It is hard to quantify the impact the SSND have had on my life. Attending the Institute of Notre Dame in high school exposed me to the sisters during a time of immense physical, mental, and spiritual growth. The sisters taught more than literature, history and other school subjects. They taught us how to be women – women of faith, women of courage, women of love, women of action.
The sisters are daily examples of what a successful career woman can look like. They educate with love and zeal. They use their talents to serve God and others. They show how it is possible to be a woman of faith, while pursuing passions and serving others. I am a better business professional, mother, wife and friend thanks to their positive influence. I was recently honored by my local business journal. Reflecting on what contributed to my success, I kept referring back to my time at IND and my time with the sisters. I will forever be grateful for the SSNDs.
Rachel Ridley, IND alumna, Class of ‘96
Rachel was recently honored as the 2019 CFO of the Year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.