Eleanor LeCain

President, The Breakthrough Way

As president of The Breakthrough Way, Eleanor LeCain speaks to and consults with leaders in business, government, and civil society about transformational programs and principles that can improve performance, save money, and help build a new world.  Ms. LeCain’s book, Breakthrough Solutions: How to Improve Your Life and Change the World by Building on What Works, has an introduction by the Dalai Lama. It profiles nine social innovations that dramatically improve people’s lives, strengthen communities, and save money. Each innovation is a game changer in its field. She also discusses solutions on her Huffington Post blog and her weekly show on PRN radio. Her articles are published from the New York Times to Le Monde in Paris, France. She has spoken widely in the US and the world including Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Iceland and beyond. Formerly Ms. LeCain served as Massachusetts Assistant Secretary of State. As the Executive Director of Blueprint 2000, she led the Massachusetts state government strategic planning for the future of the Commonwealth in all areas. She advised the Kyoto businessmen’s association in Japan on green business opportunities. Boston Edison hired her to help lead a team to develop the next generation of energy efficiency programs. The National Committee on Responsive Philanthropy hired her as a consultant on strategic giving. Ms. LeCain has run seminars on Leadership for women from Afghanistan to Hawaii and beyond. She recently wrote a Mayors Guide on Accelerating Gender Equality: Strengthening Communities by Advancing Women which was sent to all US mayors with over 30,000 residents. A graduate of Yale College, she is the Founding Chair of YaleWomen DC, and a member of the YaleWomen global Council. She also earned a Master’s in Law and Social Policy from the University of California Boalt Law School. She lives in Washington, DC and Boston with her husband and daughter. Contact: