The publication honors companies and businesspeople for their leadership in promoting inclusiveness and economic opportunity. This year’s event was held Wednesday, October 22, at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.
Motley was recognized in his capacity as a role model.
“Diversity is not only important in business, it’s good for business,” said Gale Murray, publisher of the Boston Business Journal. “We applaud these individuals and companies for creating an inclusive and innovative workforce.”
Motley has served as chancellor of UMass Boston since 2007, leading the most diverse university in New England, and one of the most diverse public universities in the United States. UMass Boston students hail from more than 140 countries and speak 90 languages.
Under his leadership, UMass Boston created an Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and is a leader in diversity, access, and excellence.
In 2011, 2012, and 2013, Motley was named to the Boston Business Journal's "Power 50" list of Boston-area influencers. He was also chosen by The Boston Globe as one of a dozen local leaders in health care, politics, religion, technology, and academia who have used ingenuity and creativity to promote diversity for its 2012 "Diversity Boston" list.