LRI Women's Network
LRIWN: Luann Edwards ‘19
The Leadership Rhode Island Women's Network interviewed Luann Edwards (LRI '19), Strategic Marketing Consultant and Founder, Socially Professional. Her Top 5 Clifton Strengths are Strategic, Learner, Context, Connectedness, and Input – 4 of the 5 are in the strategic thinking domain.
Class Speaker Speeches
Thomas C. Baldwin’s 2020 Pi II Commencement Speech
With the waves of Narragansett Bay crashing behind him, Class Speaker Tom Baldwin rallied his class members to reflect on how they've grown through the challenges of this year, and how as a class they will continue to make a difference to each other, and throughout Rhode Island.
Announcing the 2021 Core Program Co-Chairs
Leadership Rhode Island is pleased to announce that Barry J. O’Connor Jr. (LRI '16) and Marcy Reyes (LRI '20) will serve as the the 2021 Core Program Co-Chairs.
LRI Women's Network
LRIWN: Debbie Proffitt, LRI ’16
The Leadership Rhode Island Women's Network interviewed Deborah Proffitt (LRI '16), Vice President, DoD Operations and Business Development at Purvis Systems. Her Top 5 CliftonStrengths are Positivity, Developer, Empathy, Achiever, Connectedness – 4 of the 5 are in relationship building domain.
CLRI graduates prepare to make waves in uncertain times
For recent college graduates, a 25% unemployment rate is a reality that awaits once they have their diplomas in hand. 2020 CLRI class speaker Tommy Heavren, and LRI deputy director Michelle Carr look beyond this formidable obstacle, to the opportunity that awaits on the other side.
Reimagining Ritual: Spiritual Leaders Bring Light into the Darkness
COVID-19 has disrupted life as we know it, and ritual has been one of the biggest casualties. As we self isolate to slow the spread, all manner of ways to mark life’s moments have ground to a halt. But for the families and friends of the souls who have passed, coming together is critical to healing.
A Key Ingredient: Restoring Trust in a Time of Upheaval
From the quality of the food to the skill and safety of the people providing the service, trust is an implicit part of any restaurant exchange. Amidst the pandemic, LRI alumni find that trust is a key ingredient when considering how to cope with this tragedy and eventually reopen restaurants’ doors.
Spotlighting the Helpers: Alumni Lead With Compassion
Not all heroes wear capes. From acts as complex as shifting a company’s entire manufacturing strategy, to as simple and powerful as a shared song, stories of kindness and caring have emerged from all across the Leadership Rhode Island network, united by a common theme: compassion.
How the 2020 Pi II Class is Ensuring Stability
"What are you doing to ensure stability for yourself and/or others during this uncertain time?” That’s the question we posed to members of the Pi II class. Their responses reflect the vast diversity of the class itself. You’ll smile at some and learn from others.