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Ramona Speaker Series

Leadership development is a hallmark of our core mission as an all-girl, Holy Names school. We make sure that our students meet and learn from inspiring women from many walks of life. Each student sees her own potential and learns the value of resilience through the personal stories of challenges overcome and successes won by women who impact the world.

The Ramona Speakers Series includes our Ramona Leadership Symposium, Author Visits, and Ramona Goes to Work.

After each presentation, students have time for questions, lunch, and, of course, photos with our guests.

Lisa See
Best-Selling Writer

Best-selling author Lisa See shared how her curiosity and patient determination fueled her quest to document her Chinese-American family's dramatic history.
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Donzaleigh Aberbathy
Producer, Actor, and Peace Activist

Our Ramona community was blessed and challenged with another outstanding speaker this week: Donzaleigh Abernathy. Donzaleigh is the daughter of the Rev. Ralph Abernathy. She grew up right alongside the children of Dr. Martin Luther King and was at the center of the Civil Rights Movement.
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Lula Washington

At our assembly last week, internationally recognized Lula Washington Dance Theatre performed its unique blend of modern dance, ballet, jazz, African, Afro- Caribbean, and street-dance techniques.

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Sister Simone Campbell

Service is an important component of our educational program here at Ramona. Our students perform an extraordinary number of hours of service outside of school time. We are truly privileged to have Sister Simone at Ramona.

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Marie Lu
Best-Selling Writer

Best-selling young adult novelist Marie Lu captivated her audience with stories of events in her life that sparked her creativity and resolve to become a writer.

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Joan Payden
Philanthropist and Entrepreneur

In recounting significant events in her life Joan Payden showed how there was something to learn from each one. Who would have known that being one of three hundred employees let go from an oil firm where she was a chemical engineer would lead her to discover the exciting and challenging world of bonds and investments.
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Father Greg Boyle, SJ

Community Leader, best-selling author and founder of Homeboy Industries, Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J., inspired students to live with kindness and empathy.

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