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"Wild Dreams" for Peace Islands Institute
February 5, 2022
Omari Aarons joined a panel for the Peace Islands Institute of Boston for a program themed "Honoring Black Leadership" for Black History Month. Aarons spoke on the origins of Black History Month, the debate over critical race theory and the need to dream wildly.
Aarons named 2021 40 Under 40 LGBTQ Leader for North America
January 2, 2021
Aarons Group is excited to announce that our Founder and Managing Partner Omari Jahi Aarons was named a 2021 40 LGBTQ Leader Under 40 by Business Equality Magazine. The list featured young LGBTQ leaders from across North America who are demonstrating exceptional leadership and major contributions in government, corporate, academia, non-profit or small business.
“Aarons admits the experience helped him reveal parts of his truth he didn’t realize were hidden. He had often “felt pulled to be either Black or gay”, as if he existed in parts and not as a whole in many spaces. The sweetness is in knowing what self-empowerment is. For Aarons, it has something to do with defining and establishing what he felt was missing. Being the change the world—his world—needed to see.”
Living Corporate's See It to Be It episode featuring Omari Aarons
December 14, 2020
A few months ago, our Founder and Managing Partner Omari Jahi Aarons sat down with Amy C. Waninger of Lead at Any Level.
Omari discussed his role at Liberty Mutual Insurance, the importance of employee resource groups in his recruiting and onboarding experience, and the formation of the NAAIA Boston Chapter.
Advice for 2020 US Election Day
November 3, 2020
Across the United States and around the world, there are many people invested deeply in the outcome of the presidential election.
This is a hard week to bring your whole self to work.
Aarons Group's Omari Jahi Aarons offered this reminder to be kind to yourself and to others.
Disrupting Ourselves: Inclusion Work Needs You
October 11, 2020
Today, Aarons Group LLC Founder and Managing Partner Omari Jahi Aaronswas published in HR Tech Outlook Magazine for his article: Disrupting Ourselves: Inclusion Work Needs You.
"Take an honest look at your (virtual) table. Who's there and who's not? Go find people to join the conversation and be their champion."
To view the article, click the link below.
Aarons named 2020 Rising Star by Insurance Business America
October 9, 2020
This year’s Rising Stars list highlights 85 such individuals, Omari Jahi Aarons, former director of employee enablement at Liberty Mutual Insurance.
This year’s Rising Stars aren’t settling for playing by the stale rules established by their mostly white, mostly male, mostly older predecessors. Rather, they are harnessing their collective power to reach out to fellow young people, champion the industry’s opportunities and ensure that action is being taken to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace. In the process, they’re building an open and welcoming industry for themselves and anyone else who would like to join.
Dive In Festival: Toward A Racially Just Boston
September 22, 2020
Aarons Group Founder and Managing Partner Omari Jahi Aarons served as the chair and speaker for the 2020 Dive In Festival and spoke at "Toward A Racially Just Boston," which featured Boston’s Mayor Marty Walsh and a roundtable of insurance executives to discuss the urgent need for diversity and inclusion in business, and the responsibility of corporate leaders and governments to partner together.
“We have come together to represent the insurance industry,” Aarons said. “Not the one that is, but the one we are building.”
Insurance Business America announces inaugural Leader of Change issue
September 10, 2020
Insurance Business America recognized 30 racially diverse leaders in the insurance industry in its inaugural Leading the Change issue. Aarons Group Founder and Managing Partner Omari Aarons was included in the list for his work as a corporate ERG leader and the inaugural president of the National African American Insurance Association of Boston.
“What the stories of the award winners provide,” says Aarons, who also served on the selection panel to determine award winners, “is a roadmap of how to make a meaningful impact in diversity, equity and inclusion inside the walls of every organization.”
Boston's Chamber announces 2020 Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Award
September 3, 2020
Aarons Group Founder and Managing Partner Omari Jahi Aarons was named one of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce's 2020 Ten Outstanding Young Leaders honorees!
Get to know Omari and the other outstanding young leaders here: https://lnkd.in/eyg7Zpf