Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
at Commonwealth Corporation

DEI Statement

As a leader in workforce development, Commonwealth Corporation is committed to having Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion embedded into the programs and services we offer, reflected in the people we impact and our workplace culture. Our vision of a society where upward economic mobility is possible for all—cannot be accomplished alone, but through the collective efforts and support of our staff, partners, board members and the communities in which we live and serve.

We are all in this together

As aspiring champions of this work, CommCorp strives to identify and dismantle historical and existing barriers within systems, policies, and practices in order to create long term economic opportunity and access for all. We are one part of a larger community working to close equity gaps and drive the changes necessary for a thriving, diverse and inclusive workforce.

We lead with Equity

At CommCorp, we strive to increase our impact and productivity by fostering a workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, experiences, and approaches to foster a more productive and impactful CommCorp. We accomplish this by: ​

  • Placing diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to our work and to the well-being of our staff and the communities we serve.
  • Supporting effective program development and building collaborative partnerships that empower and strengthen our communities. ​
  • Balancing systems-wide impact with an explicit focus on the unique needs of individuals and organizations—particularly those belonging to marginalized groups that have been historically excluded from dynamic or innovative systems change.​

We invite our stakeholders to hold us accountable.

We acknowledge the journey to supporting, expanding and investing in an equitable workforce is not always linear. Our goal is two-fold: to learn from the mistakes we are aware of, and to foster an environment that encourages our partners, stakeholders, and employees to hold us accountable. We fully, commit to maintaining a space for uncomfortable conversations that will foster and strengthen our transformation into an authentic dedicated, empathetic and anti-racist organization.

You can't do your best work if you can't be your best self.

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of our Leadership Team self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color.​
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Employees are members of our Social Justice Employee Resource Group

Explore Our DEI Initiatives

From service jobs to CEOs, women’s positions in the workplace have changed dramatically in the past decades. Today, women still face unforeseen challenges. Women are feeling more burnt out than ever. Since the pandemic, more and more women have been represented in senior leadership positions, which is encouraging. However, women now are increasing more burnout than men.
While I learned about Juneteenth years ago, this year was the first year I participated in community festivities and used this time to intentionally reflect on the pain and triumphs of those who made this day possible. Juneteenth weekend, I enjoyed watching films, listening to presentations and performers express their arts of history, telling personal stories, and supporting minority black-owned businesses in Boston.

Commonwealth Corporation is a quasi-public agency that was established in 1996 under the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. 


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