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This suburban principal’s call to action: Give ALL kids access and believe in their big dreams

It never occurred to me that I couldn’t be anything I wanted to be. As I child, I dreamed of being Diana Ross, a doctor, an engineer, a business owner and a host of other things. As a student, I took risks expressing myself by deciding to play Malcolm X in a school presentation, I spoke up about injustice during… Read more →

What my little ‘rocket man’ will need to succeed in a STEM career

Tomás and I spent about 15 minutes clicking through various motion graphics that explained what gravitational waves were. It was time to go to school, but Tomás begged for one more video that was lurking in the corner of the screen. Turns out, it was this video on NASA’s recruitment for the next generation of astronauts. Tomás watched, spellbound, his mouth agape… Read more →

A feminist mom reflects: What about my boys of color? We need to empower them too

We just came to the close of another Women’s History Month, which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and serves as a call to action for leaders around the world to help accelerate gender equality. From both a personal and professional standpoint, this was an exciting time for me as I helped lead a number of activities to advance women’s… Read more →

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