Boston Business Journal
By Grant Welker
October 14, 2021
Being powerful was traditionally reserved for those in corner offices, the executive-suite holders who regularly make or influence key strategic decisions: hiring, spending or acquisitions, for example. Today, power has been distributed to far more people, and influence can emerge from surprising places: someone leveraging social media to level access to health care or using their know-how to bridge the digital divide or access to capital. Even the word itself — “power” — has taken on new meaning in a culture in need of more critical dialogue and calls for equality in all of its forms.
This year’s Power 50 is called “The Movement Makers” because we want to highlight those not only holding positions of traditional power but also those leading from the pack itself, effecting change in communities across the Greater Boston economy and building a better, more prosperous equal area for all.