Boston While Black Partners with Bain Capital to Support Black Employees, Professionals and Entrepreneurs Throughout Greater Boston
Boston, MA: Boston While Black (or “BWB”) today welcomed Bain Capital, a global private investment firm founded in Boston in 1984, as a corporate partner and equity champion.
The benefits of this new partnership include:
- Boston While Black community memberships to Bain Capital’s Black employees, thereby connecting them to a larger network of Black professionals and engaging them in the city in which they work and live.
- Enhance Bain Capital’s culture and belonging efforts and support the firm’s Black at Bain Capital Employee Network through original Boston While Black programs and events.
- Support recruitment of Black Bostonians into the alternative investment industry, including sharing job opportunities with the 600+ BWB community.
- Connect Bain Capital to Black entrepreneurs in Boston.
“This partnership is deeply aligned with our mission to shape a city where Black people want to live and build their careers,” said Sheena Collier, Founder and CEO at Boston While Black. “With our power, advocacy and agency, Boston While Black and Bain Capital together, will seek to help Boston’s Black employees, professionals, and entrepreneurs make tremendous strides towards creating a more equitable and innovative city.”
“We are inspired by the efforts of Boston While Black to help Black professionals engage and contribute to the culture, economy and vibrancy of Boston. This partnership will only magnify our mission to create lasting, positive impact in the communities in which we live and work and our specific efforts to build a more diverse talent pipeline and deepen our culture of inclusion and belonging at the firm. When diversity, equity and inclusion strategy and vision are done well, with strong partners like BWB, they provide team members with the tools, opportunities, network and sponsorship needed to progress in their careers,” said Victoria Budson, Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Bain Capital.
The partnership aligns with Bain Capital’s multi-pronged social justice and racial equity commitment which included the pledge of more than $100 million from its partners over 10 years to nonprofit organizations focused on social justice, civil rights and racial equality. Bain Capital also launched new partnerships to expand employment and leadership opportunities within the firm and its portfolio companies.
About Bain Capital
Bain Capital is a global private investment firm founded in 1984. Bain Capital has partnered closely with management teams to provide the strategic resources that build great companies and help them thrive. Bain Capital has a global team of nearly 600 investment professionals which creates value for its portfolio companies through its global platform and depth of expertise in key vertical industries including healthcare, consumer/retail, financial and business services, industrials, and technology, media and telecommunications. Bain Capital invests across asset classes including private equity, fixed income, credit, real estate, public equity and venture capital, managing more than $160 billion in total and leveraging the firm’s shared platform to capture opportunities in strategic areas of focus.
About Boston While Black
Boston While Black is the first membership network for Boston-based Black professionals, entrepreneurs and students who are seeking connection and community. Through programs, events and a digital community, they connect members who are active in their local neighborhoods, working at the most innovative companies, building the businesses of the future, attending the area’s universities and shaping the culture of the region. Boston While Black is creating a city where Black people want to live and work because they have the spaces, tools and relationships to find their tribe, grow their network, navigate the city and have fun.