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Phyllis Barajas Receives The Community Advocacy Award

On October 1st, 2018, Eastern Bank presented Phyllis Barajas, founder and CEO of Conexion, with a Community Advocacy Award. Colleagues, friends, and family members all gathered at the Museum of Science to support Phyllis as she received this recognition.

“Phyllis teaches us how to be better colleagues, provide better workplaces and be better advocates in the community for diversity and inclusion,” shared Bob Rivers, CEO of Eastern Bank. “We are proud to honor her with a Community Advocacy Award.”

Upon accepting her award, Phyllis took a moment to thank everyone who has helped her throughout her journey thus far.

“We couldn’t do the work we do at Conexion without organizations who recognize that the world is changing,” she shared. “Having allies is essential to getting our message out into the community.”

She closed with a parting message for the members of Conexion: “My wish is that you feel compelled to do something bigger than you ever thought you could.”

Hollister is proud to be in partnership with Conexion and to support the work they do in building mid-career mentorship programs for Latino professionals.

Phyllis Barajas, CEO of Conexion

Left to Right: Phyllis Barajas and Kip Hollister

Bob Rivers, CEO of Eastern Bank