Girls Innovate Events





Our theme this year is "Celebrate our Voices", supported by these beliefs:
  • We believe in the power of girls' voices.
  • We believe in big ideas and thinking outside of the box.
  • We believe that creativity creates endless opportunities.
  • We believe in a culture of innovation where a growth mindset is embraced.

October 10, 2019: New Track for Alumnae & Parents

We are excited to expand our Girls Innovate 2019 special event to include a special track for St. Catherine's alumnae and parents. Our intellectually curious alumnae are invited to join us on October 10 for sessions and interactive activities tailored to women of all ages and backgrounds. Alumnae and parents who participate on October 10 also have the option to join us on October 11 to celebrate the United Nations International Day of the Girl at our girl-centered speaker event (see details below). 

Alumnae and Parents Schedule for October 10, 2019
  • 2-2:30 p.m. Registration
  • 2:30-3:15 p.m. Kristen Cavallo P'22
  • 3:15- 3:45 p.m. Sherrie Page P'13
  • 3:45-4:30 p.m. Tanja Softic
  • 4:45-5:30 p.m. Tiffany Jones '06
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception, remarks and catering by Brittanny Anderson and Olivia Wilson, signature cocktail provided by Navy Hill, owned by Jenny Lucas P '25 and Katie Williams P'25, '27
    • CEO of The Martin Agency

      Kristen Cavallo (P'22)

      CEO of The Martin Agency

    • Health & Wellness Coordinator, St. Catherine

      Sherrie Page, R.N., MSN

      Health & Wellness Coordinator, St. Catherine's School

    • Entrepreneur, Web Designer and the Creator of Work With a Purpose

      Tiffany Jones '06

      Entrepreneur, Web Designer and the Creator of Work With a Purpose

    • Artist and Chair of the Art & Art History Department, University of Richmond

      Tanja Softic´

      Artist and Chair of the Art & Art History Department, University of Richmond

    • Chef and Owner of Brenner Pass, Chairlift and Metzger Bar and Butchery, Executive Pastry Chef and Owner of Brenner Pass and Chairlift

      Brittanny Anderson & Olivia Wilson

      Chef and Owner of Brenner Pass, Chairlift and Metzger Bar and Butchery, Executive Pastry Chef and Owner of Brenner Pass and Chairlift

October 11, 2019: Event for Girls in Grades 4-12

On October 11, the United Nations International Day of the Girl, St. Catherine's is going to celebrate in a BIG way. We will bring together 1,000 girls in grades 4-12 from across Richmond for a high-energy, girl-centered morning to hear stories from women who are changing the world and who will inspire girls to dream big and to use their voices for good. 
 
Schedule for October 11, 2019:
  • 8:30-8:45 a.m. Guest students in grades 6-8 and chaperones arrive at St. Catherine's School to join our girls in grades 4-12
  • 9-10:45 a.m. Speaker program for students 
  • 10:45-11:15 a.m. Student interactions with speakers, community art project and group photos
  • 11-11:15 a.m. Guest students and chaperones depart 
  • After 11:15 a.m. Divisional programming for St. Catherine's students 
    • Artist, Illustrator & Special Ed Teacher

      Virginia Storbach

      Artist, Illustrator & Special Ed Teacher

    • Award-wining Latina Filmmaker

      Denise Soler Cox

      Award-wining Latina Filmmaker

    • Artist, Activist & Author

      Noah Scalin

      Artist, Activist & Author

    • Artist, Author & Entrepreneur

      Mica Scalin

      Artist, Author & Entrepreneur

    • Creator & CEO, Big Talk

      Kalina Silverman

      Creator & CEO, Big Talk

    • Biomedical Scientist & Creative Science Communicator

      Dr. Knatokie Ford

      Biomedical Scientist & Creative Science Communicator

    • CEO if The Martin Agency

      Kristen Cavallo

      CEO if The Martin Agency

Girls Innovate 2019 Leadership

Ellen Herrera, Class of 2020
Belle O'Keefe '19
Keely Seward, Class of 2020
Eliza Smack, Class of 2020
Liddy Wade, Class of 2020

Sue Baldwin, Assistant Head of School
Laura Birdsey '96, Director of Alumnae Affairs 
Anna Hatfield, Project Manager for Head of School
Annie Kapetanis, Ed.D., Director of Lower School
June Lehman, Upper School Faculty
Doran McBride, Chief Information Officer 
Theodora Miller, Director of Marketing and Communications
Terrie Scheckelhoff, Ph.D., Head of School
Jennifer Vermillion, Director of Innovative Teaching and Learning 
Tonya Walker, Director of Middle School 
Lara Wulff, Ph.D., Director of Upper School

Girls Innovate 2019 Key Contacts:
Alumnae Events
Laura Birdsey, Director of Alumnae Affairs

Community Liaison for Guest Schools
Anna Hatfield, Project Manager for Head of School

Speaker Engagements
Theodora Miller, Director of Marketing and Communications