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Susan Leger Ferraro is a female entrepreneur who, at age 17, created Little Sprouts Inc. - an $18 million dollar, award winning, nationally recognized network of early education centers offering a literacy-based, individualized, developmentally appropriate education for children.
Susan is now the Founder, President, and Chief Curiosity Officer of Imajine That, a children's interactive museum in partnership with WGBH that focuses on family engagement, partnering with public school systems, community centers, and institutions to bring innovative family engagement practices and exceptional extended learning time to ensure well being outcomes in communities.
was designated a 'Preschool Center of Excellence'
by the U.S. Department of Education
for 9 consecutive years and is a 3-time recipient of the $10 Million Innovation Funding 'Early Reading First' grant.
grew Little Sprouts 225% in 4 years and has been recognized on multiple occasions, most recently with the U.S. Small Business
Administration's Massachusetts Woman in Business Champion award named to the top 100 women led businesses by The Commonwealth Institute
was also ranked #25 on Boston Business Journal's Pacesetters list of Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies 4 years in a row.
has taken her
award winning principals and applied them to her
current companies Imajine That
and Inspirational Ones.
Susan is also the Founder, CEO, and Chief Inspirational Officer of Inspirational Ones and Chief Innovation Officer of Lupoli Companies and has employed over 500 people.
Inspirational Ones has raised $24 Million in grant funds designed to invest in for-profit organizations who invest in their workforce through conscious leadership practices.
Speaking internationally and nationwide, she
helps other organizations and female leaders achieve the same success.
, the power of investing in people, in business, and in transformational growth is a vocation that can change the world by starting with the best humans on the plant - our children.
Susan is a Master Facilitator certified in Franklin Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and has studied with Stephen Covey.