This fall’s municipal elections were historic given the unprecedented number of women of color who sought local office in Massachusetts. We are now witnessing an opening of the electoral process to a more diverse pool of candidates in Boston and beyond, writes Ann Bookman, Delia Rodriguez-Masjoan and Ileana Cintrón.
Bio-medical firms across the country are working on solutions that would allow obese Americans to control their own appetites without having to undergo more complicated bariatric surgery, writes Dr. Scott Shikora, director of the Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
A new program called “100% Talent: The Boston Women’s Compact’’ will help close the wage gap, write Victoria A. Budson of the Harvard Kennedy School, Cathy Minehan of Simmons College, and Alison A. Quirk of State Street Corporation.
Nichols College president Susan West Engelkemeyer addresses the growing crisis in confidence over the value of a college education and the even faster growing trajectory of college tuiton and student debt.
The next Boston mayor needs to focus on the established small businesses that can truly grow jobs, revenue, and our neighborhoods, write Jean Horstman, CEO of Interise, and Glynn Lloyd, CEO of City Fresh Foods in Roxbury.
Elaine Weiss of the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education and former Boston Public Schools superindent discuss Massachusetts’s success using Race to the Top funding, compared to other states that have not seen the same level of success.