Meet our champions of diversity
When we asked Globe readers and staffers to tell us about people who deserve recognition for promoting diversity in Massachusetts, the nominations came flooding in for passionate, dedicated folks in almost every field. From the scores of worthy candidates, we singled out 12 who in very different ways — from encouraging women and people of color to run for office, to making corporate boardrooms more inclusive, to ensuring disadvantaged kids have equal access to college — are breaking down barriers and even challenging our very definition of diversity.
Pictured above (from left) in Paul Revere Park in Boston, with the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge in the background, are the Rev. Eric Markman, pastor at Hartford Street Presbyterian Church in Natick; Priti Rao, executive director of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus; and Edward Walker of Independent Consultants of Education.