Kim Rippere

Always Evolving



I am a lifetime atheist. While she was raised in a loose Catholic environment and attended parochial school for three years, she never “got” religion. Her earliest memories of religion are kneeling in a pew and looking at everyone out of the side of her eyes. She wondered what everyone was doing? She wondered what *she* was supposed to be doing? She wondered what she was missing and why “this” wasn’t all obvious to her like it was to everyone else! When she grew the answer came to her: NOTHING.

I am  the Founder and current President of Secular Woman, a women’s organization in the atheist and secular community.  Secular Woman is focused on amplifying the voice, presence, and influence of non-religious women.

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from California State University, Northridge. I focused her studies not on social philosophy; but on the philosophy of science. No angels dancing on the head of pins, instead I delved into answering the questions surrounding what it means to be a number; what do scientific findings mean for decision making and the like. My senior project was on how the immune system defines a person throughout their life.

I decided to continue her education and went on to get her MBA from Portland State University (PSU) and her paralegal training from UCLA. I managed several law firms and was Chief Operating Officer for a law firm with over 100 attorneys. I was also President of a sporting goods company with an international reach. I currently works for herself helping clients with a variety of projects and is also heavily involved starting up a new national secular organization. I am committed to being an activist in the secular community.