In anticipation, Marie, a student at Discover Academy and SWE’s Roving Reporter for WE17, shared with us why Tiffany Hensley is her female role model.
Wake up, make coffee, be a kid, and go explore the world. Keep the soul awake, and the dream alive.
Tiffany Hensley is a rock climber like no other. She inspires people with more than just her vivid personality. She has been climbing since 1998 and has competed in outdoor and indoor tournaments since she was seven. Tiffany began training adults and kids by age 16, and worked at three gyms before becoming head coach in a gym in Colorado. Her current project she is working on is with the Escalando Fronteras Non-Profit to help share the climbing experiences with kids in Mexico City. Why she is my role model is because through her clinic I was in, I learned more than to climb a route but to have fun and stay a kid as long as possible.
On August 26th, or in the days leading up, share a photo of your female role model with the hashtags #SeeHerBeHer and #WomensEqualityDay. Tag SWE and FIRST in your post so we can interact with you!
In 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August 26th as “Women’s Equality Day” to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.
SWE and FIRST have a common goal to support diversity and inclusion in engineering, technology and all other disciplines, and supporting women is at the core of that focus. Both organizations are actively engaged in developing strategies and creating programs that empower women to reach their fullest potential. With the #SeeHerBeHer campaign for #WomensEqualityDay, we hope to create a conversation, to inspire sharing and to empower women to advance and succeed wherever and whenever they are!
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