“EVERY GREAT DREAM BEGINS WITH A
DREAMER. ALWAYS REMEMBER, YOU HAVE
WITHIN YOU THE STRENGTH, THE PATIENCE,
AND THE PASSION TO REACH FOR THE STARS
TO CHANGE THE WORLD.”

HARRIET TUBMAN

“EVERY GREAT DREAM BEGINS WITH A
DREAMER. ALWAYS REMEMBER, YOU HAVE
WITHIN YOU THE STRENGTH, THE PATIENCE,
AND THE PASSION TO REACH FOR THE STARS
TO CHANGE THE WORLD.”

HARRIET TUBMAN

AT SANSORI, WE BELIEVE THAT THE BEST WAY OF LEARNING IS BY DOING

But if we had to pick a close second best, it would be by listening. So, we’ve asked people we admire to share their stories. These leaders come from diverse sectors but all are passionate about what they do and innovative in how they do it. Their journeys illuminate helpful paths, common pitfalls, creative strategies, and remind us how much we can accomplish if we try.


Terena Bell
Terena Bell

CEO, In Every Language

"Translating Opportunity"

The fact that her grandfather didn’t know how to read or write, or that she was the first person in her father’s family to graduate from high school, didn’t stop Terena Bell from pursuing her social entrepreneurship ambition...

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Kyle Berner

CEO, Feelgoodz

"Flip Flop Philanthropy"

Flip flops and social change. That is what Kyle Berner is all about. A New Orleans native, Kyle always loved being barefoot and in flops...

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Lauren Broadhurst

Director, Heathworks Foundation

"Fit to Lead"

Since 1977 Healthworks, Inc. has been providing women with quality fitness centers in the Boston region. Since 1998, Healthworks, Inc., a for-profit, has been channeling its proceeds into a related but separate operation: providing low-cost and free fitness services for women and children...

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Theodore "Dorie" Friend

Former President, Eisenhower Foundation

"The Friendly Unknown"

From publishing a comparative history of the Philippines and Indonesia under Japanese control to serving as President of Swarthmore College, Theodore “Dorie” Friend has followed a storied career path...

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Michael Garjian

Founder, E2M

"The Community Age"

Ever since growing up on a Massachusetts farm, Michael Garjian has been in touch with nature and community. He is known locally and internationally as an inventor, business leader, community developer, and visionary...

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Aparajita Gogoi

Executive Director, Center for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) India

"Slowly But Surely"

Aparajita Gogoi traces her early passion about women's rights back to her mother, who entered the workforce at a time when women in India were discouraged from participating in the workplace...

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Rafael Goldberg

Founder, Interrupcion Fair Trade

"Interrupting Routine"

Rafael Goldberg was a Politics and Philosophy major at New York University. When he heard about a new social movement in Argentina, "Interrupcion", he decided he needed to go and learn about it in person...

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Sabrina Hamilton

Artistic Director, Ko Festival of Performance

"The Art of Collaboration"

For Sabrina Hamilton, theater is the ultimate form of collaboration. She approaches it wearing a variety of hats and swaps tools and tasks with the dexterity of a juggler...

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Holland Hoagland

Sculptor

"Figures Within"

Holland’s sculptures can be as breathtaking in size and scope as they are in their minute realism. For decades she has given exquisite new life to wood, carving faces and animals, dreams and visions...

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Bert Holland

CEO, Prancing Leopard

"Interview Coming Soon..."

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Caroline Howe

Environmental Entrepreneur

"Up and coming"

Anyone who knows Caroline Howe will tell you that they have been inspired by her passion. Anyone who meets her will immediately catch her enthusiasm, as well as her cause: climate change...

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Jo Khalifa

Founder, MoJo Roast

"Conscious Coffee"

Jo Khalifa is a personal coffee roaster. She buys raw coffee and roasts it to order for her customers, factoring in everything from last year’s rainfall in Colombia, to local growing practices, to her customer’s personal preferences...

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Dan Levinson

Co-Founder, Green Village Initiative

"Beyond Equity"

After an extensive career in private equity, Dan Levinson decided to find another outlet for his business talents. Inspired by local sustainability...

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Jeremy Litchfield

CEO, Atayne

"How To Run"

Jeremy Litchfield has always been a runner. But when he was out exercising one day and the dye of his red athletic shirt began to run all over him, he wondered, “what, actually, is this made of?” ...

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Geri Mannion

Program Director, Carnegie Corporation

"The Importance of Being Open"

Like many women in her generation, Geri was expected to become a secretary. That she did, and much more...

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K. McArthur

Founding Partner, Free Range Studios

"A Good Idea to Spread Good Ideas"

Free Range Studios offers web design with a conscience. Its founders, who grew up making creative projects together, needed a way to survive using their talents without selling their souls...

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Ted Ning

Director, LOHAS

"Listen and Learn"

Talking to Ted Ning, it's easy to form an early impression that his success is something that happened to him rather than something he accomplished...

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Tim O'Shea

CEO, Cleanfish

"Telling Clean Stories"

Tim O'Shea has spearheaded traveling theater companies as well as major environmental consulting initiatives. Combining his love for storytelling with his passion for environmental sustainability, he co-founded CleanFish...

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Piruze Sabuncu

Founder, Challenge Project

"A Challenging Startup"

The Challenge Project is an online gaming platform that motivates users to do healthy things like exercise (that's real-world exercise) by providing incentives...

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Ned Tozun

President and Director, d.light design

"The Entrepreneurial Light"

A self-declared “serial entrepreneur,” Ned is hard to pin down. Constantly trotting the world from his current home-base in Hong Kong...

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Phoenix Wang

Co-Founder, Startl

"The Fourth Path"

Startl likes to think of itself as the Sundance Institute for digital learning. It is a not-for-profit organization that identifies and nurtures creative new ideas in digital learning technology...

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Ewa Wojkowska

Co-Founder, Kopernik

"Crowd-funding the Community"

After ten years of working with the UN, the World Bank, and some of the world's largest NGOs, Ewa was frustrated by the lack of innovation in international development. So she stepped up...

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