WELCOME!

I'm Melanie Duppins, a nonprofit executive that's devoted my career to fighting for better public education for students from low-income communities.

 

I founded Breaker28 to help women of color rise to leadership roles in their industries, to bring more of our voices to the table to solve the challenges our nation faces and make the world more just for everyone.

WHAT’S A BREAKER?

Breakers are exceptional and accomplished women of color that make a significant and strategic impact on the world.

Throughout history, these women have stepped out of what was considered "normal" and seized their moment, making an indelible imprint on the world.

JOIN A GENERATION OF BREAKERS

History proves that the seemingly intractable issues of our time: poverty, public education, climate change, the prison-industrial complex, etc. will only be solved when a diverse slate of the brightest minds are tackling them. Yet overwhelmingly, the voices of women of color are missing at the decision-makers' table. Breaker28 exists to find, nurture, equip and galvanize ambitious and proven women of color to rise to our next level of leadership impact and transform our world.

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