Empowering a girl changes the world

… this is one of our core beliefs at Seattle Girls School. The voice of women in government, science, technology, and mathematics – to name a few arenas – is under-represented and hurts the overall outcomes in each field. I recall that when I was in the College of Engineering at The University of Florida, back in the ’80s, there was one woman among 20+ students in my program. To this day, I wonder how my own learning was impacted by the lack of multiple perspectives in my classrooms. While we work to empower locally, we must remind ourselves of the global struggle. This article passed on by an SGS board member, provides a striking contrast to the privilege of education in the US.

Afghan women fear peace may come at cost of rights

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