Sunday, March 8, 2009

What Difference Will You Make?

I wrote this quick blog post for the CU-WISE blog, and thought it was worth sharing here. I feel that, as women in science and engineering, a minority, we have a very special role to play. We can make such a difference!

My aunt sent me another one of those forwarded emails that we so often ignore. But, since her emails seem to be carefully selected, I read it anyway. It was about a grocery store bagger named Johnny, and how he made a difference to everyone who came to his checkout line.

Now, this doesn't have anything to do with women or science and engineering. But it does inspire me to ask myself and all of you: how will we make a difference in the lives of women at Carleton, and girls who might consider studying here with us one day? From attending CU-WISE events to participating in outreach opportunities, there are so many ways we can touch the lives of those around us.

Here's the video.


PhizzleDizzle said...

Gail, what a fantastic video. I have a bit fat salty tear splash on my keyboard right now, not to mention a salty tear-streaked face. I don't know why, but that touched me a lot. I hope you don't mind if I post it on my blog too.

Gail Carmichael said...

Please do spread it! It really is inspiring :)

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