curate meaningful cross-cultural business and social connections, enrich professional development, facilitate business and career opportunities, and make Boston a more welcoming and inclusive city. Named by Boston Magazine as Boston’s Best Networking Group in its Best of Boston, 2023, 2022 and 2020, Get Konnected! is also the creator of a series of specialized lists that celebrate, document and showcase the contributions people of color are making to the economic, civic and social fabric of Boston and Massachusetts. These lists include the historic GK100, Boston’s first comprehensive list of the 100 Most Influential People of Color; the historic first time 2023 lists of Boston’s Most Influential Men of Color and Meet Boston’s Most Influential Asian American Pacific Islanders; 2021 Get Konnected! Boston’s Most Impactful Black Women; 50 Most Influential People of Color in Higher Education; the 2023 50 Most Influential Business Leader of Color in the Western Suburb and 2020 50 Most Influential Business Leaders in Boston’s Western Suburbs.
Meet our Founding Partners
Our programs – including in-person and virtual events, career resources, and the GK Market – unleash the power of inclusion, curate cross-cultural business connections, foster career advancement, and facilitate access to opportunity for women and people of color.
GK! JOB HUB
Looking for a new opportunity? Find your dream job with well-known companies in Boston and beyond.
Facilitating access to capital, mentorship, and opportunity for underrepresented startup founders in tech and innovation.
Helping to “connects” students and new graduates to potential employers.
A dedicated team of executive recruiters who focus on helping top companies and nonprofits diversify their senior leadership roles with our exclusive network of high impact professionals of color.
Amplifying brands in Boston and beyond to fuel small business growth and increase their bottom line.
MEET OUR FOUNDER
CEO and Founder, Get Konnected!
Co-Founder and President, The GK Fund
Colette is the President and CEO of Colette Phillips Communications and Founder of Get Konnected! She is an expert in strategy and transformation who is frequently consulted by corporations and Fortune 500 companies helping to establish healthy, inclusive working environments. She has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Boston Business Journal and was named in 2020 among Boston Magazine's 100 Most Influential People. She serves as a trustee to Massachusetts General Hospital and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Jewish Committee, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and Eastern Bank. She holds a BS and MS from Emerson College and a Honorary Doctorate from Mount Ida College.
Chief Strategy Officer, Get Konnected!
President, NAAAP Boston
Program Manager, Get Konnected!
Manager, GK! On Campus
Feature: The 100 Most Influential People in Boston Right Now (74. Colette Phillips)