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Colette A.M.Phillips
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Described as “savvy,” “dynamic,” “a pioneer” and “visionary,” Ms. Phillips is President and CEO of Colette Phillips Communications, Inc/CPCGlobal, one of the Northeast’s leading boutique PR and marketing communications firms;
A risk-taker and enterprising person, Ms. Phillips refuses to be defined or confined by traditional barriers of gender and race. First is a word frequently associated with Ms. Phillips. She was the first woman appointed as press secretary to a Prime Minister in the Eastern Caribbean. In 1986, she founded Colette Phillips Communications, Inc. becoming the first person of color to launch a successful public relations and marketing communications company in the Boston/New England region. She and her company design strategies that help companies expand both their market share and bottom line by effectively engaging all consumer segments domestically and globally including the fastest growing consumer segments ----Women, Blacks, Hispanics,Asians and immigrants. Ms.Phillips also serves as a leadership development and personal brand coach for both C- and mid-level executives.
Ms. Phillips is widely respected and recognized for her amazing ability to build bridges and create cross-cultural and inter-racial social networks and connections. The Boston Globe named her on it’s A-List of Must Have people at charitable events calling her A "Social Connector".
She is the author of 21 Steps for Women to Win, an inspirational Savvy Business Woman’s Primer” for women entrepreneurs and professional women. In 2000, and 2006 her company published Kaleidoscope, Boston’s first and only comprehensive multicultural resource directory. Both editions received rave reviews from the media, individual users and corporations. Boston Magazine hailed it “the ultimate networking tool, for people often left out the network.” In 2008, she founded yet another first --Get Konnected! Boston’s first and only urban professional and business networking event that brings together professionals, business executives and entrepreneurs of diverse cultures, across industries and sectors for networking and to foster business relationships.
She is the recipient of numerous awards and recognition for her business and civic contributions. Including an Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree, the 2013 National Race Amity Medal of Honor, The Antigua Girls High School’s NY-USA Alumni Association 2012 Leadership and Service Award For Outstanding Achievement in Public Relations and Marketing Communications; Whittier Street Health Center’s 2012 Saving the Health of Our Community Award; Diversity Business cited her as A Woman to Watch in 2011; The Mayor of Boston and the Office of New Bostonians honored her with its Community Leadership Award for her contributions toward making Boston a more welcoming and inclusive city for all of its citizens.
She has been cited as one of Boston’s 40 Most Fabulous People and one of the 100 most Powerful women in Boston by Boston Magazine. She has also been listed as one of the 100 Most powerful people in Boston by both Boston Herald and Boston Magazine.
She serves on the board of Trustees of Mass General Hospital, Eastern Bank, the Board of Directors of the American Jewish Committee New England Chapter and the Board of Overseers of Emerson College.

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Despite Progress, Still Much to Be Done: Reflections on Dr. King's Birthday and 50th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 1:40 PM

Had he lived, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be 86. As we prepare to celebrate his birthday we should be mindful that this year also commemorates two significant historic milestones in American history - the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and the Selma March. Dr. King, in...

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America's Table: Thanksgiving a Celebration of America's Pluralism

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 1:43 PM

In just one week families and friends all across America will come together to celebrate that uniquely American holiday known as Thanksgiving. While there will be the traditional dishes of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes, some of the foods and side dishes at the Thanksgiving table, much like...

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7 Ways For Women to Win and Succeed in Business

(6) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 8:18 PM

1.You Can't Do Or Have It . One of the downfall of many business and professional women is the "Superwoman Complex." Once you hang up the Superwoman cape and the Wonderwoman belt and recognize and accept this fact, your job will get a whole lot easier. Every successful person needs...

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7 Ways to Success-Proof Your Career and Your Brand

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 1:42 PM

1. Have a Plan: If you to fail to plan, you plan to fail. Motivational speaker and life coach, Anthony Robbins, says it best, "If you don't have your own plan, someone else is going to make you fit into their plan."

Looking for a promotion? Thinking about a...

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Women and People of Color Are the Missing Link on Corporate Boards: What Massachusetts Could Teach Corporate America

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 1:36 AM

America ranks 9th in the world, slightly ahead of Israel, a much smaller country, when it comes to women on corporate boards. According to the nonprofit organization Catalyst, women hold only 17 percent of corporate board seats and that figure has not changed in eight years. The Alliance for Board...

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Mind Your Manners Tips for Effective Cross-Cultural Communications

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 7:12 PM

Communicating across cultures in the business world can often be confusing and uncertain, but it doesn't need to be. With a little bit of homework and open-mindedness you can avoid some of the barriers, pitfalls and potential faux pas when communicating cross culturally. As the founder of Get Konnected --...

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Creating a New Normal: White Men at the Diversity Table

(1) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 2:34 PM

Against the backdrop of today's highly competitive and fast changing global marketplace coupled with America's changing demographics, diversity and inclusion should be viewed not solely as a moral imperative, but from a perspective of enlightened self-interest and profitability. Because White men are the majority decision makers in the "C" suites...

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The Art of Schmoozing: How Networking Really Works!

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 5:02 PM

Ask any successful person and they will tell you that networking is a key element in moving one's career forward. Your network is your networth. The art of developing powerful relationships can do wonders for one's career and business. Research shows that the best jobs are never advertised and 85%...

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Multiculturalism: Good for the Bottomline and Your Gateway to Global Markets

(1) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 11:36 AM

In today's highly competitive, volatile global marketplace, the most recent census figures offer compelling evidence that U.S. corporations, in their aggressive pursuit of overseas markets for their products and services, may be overlooking a multicultural consumer market gold mine in their own backyards.

New population estimates were...

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You Are Your Brand!

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 11:26 AM

People are drawn to, and influenced by, individuals who communicate authentically, connect with people, and have immediate impact. In today's highly competitive workplace and marketplace, establishing and building a personal brand is a critical success factor to career and business advancement. Everyone, whether you recognize it or not, already has...

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