The intention of Sacred Heart education is to address the whole person. You come as you are and are cared for with great love. The hope is to implant you a sacred love for yourself, to challenge you to be more honest, to lead you along the road of integrity.

- Life at the Sacred Heart

Imagine Yourself in the C-Suite

Inspiring female leadership

Watch Chevy Humphrey's Interview

April 24, 2023
We will welcomed Chevy Humphrey, President and CEO of Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

In January 2021, Humphrey became the first woman and Black American to lead the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI). Humphrey leads with sound management, entrepreneurship, and deploys resources to gain market share and respect, donor confidence, and public support.  She is a global leader in the field of informal science education. She currently serves as Chair of the Board of the American Alliance of Museums, the world’s largest museum association.

Watch the Recording

“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.

Importance of Good Role Models of Female Leadership

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.