Welcome to the second edition of Inclusion: Perspectives on Career Advancement.

In our latest contribution to the discussion on workplace diversity, we focus our attention on science and technology. From a wonderful profile written by Sandra Larson on Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister, the woman selected by Gov. Deval Patrick to run the state’s Life Sciences Center, to our cover story on the National Society of Black Engineers, written by Robin Hamilton, this issue celebrates the curious among us.

For those not inclined to pursue careers in science-related fields, don’t fret. We have a provocative piece by Pulitzer prize winning journalist Kenneth Cooper on the Commonwealth Compact’s efforts to diversify corporate Boston. And there’s the city itself. Journalist Reynolds Graves tells the story of high-ranking Boston officials and their tough job of selling the city as a place to live — even after college graduation.

Of course, we have our usual departments, including a historical look at Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina and third woman to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice. And this issue’s Resource Guide has even more names and contacts for building your own network of professional colleagues.

Feel free to send your comments or experiences to the Bay State Banner website ( Inclusion only works when we’re all in it together.


Howard Manly
Executive Editor

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