A national nonprofit founded in 1992
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BellXcel named top women-led business in Massachusetts for second year in a row

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BOSTON For the second consecutive year, BellXcel was named one of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by The Commonwealth Institute and Boston Globe Magazine. Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker was on hand to celebrate BellXcel and other distinguished organizations, representing $50B in revenue and operating budget.

Recognizing women-led businesses for 19 years, the evaluators examined organizations demonstrating strong purpose and performance. Winners met criteria that included management and workplace diversity, innovative initiatives, and customer value and impact. At BellXcel, 58 percent of its workforce are people of color, while women make up 50 percent of its workforce and board of directors.

“We are proud to be recognized as a top women-led business in Massachusetts. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to BellXcel’s success, and we are committed to continuing our long tradition of empowering women at all levels of our organization,” said BellXcel CEO Lauren Sanchez Gilbert, Ed.D.

Founded in 1992 with a vision for all children to excel, the national nonprofit empowers school districts and other youth-serving organizations to optimize their summer and afterschool programs. BellXcel strives to provide users with limitless access to the science of high quality, evidence-based programming and practices.

Dr. Gilbert is leading the charge to develop a first-to-market web-based enterprise solution to bring program delivery and scalability to a whole new level. Each year, as the largest national provider of evidence-based summer programs, BellXcel solutions empower tens of thousands of children and teachers across the country each year. BellXcel is supported through local and national investors, including the Ballmer Group, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, The Deerbrook Charitable Trust, and New York Life Foundation, among others.

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