History, Founding & Current Corporate Sponsors

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

History of the MABLN and Founding Corporate Sponsors

Originally established in 2010 as the Work Without Limits B2B Network, the MABLN evolved from a handful of leading employers looking for a peer-to-peer network in which they could, as a business community, positively impact the employment of people with disabilities.

In 2012 and under advisement from the B2B Network members, Work Without Limits introduced its Corporate Sponsorship program as a way to sustain the business network beyond initial federal grant funding. Twelve companies that represent a diverse mix of industries within the Commonwealth quickly joined to become the B2B Network’s Founding Corporate Sponsors.

Each of these organizations share the commitment and dedication to employ people with disabilities within each of their organizations. In 2016, the Work Without Limits B2B Network was approved as the Massachusetts affiliate of the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and became the Massachusetts Business Leadership Network (MABLN).

Work Without Limits B2B Network Founding Sponsors include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Clarks Companies, N.A., Eastern Bank, Fidelity Investments, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, John Hancock, MIT Sloan Executive Education, National Grid, Professional Staffing Group, State Street, The TJX Companies, Inc. and the University of Massachusetts Medical School.


Current Corporate Sponsors

We are honored by these organizations continued commitment to the Work Without Limits mission and are looking forward to our continued partnerships as we strive to reach our overarching goal.