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The 2021 Building Future Leaders Breakfast will be held virtually!

Event Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 | 8 — 9 a.m.

Join us virtually for a morning of inspiring conversation with fellow Boston business and community leaders to learn more about our Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Club.

Featuring Guest Speaker: Yvonne Garcia, Chief of Staff to State Street CEO

Yvonne Garcia serves as Chief of Staff to State Street’s Chairman and CEO, Ron O’Hanley, as Global Head of Internal Communications, and as Global Head of the CEO Experience Program. In these roles, Yvonne is responsible for setting and operationalizing the Chairman and CEO’s firmwide strategic priorities, the internal communications strategy for State Street, including for over 40,000 employees and executive leadership platforms, and the engagement of our most strategic clients representing over $6B in revenue as part of a program intended to gain insights into how State Street can help clients achieve better investment outcomes for those they serve. Before these roles, Yvonne led State Street’s Global Client Solutions and Implementation team within Investment Management Services (IMS) for close to ten years.

Prior to State Street, Yvonne served as Director of Marketing and Distribution Strategy for Liberty Mutual and as Vice President for Bank of America’s China Construction Bank Strategic Assistance Program. In that role, Yvonne and her team created and implemented over five new Wealth Management Centers throughout China which resulted in over 80 centers currently throughout the country. Yvonne is a fully certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and applies that discipline, rigor, and process to every project on which she deploys.

As an active leader of local and national communities, Yvonne served as the Chairwoman for the largest Latino Professional Organization in the country, ALPFA. Yvonne is also the co-founding Chair of Milagros para Niños, a board at Children’s Hospital in Boston, which has raised more than $14 million in funds for Hispanic children who can’t afford medical care. In addition, Yvonne was appointed by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to serve on the state’s Latino Advisory Commission Board and was also appointed as the Chairwoman for the Greater Boston Chamber’s Women’s Network. Yvonne has been featured in Fortune magazine in partnership with ALPFA as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Latinas in the United States four years in a row and just last year was named Boston Business Journal’s Power 50. This year, Yvonne was recognized by the Boston Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business and by Yahoo Finance on their top 10 HERoes list nationally showcasing leaders who are championing women in business and driving change for gender diversity in the workplace.

Yvonne holds an MBA from Boston University in Finance and Marketing and a BA from SUNY Albany and is a Six Sigma Black Belt. Last year Yvonne was awarded an honorary degree in Doctor of Humane Letters from Cambridge College in Boston, Massachusetts and most recently an honorary degree in Doctor of Commerce from New England School of Business.

An update from last year’s award recipients:

Erick, 2021 Youth of the Year
Erick, a senior at Fenway High School, is a bright young man who was named Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Club’s 2021 Youth of the Year. He earned this title through hard work, program participation, and overall presence at the Club. This year Erick is staying focused and on course with his studies and leadership, as he intends on applying to UMass Boston, Dartmouth, and Amherst.


Destiny, Mya Roget Award
Destiny, recipient of the 2021 Building Future Leaders Mya Roget Award, is currently a sophomore at Boston Collegiate Charter School. During the summer, Destiny worked as a Jr. Staff at Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Club. After graduating high school, Destiny intends on attending a four-year college.


For more information, contact Shari Maestre at 617-506-5391 or

Check out the below video from 2021 Myra H. Kraft Opening Day featuring Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Club members and staff!

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