Breaking Through: The Unique Leadership Traits of Powerful Women


Breaking Through: The Unique Leadership Traits of Powerful Women


Friday, March 1st - 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM EDT

LOCATION: 50 Milk Street Boston, MA 02109

Cost: Free

**Important Note: Space is limited: first come (at location), first serve!

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Girls are told they’re bossy, and it’s best they are polite and blend in. Today, as women, it’s time we stop asking permission to lead because we have powerful traits that can redefine leadership as we know it. Kristin Van Busum will inspire you with her story of how she found an innovative (and obvious) approach to address a well-known problem—inaccessibility of education for children in poor Latin American farming towns—and founded Project Alianza. Her secret? Being pathologically collaborative, up-ending traditional incentives, and becoming a better listener, all while embracing her unique traits that are typically undervalued in leaders. Kristin will inspire you to cultivate your own leadership characteristics and make a bold transformation in the way you see your worth as a leader.

Who Is This Workshop For

If you are a woman seeking to advance in your personal and professional life, this workshop will equip you with the mindset and skills to lead with confidence. 

What You'll Learn

  • Understand your unique strengths as well as barriers to success.

  • Discover key leadership traits that will empower the way you lead

  • Build a network with other women leaders.

Instructor Bio - Kristin Van Busum


Kristin is founder & CEO of Project Alianza, a woman-led social enterprise that provides education for children living on remote coffee farms in Latin America. She is a TEDx and keynote speaker, Fulbright Scholar and MassChallenge winner. Prior to founding Project Alianza, she spent most her time (including weekends and holidays) writing policy briefs and congressional reports at The RAND Corporation, a global policy think tank. She grew up in Indiana (where she didn’t really fit in), studied in New York City (where she worked hard and partied harder), vagabonded around Spain (as an English teacher to learn Spanish), lived in Mexico (to assist families at the border), and founded her company in the middle-of-nowhere Nicaragua. Having traveled to over 40 countries, she landed back in Boston in 2018 because it’s walkable, sporty, innovative, inspiring, and most importantly, it feels like home.


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