Saint Ursula Academy challenges its students to become young women who use their unique talents to build a better world. In honor of International Women’s Day, SUA treated students to an impressive list of guest speakers who shared their stories and words of empowerment.
The speakers, including several alumnae of Saint Ursula, spoke to groups of students in every grade level about believing in themselves and the power of their one voice. Each shared a personal experience and her path to success and encouraged the students to believe in themselves. Many also spoke about having faith at the center of everything, integrity in all they do, and courage to take a chance on themselves and the belief they can accomplish just about anything they set their mind to do.
• Betty Daniels Rosemond, 1960’s Freedom Rider and civil rights activist
• Brigid Kelly, State Representative from Ohio
• Alicia Reece, State Representative from Ohio and Marketing Promotions Consultant
• Allison Reynolds-Berry, Executive Director at Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center
• Anupa Mirle, Exec. Director, NrityArpana School of Performing Arts
• Claire Luby, Director of Development - Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Cincinnati
• De Asa Nichols, Supplier Diversity Manager- Cincinnati Children’s
• Emmy Schroder, Food as Medicine Director at La Soupe, Inc.
• Kate Schroder, Congressional Candidate OH-1, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. VP, Essential Medicines
• Kelly Dolan, Co-Founder of Ingage Partners, LLC and Thrive Urban Impact Sourcing ( "IT talent incubator")
• Laurel Fiorelli, Spanish Teacher at Leaves of Learning, Degree in International Development, Host family to Immigrant Family
• Megan Fischer, Founder of Sweet Cheeks, Cincinnati's only Non-Profit Diaper Bank
• Rachel Hershberger, Travel Industry, Immersive Cultural Experiences, Degree in Comparative Cultural Studies, Member of The Grail
• Susan Casey-Leininger, Executive Director at Village Life Outreach Project - Cincinnati and Tanzania
“Saint Ursula Academy is grateful to these amazing women who took the time to visit and talk to our students, tomorrow’s leaders,” said Saint Ursula Principal Dr. Mari Thomas. “We are sure our students are inspired and energized by the stories and examples they heard while celebrating International Women’s Day.”