Be Bold Speaker Series

The Goodnow Library Foundation launched its popular Be Bold Speaker Series in 2017. The aim of these evenings is to educate and connect members of our community through sharing viewpoints and discussion. Since then, the GLF has coordinated 10 events featuring approximately 20 speakers and bringing in approximately 500 audience members. The GLF’s goal in starting this series has always been to showcase our community.

Since 2017, the GLF has offered the following Be Bold programs:

SEPTEMBER 11, 2017  RE-ENTERING THE WORKFORCE

  • Sharon Kan, CEO & co-founder of Pepperlane
  • Samantha Karustis, Asst. Principal, Cyrus E. Dallin Elementary
  • Katelyn Klapper, CEO of College Options
  • Marybeth Madigan, founder of MB, Ink
  • Bonnie Morrissey, founder of Bonnie’s Bootcamp
  • Kim Urquhart, owner Laurel Grove

JANUARY 9, 2018  INSPIRING INNOVATORS

  • Stephen Brackett, Downeast Holdings, LLC
  • Jeff Bell, Sterilis, LLC
  • Kevin ten Brink, KT2 Design Group
  • Rob Kornblum, Coach & Author
  • Mike Trioano, G20 Ventures

MAY 11, 2018  BE MINDFUL: MINDFUL LIVING FOR BUSY PEOPLE

  • Marilyn Taylor, Life Coach
  • Cynthia Gramer, Spiritual Advisor

MAY 22, 2018  BE MINDFUL: MINDFUL LIVING FOR BUSY PEOPLE

  • Lisa Campbell, Sohum Yoga and Meditation
  • Yana Bloomstein, Wellness Walks
  • Eric Bloomstein, Special Education Expert
  • Samela St. Pierre, Artist/ Yoga Teacher
  • Pat St. Pierre, Artist

OCTOBER 23, 2018  BE BOLD: TELLING YOUR STORY

  • Ruth-Anne Adams, Chef & Restauranteur
  • Jill Dixon, President, Taly
  • Jen Maseda, Founder, Metrowest Conference for Women
  • Liz Sower, Creator, Ghost in the Burbs podcast
  • Kerri Tabasky, Writer & Public Speaker, COO, Boston Podcast
  • Amanda Walters, Realtor @ Coldwell Banker

 

JANUARY 8, 2019  BE BOLD: ART & SCIENCE

  • Michele Clamp, PhD: Artist & Scientist; Co-Founder, witnix & Michele Clamp Art
  • Kim Kanki, PhD: Operations Manager, Global Clinical Biomarkers & Companion Diagnostics, EMD Serono
  • Yvette Monstad: Babacool Arts
  • Elizabeth Moy: Founder, Blueprint Projects
  • Ruchi Newman, PhD: Research Specialist, The Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT & Harvard
  • Renata Pomponi, PhD: Sanctuary Director, Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Wendy Puryear, PhD: Senior Research Associate, Cummings Veterinary School at Tufts University
  • Janice Corkin Rudolf: Sculptor
  • Jeanne Rosier Smith: Artist, National Workshop Instructor & Owner, Jeanne Rosier Smith Pastel Studio

** You may view a recording of this event HERE. **

 

MARCH 12, 2019  BEING BOLD OUTSIDE THE BOX

  • Kristen Flynn: Technical Product Associate, Atrium Innovations Inc.
  • Helen LeMoine: Executive Director, Leadership MetroWest
  • Karen Morales:Founder, Marketing Magnet
  • Giulietta “Julie” Nardone: Writer, Painter, Untrainer
  • Brandale Randolph: Founder and Owner, 1854 Cycling Company
  • Brendyn Schneider: Professional Storyspinner & Job Search Workshop Instructor

** You may view a recording of this event HERE. **

 

SEPTEMBER 17, 2019  BOLDLY PARENTING TODAY

  • Christina Granahan, PCC, LICSW
  • Drew Carter, Holy Cross
  • Jen Gabel, ABRHS
  • Beth Rodgers-Kay, Brandeis
  • Andrew Shen, RJ Grey JHS
  • Dan Schuler, LSRHS

 

JANUARY 14, 2020  BE BOLD: A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Alexandra Vecchio: Climate Change Program Director, Mass Audubon
  • Rami Alwan: Chair of the Energy and Sustainability Committee, Town of Sudbury
  • Beth Suedmeyer: Environmental Planner, Planning & Community Development Department, Town of Sudbury

You may find the slides from their presentations linked here:  Alexandra Vecchio and Town of Sudbury

** You may view a recording of this event HERE. **

 

JANUARY 19, 2021  BE BOLD: GET OUTSIDE, in partnership with Sudbury Valley Trustees

The Goodnow Library Foundation was delighted to partner with Sudbury Valley Trustees for 2021’s first Be Bold event on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 7 pm via Zoom. Did you ever wonder how our local wildlife are adapted to survive a New England winter? Join Dan Stimson, Assistant Director of Stewardship at Sudbury Valley Trustees, to learn about our local conservation areas and the wildlife that live there. Discover what animals you are likely to see along the trails during winter.

** If you missed this event, you may view the recording HERE. **

 

FEBRUARY 9, 2021  BE BOLD: GET OUTSIDE, in partnership with Sudbury Valley Trustees, in partnership with Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm

The Goodnow Foundation Library partnered with Mass Audubon for Backyard Science: Expanding outdoor engagement for adults and children through community science.

If you missed this event, you may view the recording HERE

 

 

MARCH 2, 2021  BE BOLD, GET OUTSIDE, GROW FOOD!

On March 2, we were happy to host the next event in our Be Bold “Get Outdoors” series: Be Bold, Get Outside, Grow Food! with Hannah Traggis. This program featured Hannah Traggis from Aurelia’s Garden, a nonprofit food pantry garden in Wayland. Aurelia’s Garden was founded with the mission of volunteers growing fresh and nutritious produce to address local food insecurity.
Have you ever considered starting your own food garden? In this workshop we will cover the basics of starting a garden in general, with specific considerations for growing all types of food plants. Topics covered will include selecting a site for success, soil preparation demystified, plant specific requirements, planting and maintaining the garden, and harvest techniques that will keep your plants producing food through the fall. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions throughout the presentation.

Hannah Traggis is the Vice President of Aurelia’s Garden Inc. and principal scientist for the Freed Seed Federation. She is also the Horticultural Manager for Terrascapes Landscape Design’s Fine Gardening division and served as Senior Horticulturist for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for 5 years.

** If you missed this event, you may view the recording HERE. **