Ruth Rathblott

Hear from Ruth Rathblott, an expert on diversity, inclusion, and belonging. She is a TEDx and inspirational speaker, best-selling author, and an award-winning former nonprofit leader. Ruth was born with a limb difference and speaks to schools, companies, and organizations on issues of equity and belonging, the gifts of being unique, and the freedom of accepting your differences. 

Ruth has been a leader and public speaker for over 25 years, 15 of which she spent at Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City where she played a central role in its expansion. There she held a series of progressively responsible positions, ultimately serving as the Associate Executive Director. It was at that organization that she fostered a deep appreciation for inclusion as far as education and opportunity, which successfully propelled the students to greater achievement.

Ruth holds a BA from Goucher College and an MSW from Boston University. She was honored to be the youngest alum ever awarded the Goucher College Excellence in Public Service Award.

As the CEO of the Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) for over eight years, a NYC-based college access and success program for underserved youth, she aligned with the HEAF vision of providing a continuum of educational, development, leadership and personal resilience opportunities.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Hyman Forum of the Athenaeum
1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21204, USA

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