Ramunda Lark Young

Keynote Speaker. Connection Strategist. Entrepreneur. Community Leader. Author.
Ramunda Lark Young is a Connection Strategist, SocialPreneur, community advocate and passionate leader. She and her husband Derrick, are the owners and co-founders of the nationally recognized, MahoganyBooks. A bookstore focused on books for, by, and about people of the African Diaspora in Washington, DC. Young has successfully worked with celebrity authors like ballet icon Misty Copeland, R&B legend Charlie Wilson, Civil Rights leader Congressman John Lewis, award winning actor Omar Epps and countless others.

MahoganyBooks Masterclass

Learn effective strategies to step confidently from the shadows at events and connect!
This Masterclass is for You if:
You are the entrepreneur who lacks the confidence and skillset to successfully build your network
You find yourself in agony and feel nervous when it’s time for you to communicate your brand verbally to strangers
You find yourself being overly excited about attending live events and quickly become discouraged because you feel intimidated by other entrepreneurs who speak the business language
You wonder how other entrepreneurs can clearly communicate their mission and make connections with ease while you are tongue-tied trying to verbalize your brand
You are an introvert who never makes it to the front of the room


I'd love to meet you. Come on out!

Motivate Your Audience

Inspire your audience with impact and action.

Keynote Speaker.

Dynamic. Authentic. Energetic! Ramunda is the perfect speaker to rejuvenate your audience who engages each attendee.

Powerhouse Panelist.

A dynamic and engaging voice who can mesh with an array of thought leaders and career professionals.

Masterful Moderator.

Skilled moderator adept at engaging panelists and creating thought provoking exchanges that appeal to diverse audiences.

Powerful Connector.

A leader in building authentic relationships and teaching teams the value of connection to increase sales.

New Book from Ramunda Young

Coming Soon Summer 2020
Entrepreneur, speaker, community leader Ramunda Lark Young will share her insight and reflections in her debut book coming soon.


Even though I considered myself a “connector” already, I received valuable insight and tips from Ramunda Young in her “Networking, It’s Not About You” workshop at the Prince William Chamber Business Academy!  Thanks to Ramunda’s valuable networking tip, I’m now much happier to make a few “REAL connections”  at an event.
Sharp Communications Services, Inc.

Deb Jewell

Deb Jewell

Regional Accounts Manager

Ramunda is the ultimate connector.  She lives and breathes relationship building, which multiplies her impact.  By connecting myself and my foundation with power players, she has increased our exposure, helping us move closer to our goal of helping more African-Americans get their seat at the political table.
Vote. Lead. Impact.

Krysta N. Jones

Krysta N. Jones

THANK YOU for doing such a stellar job of being our moderator last night. I’m grateful for how brilliantly you facilitated such an important public conversation.
Gwydion Sueilebahn

Gwydion Sueilebahn

Executive Director

Inspirational | Energetic | Motivating and Authentic
Anyone who has heard speak will definitely benefit from her life lessons and creativity that created the business woman she is today.
Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

Kelle E. Scott

Kelle E. Scott

Program Manager

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