Smith Highlights Women Business Leaders by Hosting the “Sass, Class & Compassion Tour”

Samantha_Samarasinghe_headshotby Samantha Samarasinghe, Baltimore PT MBA first-year student and Track Rep

On March 14th, University of Maryland, Smith School of Business in Baltimore hosted the Sass, Class, and Compassion Tour featuring Mandy Hale and Jaime Jamgochian.

The tour showcased strong business minded women, Mandy and Jaime who spread their message of faith, hope, dignity, positivity, compassion, and self-love to audience members.

Mandy built “The Single Woman” from the ground up after surviving an abusive relationship. As an outlet, she started blogging and created a twitter page, which through word of mouth has amassed millions of followers. She inspires her followers to “never accept less than what you know you deserve: in career, love, and life.” With the help of Kim Kardashian, she landed her first book deal, and thanks to her solid fan base on Twitter, her book sold millions of copies.

In March, Mandy released her second book, “I’ve Never Been to Vegas: But my Luggage Has,” which details her personal story. She empowers women to “Never let someone or something with the significance of a speed bump become a road block in your life.” Since creating The Single Woman, Mandy has been featured in Forbes Magazine, Huffington Post and has even recognized by Oprah Winfrey.

Jaime Jamgochian is a Christian singer-songwriter. After struggling with self-esteem issues when she was younger, Jaime created “Modest is Hottest.” The message encourages women to “walk and dress with dignity and class.” Ultimately, she would like to see “Modest is Hottest” as an anthem for this generation of teen girls.

Mandy and Jaime promoted a positive mindset and working hard to achieve goals and dreams.







Samantha Samarasinghe grew up in Holmdel, New Jersey. She earned her BS in Environmental and Business Economics from Rutgers University – New Brunswick. In 2011, she relocated to Maryland for her job as a Program Control Analyst at CACI.  She currently works at ACSYES. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, volunteering, and tennis.

3 Responses

  1. KristaK says:

    Looks like such a great event — love that advice about not letting a speed block become a road block!

  2. Tahira says:

    As a working professional, I soak up women empowerment causes and events like this one! Thanks for posting such an inspirational piece.

  3. tierrab3 says:

    Mandy and Jaime are awesome! My sister went through the same thing as Mandy, so I’m going to tell her to read her book!