Susan Leger Ferraro is currently the chief innovation officer for The Lupoli Companies and its real estate division of Riverwalk Properties. She started her career at age 17 in her parent’s house and ended up building an empire 30 years later. Ferraro is the founder of Little Sprouts Inc., Inspirational Ones, Imajine That and Peace Love and Happiness, LLC. Under her leadership, Little Sprouts Inc. received the prestigious 10 MM US Dept. of Education Early Reading First Preschool Center of Excellence Award 3 times. She was able to grow Little Sprouts 225% in 4 years. Ferraro has been recognized on multiple occasions, most recently with the US Small Business Administration’s Massachusetts Woman in Business Champion award. She has also been featured in Inc. magazine, The Boston Business Journal, Entrepreneur, The Boston Globe and more. Ferraro is Master Facilitator certified in Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and has studied with Steven Covey. She attended Chopra University and has also studied with nationally known speaker, Jack Daly, who provides sales strategies for productivity improvement.