Inspiring AMSU Students

PatriciaRMrs. Patricia Russo of the Women’s Campaign School
at Yale University Inspires the Students of AMSU

Bronx, NY (March 3, 2015) — On Friday, February 12, the Academy of Mount St. Ursula had the pleasure of welcoming Mrs. Patricia Russo of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University. Russo immediately caught the attention of the AMSU community as she proceeded onto the stage dancing to her favorite song: “Girl on Fire!” she promised to transform the “girls of Mount St. Ursula” in just a short 45 minutes, and her presentation proved that she surely keeps her promises.

Throughout her speech, Russo demonstrated the characteristics of a well-rounded, educated, animated, passionate and captivating strong woman. She strove to inspire the AMSU students through words of wisdom, personal philosophies and life experiences. She taught the girls to take risks, to be bold, to be confident, to be accepting, to be non-judgmental and to love themselves wholeheartedly. These words of advice truly resonated with the girls as she provided personal mantras for all walks of life. Russo is truly an empowering woman who has certainly left her footprints at AMSU. “We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to welcome her and to give her the standing ovation that was well deserved,” said Ms. Amanda Mirabella, English Teacher.

AMSU was blessed to have Mrs. Russo share her workshop on “Being a Leader in Your Life.” She presented this workshop as a gift to celebrate and honor Ms. Joan O’Meara Winant ’69 for being an honoree at the 160th Anniversary Gala Celebration for the Academy of Mount St. Ursula.

About the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University
The Women’s Campaign School at Yale University is a non-partisan, issue neutral leadership program, whose mission is to increase the number and influence of women in elected and appointed office in the United States and around the world. For more information, visit: