Aspirations, Inspirations, and the Girls Who Make it Happen
March 3, 2012, the Bay Area Aspirations Award Ceremony took place at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. Parents, teachers, supporters, and of course, the girls, filled the environment with smiles. The day was gorgeous, and the California sunshine definitely attended the event, too. Anyone could sense the excitement of the girls who were finally being told Good Job, Keep Going, You're Doing Great, You Can.
As the girls walk up to receive their award, a short bio is read. This bio includes where they go to school, their interests in computing, and their accomplishments. I was so excited to hear about their aspirations, but I wasn't prepared to hear their accomplishments. My jaw dropped. These high school girls are amazing- from starting their own web design businesses to passing the AP Computer Science exam in elementary school to organizing outreach events.
I am inspired by these girls, the panelists, and everyone in attendance of the event. We will all be eager to see not where their paths take them, but where they pave their own off-trail paths and change the world.