A fun part of this blog was getting unexpected responses. My Aunt Serena's response was one of my favorites. I appreciated her reaching out to share her thoughts, especially as someone with experience as a mother and a successful businessperson. I especially like her advice to her daughters. Thanks, Aunt Serena!
- What does feminism mean to you?
Like I said I don't see myself as a die-hard feminist, but I am pro-woman. Women must choose to raise each other up and become educated and knowledgeable. I believe women should be strong and confident and be able to speak their mind. I always quote to my girls that an educated woman raises their own living conditions as well as the community in which they live.
- Do you feel like you have a
female role model in college?
No, I did not have a role model in college. It wasn't until I had been in my professional career for several years that I found a female role moIfdel. Though, I was lucky enough to have a couple of guys that helped lift me up and I'm still very much in contact with them
3. What do you do to make UNC (or your college or workplace) a more feminist-friendly place?
The company I work with has a great women in mentoring and women's leadership conferences in which the company as a whole as well as individual women can participate. But, you as a woman have to be willing to participate and take the responsibility for moving forward and up and lifting other women up as well.
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