Positive Representation Matters

Did you know that studies show that children perform better when they see themselves positively represented in media and print?  It is important that children of all colors have positive role models in various careers, film and all areas of life.  Seeing themselves positively portrayed helps to boost their confidence in their ability to achieve their dreams.

I have worked professionally in the engineering field for the past 18 years where even today the number of minority women is very small compared to male counterparts.  This has left a gap in the availability of women and minority mentors.   It is often difficult to imagine what you can be when you do not see any positive examples in print, film and other media.  Many children do not enter many careers because they don't know about the opportunities that are available to them.

Let us work together to show all children that there is no limit to what they can achieve and that their dreams matter.

 

We Come From Greatness (#morethan they say I am)