Dr. Marilou Ryder is a Professor of doctoral studies at UMASS Global. She is a recognized authority and engaging speaker on the gender divide and women in leadership. Dr. Ryder is also the author of thirteen books including The SeXX Factor, 92 Tips from the Trenches, Rules of the Game, and the Sister to Sister Series.
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 our books -
Women get stuff done!
Jessica Thompson, a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology has worked as a creative designer for the past twenty years. Her true passion includes coaching young women in the sports of field hockey and Lacrosse. Jessica, a teen advocate and mentor has since crossed over to the other side as a certified USFHA field hockey umpire.
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- First child graduating 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 our books-
Exercise my mind just as much as my body to keep strong and healthy and in the moment!