Ramunda Lark Young is The Connection Strategist and Chief Encouragement Officer of Ramunda Young, Inc., an organization dedicated to Encouraging Extraordinary Women to SOAR – Surpass Obstacles and Rise! Built on the premise that leaders can exceed beyond their expectations when given the proper tools and connections, Young has dedicated her life to equipping women for success.
Her passion for strengthening women began in college when she founded the Langston University Section of the National Council of Negro Women, LU NCNW. For years, Young has been engaged in connecting successful women and identifying strategies that allow them to authentically live out loud in every facet of their lives.

Young is also co-founder and VP of Community Relations for MahoganyBooks, an online African-American bookstore based in the Washington, DC area that she founded with her husband Derrick. MahoganyBooks continues to be the premier online destination for black books and has hosted book signings throughout the DC region with such authors as Iyanla Vanzant, Russell Simmons, Misty Copeland, Congressman John Lewis and many others.