Future in the Field: Exploring Entrepreneurship



We define entrepreneurship as creating value where it did not exist before, through the pursuit of opportunity and innovation. Entrepreneurs ask themselves, "Is this something that could benefit the world?"

The Exploring Entrepreneurship program aims to ignite an entrepreneurial spirit in young women through experiential learning and engagement with young leaders in industry. Participants in the program will:

  • See firsthand how young entrepreneurs are working to make the world a better place and begin to imagine how they might contribute to the co-creation of a better world in their careers

  • Develop the future-ready skills, dispositions, and mindsets through experiential, hands-on learning that will empower participants to make a profound impact in their careers

  • Build community as young women within the Sacred Heart network, who will be future leaders in industry

Program Description

In Exploring Entrepreneurship, students will spend one week in the San Francisco Bay Area through the Sacred Heart campus in Atherton and one week in New York City through the Sacred Heart campus in Manhattan. During each week, students will visit local companies and organizations and connect with young leaders in industry. As they do, students will engage a collaborative design sprint to practice the entrepreneurial process of responding to real world problems with real world solutions.

San Francisco Bay Area

Program Timeline

Application Process Opens

  • January 2024

Summer Exploratory

  • July 2024
  • For two weeks in July, 91st Street students will join with Atherton students to engage as a cohort in field visits with expert panels, workshops and learning, design sprints, and networking dinners and activities. The cohort will spend one week in the San Francisco Bay Area followed by one week in New York City.

Seminar Series

  • Academic Year 2024-2025
  • During the academic year, from September to May, a regular seminar series will meet with guest speakers for insight, discussion, and reflection.

Summer Intensive

  • Summer 2025
  • In a three-week intensive, each 91st Street student will dive deep in identifying a real-world problem and building a real-world solution.

Photos from the Program

Program Directors


Charlene Chuang
Convent of the Sacred Heart
Director of Strategy + Entrepreneurship

Dan Brady
Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton
Assistant Principal for Strategic Projects
Head of Creative Inquiry