100 Women Project Lecture

100 Women Project LogoPlease join us for an in-person event to celebrate Women's History Month, featuring a lecture from Ruth Perretti.

The Risks, the Challenges, and the Joys

Thursday, March 21 | 9 am
Performing Arts Center Atrium

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Keynote Speaker



Ruth Perretti started her career in
fashion design and marketing after
graduating from American University
in Washington DC. She worked for
Ralph Lauren, first as Creative Director
of Men’s Design and then as Senior
Vice President of Women’s Design. She
had her own Branding and Creative
Consultancy with clients such as
Newman’s Own, Timberland and Spike Lee.

When she and her future-husband, Chef Eric Kaplan,
opened a restaurant in Montclair, “Ruthie’s BBQ and
Pizza,” she left her work in design to pursue agriculture.
Ruth’s family owned a farm in Marksboro, NJ, and she
always had a desire to grow healthy food naturally. Ruth
grew the organic produce for the restaurant on her farm.
She then met grain millers, who led her to pursue organic
heirloom grain production, and the creation of Marksboro
Mills in order to provide organic flour for Ruthie’s pizzas.
She is tremendously excited about the future evolution of
Marksboro Mills, and believes the Mill can be a tool for
restoring the land and rural communities.