There is nothing like a story to inspire, uplift, and give hope that anything is possible. Now imagine listening to the real-life stories of women as they share their experiences that exemplify the traits of determination, passion, advocate, resilience, inspire, and endurance. That is powerful. With my school district's equity challenge, my director of IT enlisted the help of others to host a 'real-life stories' night to highlight the experiences of women in IT. I was honored to be invited as one of the speakers along with two of my former students.
Here are the links to the video stream:
Endurance and Advocate
Some big-takeaways for me were:
1) never underestimate the power of mentoring
2) stand together to stand strong - community means everything as we are on this journey together
3) don't be afraid to set a goal and ask for it
At the end of the evening, all of the speakers were presented with this lovely frame with an inspiring message: