Women of Impact presented by Marvell

Friday, Oct. 11
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Signia by Hilton San Jose


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About the Event

For 16 years, Notre Dame San Jose has celebrated the contributions of women in Silicon Valley at our annual Women of Impact event. Honoring women for their vision, commitment and leadership, the event highlights their important role in our community. Funds raised provide resources to transform the future through an education that prepares young women for engagement and leadership in careers and fields where they are historically underrepresented.

This fundraising event supports tuition assistance and expands opportunities for young women to pursue leadership programs and advanced classes in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The Women of Impact event will be held in-person at the Hotel Signia by Hilton on Friday, Oct. 11, where we will honor community member Rue Mapp and alum Linda Park '96.

About the Honorees

Rue MappRue Mapp is the founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, a national nonprofit that celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature. She is an awarded and inspirational leader, speaker, public lands champion, outdoor gear designer and published author. Her advocacy for conservation has earned widespread media attention, including The New York Times, Good Morning America, NPR, NBC’s TODAY, Forbes, Oprah Winfrey and “MeatEater” with Steven Rinella. Learn more.

Linda Park ’96Linda Park was born in Seoul, South Korea, and is a  NDSJ alum. After studying at the Boston University BFA Acting program, she landed her first regular television role on Star Trek: Enterprise. She has since appeared in Grey’s Anatomy and Bosch, and her movie credits include Face of LoveJurassic Park 3 and a lead role in Lifetime's Black Girl Missing. Linda credits her screen and stage success to Notre Dame’s Visual and Performing Arts program. Watch a clip of Linda as Hoshi Sato in Star Trek: Enterprise!

Thank you to our sponsors who support Notre Dame High School, San Jose!

Presenting Level

Marvell Logo

Silver Level

Michaela Brody & Paul Benke logo
Carl and Marianne Salas logo
NBC Bay Area/Telemundo logo

If you have any questions about the Women of Impact event, please contact us at events@ndsj.org.

Trishya Movilla '08

Trishya Movilla '08
Development Associate

Elizabeth Cabral

Elizabeth Cabral
Events Coordinator

Women of Impact 2009-2023

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
Sister Rosalie Pizzo '52, SNDdeN

Dr. Mary J. Lomax-Ghirarduzzi
Lori Castillo ‘92

Aparna Bawa
Dr. Camille Broussard ‘04

Dr. Sandra Moore Faber
Fatima Farheen Mirza ‘09

Kim Rivera
Rita Beamish ’70

Teveia Barnes
Shirlee DiNapoli ’46 Schiro

Lisa Sobrato Sonsini
Kelly Powell ’88 Bruno

Judge LaDoris Cordell
Rose Pierro ’63 Simmons

Sister Simone Campbell
Marilyn Orlando ’60 Dorsa

Julie Matsushima
Marie Mackey ’67 Huhtala

Belva Davis
Shirley Minardi ’50 Lewis†

Irene Dalis†
Mary Quilici ’75 Aumack

Carol Bartz
Lily Sanchez ’51 Tenes

Charmaine Warmenhoven
Geralynn Patellaro ’74 Esq.

Martha Kanter, Ed.D.
Ann “Rooney” Pfaff ’56 Blach

† Deceased