Inspiring female leadership
This year, we are pleased to welcome Claire Pomeroy, MD, MBA, president of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. She serves as chief executive officer of the Foundation and is responsible for advancing the Foundation’s mission to improve health by accelerating support for medical research through recognition of research excellence, advocacy, and education. Learn more about Dr. Pomeroy.
“Imagine Yourself in the C-Suite” will be held on Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gloria Dei Center on the Woodlands Academy campus. There will be a "Sips & Sweets" reception at 6:00 pm in the Gloria Dei Center.
Admission is free, but advance registration is required. Register here.
“Imagine Yourself in the C-Suite” is an educational event series that provides an opportunity for school-aged girls across Chicagoland to engage in dialogue with leading professionals and with one another. Featured speakers include CEOs and executives who share their success stories – as well as the failures that helped shape their professional development – to inspire achievement, build confidence and embolden girls to forge pathways to excellence.
The speaker series covers a vast range of topics aimed at preparation and empowerment, including insights, experiences and lessons learned that allow each student to reflect on her interests and discover potential career pathways. Featuring presenters that hold a variety of executive-level positions, the conversations encourage students to explore opportunities for global leadership in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math, business and beyond.
In addition to the Woodlands students and invited-guests only events, the series includes annual programming open to the public.
Previous C-Suite speakers have included:
Woodlands alumna and C-Suite guest speaker Vanessa Ruiz '01 shares the importance of having strong role models of female leadership. Ms. Ruiz serves as Creative Director for WoltersKluwer Health and spoke to our students as a part of our "Imagine Yourself in the C-Suite" speaker series.