I feel excitement, terror — and a little guilt.
Without the stress of school and her busy schedule, she has more mental space to consider what she really wants.
There are too many women who did not enter STEM fields because they believed, or were led to believe, STEM fields were not appropriate for them.
If we work hard to empower other women, our girls will witness firsthand what female empowerment is all about.
Even though I look like Wonder Woman to her, there is still so much in this life that scares and intimidates me
While women often struggle with the many roles they lead in, the reality is that for many working moms career and motherhood intertwine.
Most fathers I know encourage their daughters by telling them, "You can be anything you want in life." But is that the complete truth? As long as women are considered sexual objects they'll always be rated as 'less than' in common society. Unfortunately, the diminished position of women reinforces the gender pay gap and makes them more vulnerable to sexual harassment and in some cases, victims of sexual and physical violence.
Lucky isn't picking the right six numbers. It's seeing that the sad times let you better love the sweet ones. That sickness lets you better love health. Lucky is milking every word out of the good chapters. And when you're in a bad one, lucky is having enough strength to turn the page.
I'm "passionate" about a lot of things, which is why I feel that I will forever continue to strive to get to where I want to be. Fortunately for me, I'm inspired by those around me, and there's one particular person who's mentality I admire; my dad. He always tells me to follow my passion and in the quest to find my passion I've found it in many different things.
Were she to face any other systemic challenge, whether big or small, I would take that challenge on as my own. I would write, speak, march, lobby and fundraise until my throat was hoarse or, more likely, she became embarrassed by me and asked me to stop. How, then, could I justify turning a blind eye to the primary systemic challenge she would face throughout her life?