20th Annual
Women's Breakfast

October 25, 2018 – 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

October 25, 2018 – 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Join us for our 20th Annual Women’s Breakfast
Sponsored by:

Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Boston Marriott Copley Place.


This year’s guest speaker, Jeannette Walls, is best-selling author of “The Glass Castle,” one of the most highly anticipated major motion pictures of 2017. From the pages of her #1 New York Times best-selling book and the critically-acclaimed recently released film, Jeannette Walls moves you to realize the power of the human spirit as she inspires courage in the face of new and longstanding fears, and reveals how our weaknesses can be our greatest strengths.

A celebrated author, Jeannette is best known for her best-selling memoir, “The Glass Castle,” which details her life growing up in extreme poverty and the tale of her emergence from it. Named by Amazon in 2017 as one of the top 10 books of the decade, her inspiring story was brought to the big screen in one of the most highly-anticipated major motion pictures of the year starring Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts and Brie Larson as Jeannette.


2018 Event Committee

Co-Chairs: Michelle Hicks & Daniele Serafini

Mickey Ahearn
Egan Cammack
Barbara Elia
Meaghan Hooper-Berdik
Sue O’Connell*
Shanna O’Reilly
Janice Sturchio*
Karen Walsh*

*denotes Horizons Board member

20th Annual Women’s Breakfast Sponsors

Achieving the Impossible

Coloring Outside the Lines

Strengthening Our Families

Advocating for Change

Achieving the Impossible
MFS Investment Management

Coloring Outside the Lines
Sandy & Paul Edgerley
Health Advances LLC
Linda Mason* & Roger Brown
Mazzella Family Charitable Fund,
Lauren* & Joseph Mazzella

Strengthening Our Families
Bain Capital Community Partnership
Tim & Debb Diggins
Michael* & Barbara Eisenson
Susan Whitehead*

Advocating for Change
Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Old Ironsides Energy, LLC
Kate* & Ford O’Neil
Ropes & Gray, LLP
Luly & Maurice* Samuels
Turner Construction Company

Inspiring Imagination
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Eaton Vance
Barbara Elia
Matt Epstein* & Deborah Hiatt
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares
Commodore Builders
Courtney & Michael Forrester
Financial Engines
Manganaro Northeast, LLC
Pamela Mann & David Baron
Northwestern Mutual Boston
Barbara Shapiro*
studioMLA Architects
Laurie & Peter Thomsen
Martha & Anthony Vorlicek
Linda J. Wondrack

Building Bright Futures
Susie & Scott Allen
Bank of America/U.S. Trust
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Burns & Levinson LLP
Charles River Associates
Cushman & Wakefield
Edelstein & Company LLP
Glenn* & Kim Engler
GW & Wade, LLC
Hemenway & Barnes LLP
Michelle & Cam Hicks
NBC Sports Boston
New England Legal Search, Ltd.
Shanna O’Reilly
Piper Jaffray & Co.
Joan & Edward Shankle
Kerry & Brendan Swords

Table Captains
Laura Levitt Beaudry
Brown Rudnick LLP
Terry Burgess
Holly Carson
Anna Chetoukhina & Jennifer Hunnewell
Lori Colella*
Neil Constable
Ryan Debin*, MyGym of Greater Boston
Jill Goldberg, Hudson Interior Designs
Carolyn Haley
Tracey Keenan & Nicole Zimmerman
Chris Kirk
Amy Kramer
Kate Lubin* & Glendon Sutton
Scott & Diane Lopez
Amy Mizner
Amy & D.J. Morse
Erin Murphy
Sue* & Dan O’Connell
Page Palmer & Stephen Butkus
Audrey Epstein Reny
Daniele & John Serafini
Molly K. Shannon
Valerie Shey
Paula E. Smith
Catherine Sommers
David Sprows
Janice* & Rich Sturchio
Karen Walsh*

For more information about the event, please contact us.
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