It’s been over three months since stay at home advisories and social distancing protocols abruptly arrived in Massachusetts. Calls for a return to normal and getting “back” to how things once were are growing louder by the day. In recent weeks, protests calling for racial equality and an end to systemic injustice have unfolded across the nation. The disproportionate share of minority populations dying of COVID-19 coupled with recent cases of police brutality, are a catalyst for change that has been long overdue. People are growing restless on every level and for good reason. As business leaders, we have an opportunity to find ways to use this unrest to question the status quo and evaluate where to drive change.
By Jodie Morrison, CEO of Cadent Therapeutics, as part of the From The Trenches feature of LifeSciVC