The Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP) hosted its 3rd Annual Women’s Symposium in late March. The event brought together top women leaders to share their insights with students and the community, featuring a panel of speakers including Anne Sweeney, former president of Disney/ABC Television Group; Brenda Chapman, Oscar-winning director of Brave; and Saura Naderi, Government Affairs Analyst at Qualcomm, to name a few. Panel discussions covered a wide range of topics including STEM fields, arts and entertainment, business, entrepreneurship, and healthcare.

Marcela Valladolid, OLP alum, chef, author, and co-host of the Food Network series The Kitchen, delivered the keynote address. Katia Lopez-Hodoyan, OLP alum and reporter for NBC7 San Diego, served as the mistress of ceremonies and NuttZo Founder Danielle Dietz-LiVolsi delivered the closing remarks. Funds raised at the symposium benefited the OLP Alumnae Scholarship Fund. Discover more at