Sarah Beaulieu’s work is grounded in her ability to spark and lead a variety of sensitive and often uncomfortable conversations that prevent us from reaching our full potential. A sexual violence survivor, trained advocate, and board member of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, she has published articles in Huffington Post, Good Men Project, Providence Journal, Cognoscenti, and Askmen.com. She is the founder of The Conversation, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to making conversations about sexual violence less uncomfortable and more practical and is currently writing a book, a guys’ guide to supporting survivors of sexual violence.
Sarah has held senior fundraising, advising, and strategy positions at organizations like Brown University, Boston College, Be the Change, and GreenLight Fund, working with hundreds of investors and strategic partners across industries and sectors. She has a Brown University degree in women’s studies/religion, an MBA from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, and completed graduate-level courses in social work at Boston University.
What do you geek out about?
What does a typical day look like for you?
I really don’t have a typical day. Some days, I spend most of my time writing. Sometimes, I’m on the road with a nonprofit client in meetings.
What is the favorite part of your day?
The hour before my kids wake up, when I can finish a blog post or article.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
If you like babies, cherish your time with them because that part of parenting doesn’t last long. If you don’t like babies, don’t worry, they grow up fast.
What other women inspire you?
Too many to name here, and every day I’m inspired by at least one more.
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
I’m actually an introvert. Even my husband finds this hard to believe.