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Author | Professor | Public Speaker

Dr. Marilou Ryder is a Professor in the Doctoral Program for Organizational Leadership at Brandman University, part of the Chapman University System.


Named “Top Ten Business Professional Women of the Year” for her involvement in local community affairs Marilou was also awarded California School Administrator of the Year, The Johns Hopkins Leadership Award and Faculty of the Year for Brandman University. 

An accomplished presenter, Dr. Ryder speaks extensively throughout California and the United States delivering lively and engaging presentations on Women's Career Planning, Executive Presence, Women in Leadership and Women and Aging.


 As the first women superintendent for Central Unified School   District, CA breaking through the glass ceiling and   overcoming the Glass Elevator was an exciting adventure. Dr.   Ryder would be happy to serve as a keynote Speaker on this   topic for your group or organization.


"I am often reminded how challenging it is for female leaders to gain access to the top roles in education in California. Over 80% of all teachers are female and only 18-26% of the 1007 superintendents statewide are female."       

Dr. Marilou Ryder

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