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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, 20232022 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 GK 50, Boston’s Most Influential People of Color in Healthcare and Life Sciences;  GK25, Boston’s 25 Most Influential Millennials of Color; The GK50 Attorneys; Boston’s 50  Most Influential Attorneys of Color; GK25LGBTQ+,The 25 Most Influential LGBTQ+ People of Color; 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.




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.

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