This past January, our Heading Home community gathered together in celebration and appreciation of the passionate, strong, change-making women in our community. We all were an integral piece of this powerful evening; together, we reflected on what it means to be a part of a community.
Tzurit Or, founder of Tatte Bakery, shared the impact of her journey as an Israeli immigrant and single mother as she fought to make her vision for her bakery and her brand a reality. In a powerful interview by C Space founder, Diane Hessan, both women spoke about the challenge of creating space in a competitive, dynamic landscape, and building their communities from the ground up.
Boston City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George shared the crucial moment in her teaching career that has been her motivation as she works to end family homelessness in Boston. Her authentic passion reminded us of the importance of embracing our femininity, connecting with our passions, and grounding ourselves in our communities.
Shirell, a Heading Home client, reflected on lessons she’s learned from difficult experiences in her life and finding her purpose. “Being raised by my community has allowed me to see the needs and give back in a way that services the families and individuals like me,” said Shirell, “Sharing my story has encouraged me to continue advocating for myself and others…[My purpose is to] help other women understand that self-care is more important than caring for others. Without loving ourselves, we are unable to love each other in a healthy and positive way”.
Thank you to those who made She4She 2020 an amazing event – our sponsors, especially Premier event sponsor Bain Capital, our host PwC, our She4She Committee, food partners, and all who attended!
Premier event sponsor:
Breed’s Hill Capital
Elkus Manfredi Architects
Ernst & Young
The Gross Family
Northern Bank & Trust Company
The Davis Companies