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Changemakers: Daring Women Leaders

September 7, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Wednesday September 7th from 4PM to 7PM. Includes time to enjoy a glass of wine from the cash bar and explore Alnoba’s ground and art.

They’re the doers and dreamers—three women leaders who transformed their worlds for the better. The poet, activist and expeditionary learning guru who founded a brilliantly successful charter school serving kids in the most challenging neighborhood in Boston. The urban artist-entrepreneur who taught kids to turn their passion into a career. The management, entrepreneurial and organizational whiz who championed to keep Big Sister of Greater Boston as the only Big Brothers Big Sisters of America affiliate that only serves girls and receive their national Agency of the Year Award.

Join us for this intimate and conversational event and rare opportunity to meet these three nationally recognized and soon to be retired wisdom-keepers as they share their stories of pioneering for change against the odds.

About the speakers

Susan Rodgerson – Founder, Artists for Humanity

Susan is an artist, social entrepreneur and founder of Artists for Humanity (AFH).  For 30 years, AFH has provided a place where teens are employed to explore and express their creative abilities.  It has become the largest onsite employer of Boston teens, with 250 employed annually.  Under Susan’s leadership, AFH developed a youth arts facility, the EpiCenter, which was Boston’s first LEED Platinum certified building.  Susan has received numerous awards for her leadership and AFH’s program model has been replicated internationally.

Meg Campbell – Founder, Codman Academy Charter School

Meg is a poet, activist and founder of Codman Academy, an innovative Charter School in Dorchester, which is the only high school in the U.S. located within a community health center.   Codman provides a transformative education and has one of the highest graduation rates in Boston.   Meg also helped found the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail and EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound) A former elected member of the Boston School Committee, Meg continues to push for social justice in her beloved community and beyond.

Deb Re – CEO, Big Sisters Association of Greater Boston

Deb Re is an management and organizational development expert.   For the past sixteen years, she has guided Big Sisters Boston through growth and big changes.  Serving 4,000 girls annually, Big Sisters Boston was recognized by the Big Brothers Big Sisters network with the distinguished Agency of the Year award and it continues to be the only affiliate solely serving girls.   Deb is an unrelenting champion of empowering girls and was named one of the Heroes Among Us by the Boston Celtics and a Woman of Influence by the Boston Business Journal.



September 7, 2022
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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