The St. Luke's School\u2019s in New Canaan\u2019s 2021-22 Lunch & Lead series, which is a speaker series that gives students visibility and access to accomplished leaders from varied disciplines, recently began with a strong start with a presentation from Patricia Chadwick, who is a parent of graduates from the school\u2019s Class of 2012. Chadwick immediately grabbed the audience\u2019s attention by opening with the following: \u201cUntil the age of 18, I had never read a newspaper nor perused the pages of a magazine. I had never eaten in a restaurant nor shopped in a grocery store\u2026\u201d. Reading from the prologue of her memoir book that is titled: \u201cLittle Sister,\u201d Chadwick told the story of what it was like to grow up in an excommunicated Roman Catholic cult-like community. After being expelled from the community just shy of her eighteenth birthday because of her interest in boys, she had to find her way in an unfamiliar world without any family support. She wound up obtaining a job as a receptionist at a Boston brokerage firm, and then worked her way toward leadership positions on Wall Street in New York City. At the height of her career, she served as the chief investment strategist at the company Invesco, before founding Ravengate Partners LLC, which is a financial markets and economic consulting firm, where she serves as president. Co-hosted by the Feminism Club and St. Luke's School\u2019s Center for Leadership, the first Lunch, and Lead event was popular, with more than 50 Upper School students, faculty, and staff in attendance. The event also set the tone for what promises to be an exciting year of conversations with fascinating people.