Women Leading in the 21st Century Presents Capstone Projects

As part of Saint Joseph Academy's partnership with the Cleveland Leadership Center, the Women Leading in the 21st Century class presented their semester-long Capstone projects to nonprofit organizations throughout the Greater Cleveland area.
These nonprofit organizations' female leaders have previously visited the Academy to speak to the class to share insights into various leadership roles and the journeys that led them to their current positions. The class also took field trips to each nonprofit's headquarters.

Throughout the semester, students organized and completed a variety of service projects to benefit these organizations, which provided an important foundation for their Capstone projects. Students also created presentations requiring them to delve into an area of interest and gain insights by conducting research. They hosted wellness events and surveyed the student body to gauge knowledge levels. The results of their research were then shared with the class.

"Women's rights are an issue that I am extremely passionate about and as a member of the Health Sciences Honors Program, it made sense for me to pursue research that coincided with women's health. I will be hosting a wellness event in February that educates students about their menstrual cycle and advocates for better education and access to feminine hygiene products," stated Emma Claire Lambert-Shemo '22.