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The Women Who Inspire

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     This week in GET the girls were introduced to some local women who have been through it all. These women are doctors, lawyers, work in PR, or are working on communication for companies. They graduated high school and then completed college. Some a little later than others. They each gave their own story of how they got to be where they are. But focused on how it's okay to not know where your going or what you want to be. That no matter what, the best thing you can do is try. These real live women gave real life advice based on experience. Some of them just knew that they were going to be something and it wasn't until after they had had kids, could they really get started on their dreams. These women ended up inspiring their own mothers to go to college and finish their education. The girls sat and listened intently as the women shared their hardships and triumphs. One of the women, Debbie, who lived in a basement apartment with 9 siblings said, "I promised myself that I would never live in a basement again." Now she's in the legal field, having attended college after having 3 children.


    Most of the women stated that they didn't even know they were poor until after high school, where they could see how other people lived. The women gained strength from the family that surrounded them and never thought about what it might cost to go to college. The girls absorbed the possibilities like sponges. Nothing is out of reach. And even more is visible.

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