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

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

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