Executive Director, The Possible Project
Nominated by The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Becky Levin, a lifelong entrepreneur, founded The Possible Project in 2010 to fulfill a dream of creating place where young people can become entrepreneurs and, in the process, acquire a host of personal and professional skills that will propel them to long-term success in life, education, and their careers. Levin is passionate about showing youth the skills they could learn from turning their ideas into businesses. The first site opened in Cambridge, Massachusetts and serves students from all three public high schools (Cambridge Rindge & Latin, Community Charter School of Cambridge, and Prospect Hill Academy Charter School). In 2016, a second site was opened in Massachusetts, serving the students from Boston’s Madison Park Vocational Technical High School.
The Possible Project was not Levin’s first entrepreneurial endeavor. In 1985, she founded Levin and Company, an executive recruiting and consulting firm with five domestic offices and an international affiliate. The firm contributed to the success of small start-ups and multinational corporations, placing executives in top positions, including corporate boards.
Levin has served on several non-profit boards, including The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care and the Newport International Film Festival. She is an active philanthropist in education, healthcare, children's issues, and the arts. Levin is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Bryan School of Business and Economics and was honored with their Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008. In 2016, Levin was named an Influential Leader by AACSB, an international accrediting body for business schools.