Cathi experienced an unplanned pregnancy when she was 27 years old as well as choosing abortion earlier in her life. Her experiences are documented in a film entitled "Running Inside Out" which recently received a Bronze Remi in the WorldFest International Film Festival for the "Low Budget (under $100K Budget)" category, and the film has been picked up by Pure Flix pictures for distribution.
Cathi has been speaking on the national circuit for the past 30 years. She has spoken at fundraising banquets, college forums, women's conferences and leadership forums. Cathi is dynamic speaker who speaks with passion and humor; she love to share how one person can make a difference ... how it completely changed her life.
Cathi Woods has an undergrad in marketing, and was a Tanner Fellow to Harvard Business School. For the past 21 years' she has served as a CEO of non-profits on a local and national level including helping start and run the 9-11 charity, "The Todd Beamer Foundation". She was featured in Christianity Today article which lead to appearances on Good Morning America and the 700 Club.
"Cathi has a unique ability to connect with audiences of all ages and belief systems. By vulnerably sharing personal accounts from her own life, audiences are reminded that no one is beyond the loving reach of God. Through grace and compassion she challenges listeners to abandon the status quo and see people with eyes of grace. Her ability to pepper in the right amount of humor puts the audience at ease while discussing very difficult topics."
“Cathi Woods was one of the most captivating and effective speakers I have ever had. People were moved by her testimony. She helped us double our giving that year.”