Student Life

Speaker Series

Inspiring Boldness

We created our signature Speaker Series to connect our girls with strong and successful professional women and men who demonstrate ethical leadership and "inspire boldness" from each and every single one of our Sailors. Before each speaker comes to campus, students from all grade levels work together to research the speaker’s history and background, crafting questions for the event designed to facilitate dialogue on their professional and personal journeys.

Past Notable Speakers

Melissa Martinez, U.S. State Department Diplomat in Residence
Deborah Borda, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Dr. Jayathi Murthy, Dean of Engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science
Giada de Laurentis ’89, Entrepreneur, Author, Emmy Award-Winning Television Star and Renowned Chef
Dr. Elyn Saks, Associate Dean and Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California Gould Law School

Parent Education Series

Every year, Marymount provides parents, community members and friends to campus to hear from distinguished and world-renowned speakers on a variety of subjects that directly impact adolescents in this day and age. Previous topics have included managing the stressors of high school in a healthy and successful way, understanding the complexities of the developing teenage brain, and the complicated “crossroads” of female adolescence.

Past Notable Speakers

Christine Hassler, Three-time Best-selling Author
Dr. Daniel J. Siegel, Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, and New York Times Bestselling Author
Dr. Stephen Hinshaw, Renowned Author and UC Berkeley Professor of Psychology
Catherine Steiner-Adair, Award-winning Author and Leading Expert in Child Development, Education, Family Relationships and Workplace/Family Integration