Women's Breakfast



October 17, 2019
8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

The Westin 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.

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Achieving the Impossible

Coloring Outside the Lines
Sandy & Paul Edgerley
Linda Mason* & Roger Brown
Mazzella Family Charitable Fund, Lauren* & Joseph Mazzella
Barbara & Ed Shapiro

Strengthening Our Families


Tim & Debb Diggins
Barbara & Michael* Eisenson
Susan Whitehead*

Advocating for Change

Kate* & Ford O’Neil
Luly & Maurice* & Samuels
Molly K. Shannon


Inspiring Imagination
Susie & Scott Allen
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Pamela Mann & David Baron
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares
Commodore Builders
Eaton Vance
Fotene & Tom Demoulas
Barbara Elia
Matt Epstein* & Deborah Hiatt
Sarah & Dana Nielsen
Northwestern Mutual Boston
StudioMLA Architects
Sullivan & McLaughlin Companies
Kerry & Brendan Swords
Laurie & Peter Thomsen
Martha & Anthony Vorlicek
Linda J. Wondrack

Building Bright Futures
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Burns & Levinson LLP
Cushman & Wakefield
Daniele & John Serafini
Edelstein and Company LLP
Glenn* & Kim Engler
Hemenway & Barnes LLP
Michelle & Cam Hicks
McCall & Almy
NBC Sports Boston
New England Legal Search, Ltd.
Piper Jaffray & Co.
Sue O’Connell*
Shanna O’Reilly
Wolverine Worldwide Women’s Resource Group

Table Captains
David & Jill Adler
Laura Beaudry & Holly Hirst
Holly Carson & Jennifer Hunnewell
Bronwen and Ryan Carroll
David & Nicole Chang
Dyan Goodwin
Reva Fischman & Janet Nahirny
Loren Moran
Anna Chetoukhina & Michelle Morphew
Madeleine Dassule
Ryan Debin*, MyGym of Greater Boston
Courtney & Michael Forrester
Franklin Square House Foundation
Carolyn Haley
Jennifer Harrington, HATCH
Diane Hessan
Dan & Kelly Mahoney
Tracey Keenan
Chris Kirk
Scott & Diane Lopez
Amy & D.J. Morse
Erin Murphy
Page Palmer & Stephen Butkus
Audrey Epstein Reny
Scarpa & Plunkett Families
Catherine Sommers
David Sprows
Janice* Sturchio
Karen Walsh*
Lori Whiting
Allison & Eric Zacharek

Additional Contributors
Robin Amouyal
Paul & Cindy Gamble
HUB International/Colonial Life

Michelle Hicks
Daniele Serafini

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

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