21st Annual
Women's Breakfast



October 17, 2019
8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Boston Marriot Copley Place
Guest speaker, Tara Westover, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Educated

 Tara Westover is an American historian and writer known for her unique and courageous education journey. She was born to Mormon survivalist parents opposed to public education. Tara never attended school. She spent her days working in her father’s junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother. Until Tara decided to get education and experience the world outside of her community.
Tara taught herself enough mathematics, grammar, and science to take the ACT and was admitted to Brigham Young University. She was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom and continued learning for a decade, graduating magna cum laude from Brigham Young University in 2008 and subsequently winning a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She earned an MPhil from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2009, and in 2010 was a visiting fellow at Harvard University. She returned to Cambridge, where she was awarded a PhD in history in 2014.
Her new book, Educated, is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a story that gets to the heart of what education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it.  Educated was long-listed for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence and had spent 32 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list.

Thank You To Our 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
Molly K. Shannon
Turner Construction Company
Version 2.0 Communications

Inspiring Imagination
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares
Commodore Builders
Eaton Vance
Barbara Elia
Matt Epstein* & Deborah Hiatt
Courtney & Michael Forrester
Financial Engines
Manganaro Northeast, LLC
Pamela Mann & David Baron
Sarah* & Dana Nielsen
Northwestern Mutual Boston
Barbara Shapiro*
studioMLA Architects
Sullivan & McLaughlin Companies
Laurie & Peter Thomsen
Susan and Michael Thonis
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
John Hancock
NBC Sports Boston
New England Legal Search, Ltd.
Shanna O’Reilly
Piper Jaffray & Co.
Joan & Edward Shankle
Kerry & Brendan Swords
Wolverine Worldwide Women’s Resource Group

Table Captains
Laura Levitt Beaudry
Terry Burgess
Bronwen Carroll
Holly Carson
Anna Chetoukhina & Jennifer Hunnewell
Lori Colella Deninger*
Neil Constable
Ryan Debin*, MyGym of Greater Boston
Jill Goldberg, Hudson Interior Designs
Carolyn Haley
Jennifer Harrington, HATCH
Desmond Havlicek
Diane Hessan
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
Valerie Shey
Paula & Drew Smith
Catherine Sommers
David Sprows
Janice Sturchio*
Karen Walsh*

Additional Contributors
Beverly Berman & Jeffery Backerman
Brown Rudnick LLP
Paul & Cindy Gamble
HUB International
Carmen Lederer
Philadelphia Insurance

Donors of Goods and Services
Boston Marriott Copley Place

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