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Photographer: Frederic Courbet

Amy Goldman during a trip to Lusaka, Zambia where she met with sisters from the Zambian Association of Sisters in 2016.

Amy Goldman ’82

  • What are you doing currently?
    • I graduated from Visitation in 1982. My current occupation is as Chair and CEO of the GHR Foundation. GHR Foundation supports people and their limitless potential for good. We work in the areas of health, education, and global development. In my role, I oversee strategy for all of our programs, our investments, and our external partnerships.
  • How has your experience at Visitation shaped your life?
    • The most important lesson I learned at Visitation was that I was loved and would succeed if I followed my heart and used my head. Going to an all-girls school was extremely valuable for me at a time when there were few women role models who managed to have a family and a satisfying career. Vis instilled confidence that I could hold my own as a young woman starting out and also that I could keep centered on what was most important – my faith and my family. I am forever grateful to the Sisters who established a school where you are loved and valued and assured that you are good and therefore will do good in the world.
  • What would your advice be to current students at Vis?
    • My advice to current students is to understand how many gifts and talents you have and explore them all while at Visitation. The only thing holding us back sometimes in school is our own fears or feelings of inadequacy. Break through any internal hesitations and pursue what you want to learn, explore your curiosities, and be brave. This is what you will take from your years at Visitation that will serve you well your entire life. And know you are loved.

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