Business columnist

Shirley Leung

Shirley Leung is a columnist and associate editor at the Boston Globe.

She has written on everything from the intersection of business and politics to gender and diversity issues in the workplace. She has been a three-time finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award for Commentary. In 2018, Boston Magazine named her to its list of the “100 Most Influential People in Boston.”

Shirley is also a contributor to WGBH’s “Boston Public Radio” and “Greater Boston,” as well as a regular guest on New England Cable News.

Previously, Shirley served as the Globe’s interim editorial page editor. She also has been the Globe’s business editor, where she oversaw its award-winning coverage of the 2008 financial crisis.

Prior to the Globe, Shirley was a staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal. A graduate of Princeton University, she started her career at her hometown paper, The Baltimore Sun.

Latest stories

When power shifts in Boston, the establishment gets uncomfortable — and that’s a good thing

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The establishment isn’t used to being asked to take a back seat on anything.

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City is spending more with minority- and women-owned businesses, but still lags its peers

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New numbers the administration is presenting Monday to the City Council indicate a modest improvement in awarding contracts to businesses owned by women and people of color.

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‘What can I do?’: 19 Black and brown business leaders want to drive a movement to end racial inequities

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The New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund expects to begin issuing out grants in a few months to organizations working on racial equity and social justice matters.

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Racial justice begins with corporate America righting economic wrongs

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Let’s be clear: Money alone won’t eradicate four centuries of systemic racism.