Denise BarrantSteering Committee Member at The Color of Biotech Massachusetts
The Color of Biotech Massachusetts creates a community for professionals of color within Greater Boston’s growing Biotechnology sector that fosters collaboration, networking, support and innovation through BioDiversity networking events. This community fosters and promotes diversity and inclusion as a means to increase both the number of professionals of color in Biotechnology and their career satisfaction. In 2017 a group of professionals of color from Biogen, Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme, Shire and Vertex came together to create a networking opportunity for people of color working primarily in the Kendall Square and the Seaport areas, both of which have quickly become global hubs of scientific innovation and business opportunity. While many people of color are working in Biotech and Pharma, there are not many opportunities for us to come together for business networking, social exchange and development. From R&D and manufacturing to sales and HR to legal and finance there are many people of color working and thriving in Biotech and Pharma.