Welcome to a series introducing the women who were nominated by professionals and will be honored at "The Rad Women Celebration: Being Rad for Social Change." The event is hosted by the Womenâ€™s Fund of Greater Milwaukee and will take place on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Italian Conference Center.Â The idea was inspired by the bestselling book "Rad American Women A to Z," by Kate Schatz, who is the keynote speaker at the event.Â For more information, go here.Â
Teri Sullivan is the founder and CEO of Arts @ Large. She started the organization in 2001, and today, it is an award-winning, nationally-recognized educational organization that builds the skills, confidence and competence of classroom teachers, arts specialists and artist educators to engage thousands of K-12 Milwaukee Public Schools students annually in experiential, arts-infused learning.
Sullivan works daily in many ways to make Milwaukee â€“ and the world â€“ a place of growth, creativity and passion. She sums up her outlook on life in one powerful sentence, "All people deserve the best."
Read more to find out why Sullivan will receive a "Rad Milwaukee Woman" award in October.
OnMilwaukee: What is your personal "mission" with the work that you do?
Teri Sullivan: My personal mission is a George Bernard Shaw quote I carry with me every day: "I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake."
What does success mean to you?
Success means being mindful every moment of how my thoughts, words and actions affect my personal and professional relationships. When I am truly mindful, I know that I am on my most authentic path.
Who or what have you learned from the most?
My father is my inspiration. A high school drop-out, former Navy man and entrepreneur, he was self-taught and created and ran a commercial construction business that was highly successful. He always operated with integrity. What was most important was to be fair and honest, …Read more...