While working in New Media my passion has certainly leaned towards issues related to Women’s Rights. For the last two years I have worked as the New Media Producer for WomenCount.org where I not only maintained all their new media efforts but hosted a weekly internet radio show, WomenCount Radio where I had the opportunity to interview and speak with women in politics each and every week. Some had been in politics for many years and some were just getting started, but all could easily be called SheHeroes themselves.
That’s why when the opportunity to come on board with SheHeroes came my way I knew I had to jump on it instantly! Through my work at WomenCount meeting and getting to know women in the political arena (from both sides of the aisle) I saw many women who didn’t decide to run for office until they were much older. I also saw women who were throwing their hat into the ring before even reaching 30. But what all these women had in common was the mentoring and inspiration of women who came before them.
It’s no surprise that I feel so passionately about why SheHeroes is important. Girls (and boys) need to see that they can grow up to be anything they want to be. Part of my passion also has to do with my background in early childhood education and work as a preschool teacher plus the fact that I have both a son and daughter. I want both my son and daughter to look at all that is out there in the world and know that it’s all theirs for the taking. I believe that every kid deserves that.
I am excited to be a part of SheHeroes’ redesign and upcoming new launch! Are you wondering how YOU can help make the most of SheHeroes’ redesign? Here’s a few things you can do right now to help spread the word.