Sarah Beaulieu

Speaker. Writer. Advisor.

Meet Sarah

Sarah Beaulieu’s work is grounded in her ability to spark and lead a variety of sensitive and often uncomfortable conversations that help leaders and organizations align their capital with mission and unlock their full potential. She has done this with business executives, survivors of sexual assault and the people who love them, leaders of nonprofits and foundations and an extraordinary range of others. She has held senior fundraising, advising, and strategy positions at organizations like Brown University, Boston College, Be the Change, and GreenLight Fund, working with hundreds of investors and strategic partners across industries and sectors.


Sarah Beaulieu writes frequently about sexual violence on The Enliven Project, her personal blog, and is a contributor to The Good Men Project and Huffington Post. Her work has been published by the Providence Journal,, Cognoscenti (WBUR), the Nonprofit Quarterly, Commonhealth (WBUR) and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Her Tumblr blog, Places I Have Pumped, was featured on Huffington Post Parents and attracted several thousand followers. She is also an experienced nonprofit executive and advises leaders and organizations seeking to deepen their impact in the world. As a survivor of sexual violence herself, she’s had hundreds of conversations with all kinds of people about her experiences and journey as a survivor.

In 2013, Beaulieu founded The Enliven Project, a campaign to bring sexual violence out of the closet and lift survivors to their full potential. The Enliven Project is grounded in the idea that change cannot take place unless we tell the truth about our lives, our organizations and our social movements. The Enliven Project was recognized as a 2013 Echoing Green finalist, selected as one of 39 finalists from over 3,000 applications. One of The Enliven Project’s graphics, The Truth About False Accusation, generated international discussion and debate, and has been re-blogged over 600,000 times and shared by celebrities like Demi Lovato on Instagram to over 30 million followers. The Enliven Project’s work has been referenced in numerous blogs and media sites, including The Guardian UK, Washington Post and Slate.

Sarah is an experienced speaker and presenter on a variety of topics ranging from fundraising, networking, and sexual violence. She has shared her personal story of sexual violence since college where she was the featured survivor speaker at Take Back the Night, and has served as a member of the Survivor Speakers’ Bureau at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center since 2009. She has presented at the Conference for Volunteering and Service, Jane Doe Hill Day, Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, SheGeeks Out, and numerous other events, panels, and conferences. She has been invited to speak at the 2016 Tedx Beacon Street event in Boston, and will be speaking on the topic of men and sexual violence.

Sarah graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in women’s studies and religious studies, earned an M.B.A. from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and completed graduate coursework at the Boston University School of Social Work. Sarah serves on board of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, one of the nation’s oldest rape crisis centers, where she started as a medical advocate and survivor speaker. She actively participates in the community as a volunteer and mentor.

Sarah lives in Boston, MA with her husband, Marc, two young children, and dog.