Take the Lead Career Summit

The Take the Lead Summit is designed to engage students, especially from diverse backgrounds, and professionals within the sports business on conversations related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and how to create a more diverse front office staff.

Student participants are also able to gain insights on working in the sports and entertainment industry, network with a wide variety of professionals from different teams and departments, and use the resources provided to help launch them into a successful post-graduate experience.



Students and Young Professionals (18+) interested in learning more about the sports and entertainment industry are welcomed to join the 4th Annual Take the Lead Career Summit. We look forward to an evening of networking and discussion to learn from one another and to emphasize the importance of a diverse and accepting place in the work environment.

Business Professional Attire Encouraged

All attendees* will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to the Friday, September 22nd Red Sox Game
All attendees* will be entered to win two (2) complimentary tickets to a mutually agreeable game for the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins, and Revolution

*Must be present to win. Raffle prizes will be drawn throughout the networking portion of the event and there will be 5 separate winner.

Meet Our Keynote Speaker

Paul Francisco
Patriots Alumni
Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Workforce Development Programs
State Street Corporation
Click Here to Learn more about Paul

Meet Our Panelists

Swipe and click each panelist to see their bio
Alejandro Auffant (he/him/El)
Executive Office Associate
Boston Red Sox
Chloe Ferrucci (she/her)
HR Generalist
Boston Bruins & TD Garden
Amelia Hirtle
Team Administrative Coordinator
NE Revolution
Jay Robinson
Group Sales Account Manager
Boston Celtics
Andrew Wallace
Aide to the SVP of Business Affairs
New England Patriots
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The Boston Professional Sports teams are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone to enjoy. We commit to fostering a diverse office experience and welcome conversations and collaborations focusing around diversity, equity, and inclusion.