Women in Boston Pick Up Their Boxing Gloves to Fight for Opportunity

Whenever you mix the perseverance of athletes and the ambition of philanthropists together, you are sure to end up with amazing results.

On January 22, 2015, ambitious women from Boston’s tech scene came together for a boxing fitness class put on by TUGG (Tech Underwriting Greater Good), in collaboration with Dream Big! and The Club by George Foreman III.

This event was held to benefit Dream Big!, a non-profit organization that supports girls from low-income situations.

Linda Driscoll, the founder and CEO of Dream Big!, explained that this support includes providing things like sports equipment, sneakers, program fees, or “anything to help them get physically active and involved with sports that contributes to their health, education, and overall well-being.”

This event was a great success on a number of levels and there were so many great women in attendance!

Laura Fitton, Imbound Marketing Evangelist at Hubspot and Co-Author of Twitter for Dummies, was excited to attend this event not only for the networking occasion, but also because Dream Big! offers girls opportunities that she makes a priority for her own two daughters.

Courtney Leonard, involved with Boston Showstoppers and the Fenway High School Girls’ Basketball Coach, was enthusiastic about the “pink girl power” at this energizing event.

Women’s iLab’s own co-founder, Katrina Melesciuc, was also in attendance. She praised the innovators of Boston, saying that she finds inspiration from groups like TUGG, Dream Big!, and Women’s iLab “that are empowering people to pursue their ambitions and drive the [technology] industry forward.”

This event insured that all attendees would have an amazing workout, expand their business network, and make a tangible impact for other females in the community.

Below, watch this short highlight video from the event!


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