Designing A Dream:Sara Campbell at BHWF Tonight

By Kathy Hull

We often wonder whether or not women today can “have it all”:  can you happily have a big career and a family at the same time?  Can you have a successful business while also working for the common good?  Tonight, at Hampshire House, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) welcomes Sara Campbell, local designer and founder of Sara Campbell LTD, for a discussion about her creative life and career in the fashion industry over the past thirty years—a life that spans a number of personal and professional goals at the same time.

Started in 1985, Ms. Campbell’s made-in-Boston clothing line was eventually sold through national retailers such as Nordstrom, Talbots, L.L. Bean, and Laura Ashley.  Today her company is a retail operation with eighteen stores in the US, including a store in the South End.  Sara will talk about her journey through the world of fashion and business, along with her longstanding commitment to give back to the community through fashion fundraising for local charities.  Recipients have included The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, the Ellie Fund, Pine Street Inn and many others.

The event takes place at Hampshire House, 84 Beacon Street.  Doors open at 6 pm for beverages and appetizers; the program will commence promptly at 6:45.  BHWF was founded for the purpose of bringing together Boston women for connection, inspiration, friendship, and laughter.  In addition to the monthly forum, the group offers a mom’s group, a dinner club, a new, over-50 group called The Chestnuts, and other adventures.  A one-time guest pass for the forum is $40; season passes are available online.  For information about joining the group and for future events, go to


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