The Diverse Future gives rising stars of color the tools to excel as leaders in their industries.

Established 2014

Each year, a select, small cohort is nominated to participate in The Diverse Future programs. These programs include exclusive off-the-record, week-long immersive retreats at a world-class facility; instruction from industry senior executives, Harvard Business School professors, and cutting-edge business leaders; access to mentoring and career coaching; and a lifetime of invaluable networking opportunities.

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Instructors at the top of their field from the finest institutions.

Our instructors return year after year, and have developed specialized lessons tailored exclusively to our program.

Roger Bolton

Roger Bolton

Arthur W. Page Society

"Keep eyes open for new opportunities and don’t be afraid to change."

Calvin Sims
Charlie Kim
Denise Hill
Peter McDermott
Charlene Wheeless
Rochelle L. Ford
Roger Bolton
Rosa J Nuñez
Amber Seikaly
Prof. Joe Bower
Mike Fernandez
M. Scott Havens
Kevin Merida

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What Our Attendees Have to Say

Thank you for believing in me – and in us. This week has been incredible. What a great way to meet and learn from our peers. I cannot wait to “pay it forward.”
I will remember and cherish this incredible week for the rest of my life.
This experience has been life changing and career shifting. Thank you for selflessly helping us unlock our full potential.


The Diverse Future is designed to build a pipeline of senior executives of color. We assemble some of the most accomplished professionals as instructors and mentors, exploring topics that prepare participants to make a difference within their own firms, and beyond, as they rise to leadership positions. At our exclusive week-long retreats, attendees receive instruction from world-class leaders and Harvard Business School professors, participate in off-the-record panels with special guests, create career plans, fine-tune important skills, and share meals and conversation with potential mentors at the highest level of their businesses, along with their cohort of professional peers.

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Kevin Merida
Editor-in-Chief, The Undefeated
"Serving as a regular presenter for The Diverse Future program is among the most rewarding experiences of my career. There is nothing more important in our profession than building a more diverse, inclusive media leadership cohort. The superb talent of the participants, the intimacy of the environment, the candor and quality of the discussions, make this week-long retreat in the Berkshires one of the best and most unique in the country."



A partnership with the Arthur W. Page Society, The Diverse Future - Communications offers rising communications executives of color an opportunity to explore topics that prepare them to make a difference within their own firms and beyond, as they climb to leadership positions. As businesses operate in a global ecosystem, it is critical for them to understand and reflect diverse perspectives. Greater focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) within corporate communications teams, especially at the higher levels, is vital to the future of the profession and its businesses.

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News and information remain the lifeblood of American democracy; media organizations are one of the mirrors by which the nation sees its challenges, opportunities, and future. A lack of diversity in media management has sometimes led to biased and inaccurate coverage of communities of color. In addition, as U.S. demographics change, news outlets need multicultural decision-makers to remain financially robust and socially relevant. The Diverse Future - News is committed to addressing these challenges by training and promoting executives and journalists of color to prepare them for leadership roles within the industry.

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Alumni Success Program

The Diverse Future works directly with participants beyond the week-long retreat, providing career coaching, organizing alumni events, facilitating mentor and mentee relationships, and acting as an ongoing and ever-strengthening professional network for people of color in the media and communications industries.

More than

of attendees

Promoted within six months of attending the program.

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