Students find blueprints for their own lives in their teachers. When we highlight women’s achievements—scientists, musicians, health professionals, education leaders and politicians—we expand the possibilities for all young people. In models and mentors, students find themselves and rise.
Women's Leadership is a Family Tradition
Asha Moore is carrying a torch—one handed to her from her aunt Barbara Vickers, a foot soldier in the civil rights movement. Asha now lights the path for others, serving as Dean of Students at the Academy for Integrated Arts, an arts-focused Kansas City charter school, and as a TEACH Kansas City ambassador.
Inspiring Girls to See Themselves as Scientists
For Connecticut teacher Lauren Danner, the path to teaching wasn’t straight. After a fulfilling career start as a research scientist, she ultimately found the impact she sought in the classroom, where she inspires future scientists, doctors and astronauts.
Building Student Success Through Authentic Relationships
Christelle Tambwe escaped genocide and overcame great odds as a refugee in America. Now a member of Houston’s Teach for America corps, Christelle fuels student achievement through lived experience and authentic relationships.
What Herstory Looks Like in the Classroom
A Musician Plays It Forward
Pamela Stoot has been a musician and performer since elementary school. She found her fulfilling career in music as a Houston educator. Remembering the joy she felt as a student in music classes, she now ignites that same light in students.
Learn. Teach. Solve World Problems. Repeat.
At Alief International Academy in Houston, science teacher Krystle Dunn combines lifelong science learning and cross-disciplinary collaboration to train the next generation of problem solvers.
Mentoring Students and Staff
Mentorship can change lives—and this is true for children as young as five years old. Just ask Nancy Bernardino, founder and principal of Solar Prep Academy for Girls is Dallas. Nancy now leads her students and staff to reach higher every day.
Social Change through STEM
Zulma Perez-Estrella discovered her passion for teaching while developing interactive science, math and health curricula for Girls Inc. As a public health educator and medical student, she developed a desire to make STEM education accessible to underrepresented and immigrant youth.