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March 31, 2022

Boston Park Plaza Hotel
Boston, MA

5:00 - 6:00PM - Check-In and Networking Reception
6:00PM - Dinner, Awards Ceremony, and Keynote with Abby Wambach


NEHRA's 2021 Virtual Gala:


NEHRA's Diversity & Inclusion Awards Gala is a time to reflect on and celebrate the power of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. We look forward to celebrating our 2022 Scholarship Winners as well as our Frank X. McCarthy Diversity Champion at this year's Gala, being held on March 31, 2022 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.

To honor the work of former NEHRA Board Member Norma Kornegay Clarke, we will present three Scholarship Awards, to Massachusetts high school seniors who value education, promote harmony and respect diversity. We thank our generous sponsors who made this possible.

Keynote Speaker: Abby Wambach


Abby Wambach to headline NEHRA’s 25th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Awards Gala

FIFA World Cup Champion, activist and best-selling author, Abby Wambach will share team-building wisdom and new rules for leaders.

Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup Champion, and the highest all-time international goal scorer among both male and female soccer players. She was the United States’ leading scorer in the 2007 and 2011 Women’s World Cup tournaments and the 2004 and 2012 Olympics. Off the field, Wambach is an activist for equality and inclusion, and the author of The New York Times bestsellers Forward: A Memoir and WOLFPACK.

Abby is also co-founder of Wolfpack Endeavor, an organization which is revolutionizing leadership development for women in the workplace and beyond, through her champion mindset, individualized coaching, and team-bound focus.



The Norma K. Clarke Scholarship Awards are given in honor of Norma Kornegay Clarke, former member of NEHRA's Board of Directors and passionate HR/Diversity Professionals. The awards are each in the amount of $5,000 and are presented to Massachusetts-based high school seniors who demonstrate academic responsibility, perform community service, offer a helping hand to fellow students and promote harmony among diverse groups.

Submissions are now closed. Stay tuned for details on our winners!



Interested in being a sponsor at the Gala? Email Tracy at tracy@nehra.com

Thank you to our 2022 Gala Sponsors:

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