Lawrence P. Ward Named One of the Most Influential Business Leaders of Color

Lawrence P. Ward, Babson College’s vice president and dean of campus life, was named one of the 50 Most Influential Business Leaders of Color for Boston’s western suburbs.

The list was put together by the Charles River Regional Chamber, which champions businesses and nonprofits in Boston’s western suburbs, and Get Konnected!, a cross-cultural networking organization in Boston.

Lawrence P. Ward
Lawrence P. Ward, Babson’s vice president and dean of campus life

According to organizers, the list aims to “shine a light on the remarkable, but too often unnoticed and overlooked, business people of color and the companies that are making a difference in Greater Boston’s western suburbs.” Honorees were chosen by a panel of judges from a field of about 200 nominations.

“It’s a wonderful honor to be recognized by the Charles River Regional Chamber and Get Konnected! in such a professionally impactful and personally meaningful way,” Ward said of the recognition. “I have always felt an incumbent responsibility to use my leadership position and platform to make a positive contribution in the community where I live and work.”

This is the second time that Ward was named to the prestigious list. He made the original list in 2020, which organizers said has since served as a resource for organizations seeking new employees, board members, and thought leaders across the region.

The new list, organizers said, acts as a “measure of not just where we are, and how far we’re come, but how much further we must go.”

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