Dr. Marilou Ryder is a Professor of doctoral studies at Brandman University part of Chapman University.  She is a recognized  authority and engaging speaker on gender and women in leadership.  Dr. Ryder is also the author of three books-The SeXX Factor, 92 Tips from the Trenches and Rules of the Game an Amazon Best-Seller. 

Age -70

Childhood Ambition - To become a veterinarian

Best Health Tip - Omega Fish Oil

Inspiration - Powerful women

Best Money Saver - Happy Hours

Personal Quote - Be audacious

Defining Moment - Becoming a superintendent

Biggest Challenge - Becoming a superintendent

Favorite Song - Sounds of Silence

Greatest Success - Raising my son to become
a good person

Best Make-up Tip - Use Retin-A daily

What I learned from writing this book

Pick up my feet when walking and live the good life
while I still can!


Jessica Thompson, a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology has worked as a creative designer.  Her true passion was discovered when she spent nine years coaching young women in the sports of field hockey and Lacrosse.  Jessica has since crossed over to the other side as a certified USFHA field hockey umpire, and loving it!

Age- 61

Childhood Ambition - To become a Fashion Designer

Best Health Tip - Aquaphor

Inspiration - My daughters

Best Money Saver - Carrying my own golf bag

Personal Quote - You got this!

Defining Moment-  Having our first child graduate from college

Biggest Challenge - Running my first 5K at 55

Favorite Song - Landslide

Greatest Success - Seeing my daughters on their own

Best Make-up Tip - Volumize L’Oréal Mascara

What I learned from writing this book

Exercise my mind just as much as my body to keep strong and healthy and in the moment!