Who to Watch 2023

A stellar group of visionaries who stand out on Providence’s horizon as beacons of light

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Though 2022 didn’t come without its challenges – from political and social division to soaring inflation and costs of living – there’s nine individuals and groups who stand out on Providence’s horizon as beacons of light in the community. Rather than being discouraged, this year’s Who to Watch leaders are seeing the cracks in the system and envisioning ways to start anew, from reimagining the local food system to changing the face of medicine. They’re reaching new heights with art and activism, taking on reproductive and maternity issues, forging city spaces for budding entrepreneurs, ensuring representation in city politics, and much more.

Each year, Providence Monthly’s special Who to Watch issue is the culmination of a true team effort among our production staff and publishers as we scour leads and query community members throughout the year to identify individuals and organizations on the cusp of doing great things for the city. The more we uncover, the more it becomes clear – there’s a lot to be optimistic for in 2023 thanks to the work of these passionate change-makers.

Keep watching for an announcement on our Who to Watch party, planned for this April. Follow @pvdmonthly for tickets and details.

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