We are in the midst of Women's History Month, and as you can imagine, it is a significant time for us at Big Sister Boston to think about the importance of our work and the impact it has on the next generation of history-making women.
On March 10, we held our sixth annual fashion show, Project Role Model. The inspiring women (and men!) who walked the runway in support of our mission got me thinking not just about those who have made their mark in the past, but those who are making history now. While the national stage may be shining its spotlight on women like Hillary Clinton, there are many women right here in Boston who will go down in the history books, too; women who are showing girls growing up today what's possible. These women are all role models in their own right, and they are women like Boston City Council President, Michelle Wu, who walked our Project Role Model runway last night and is the first Asian American woman to serve on our city council.
Also on that runway? Little Sisters Aniyah, Isabelle, Megan, and two Briannas, accompanied by their Big Sisters. With their trusted, caring mentors by their side, these girls exuded confidence. I couldn't help but think we might be looking at the next Michelle Wu...or even the next Hillary Clinton.
It is through the continued support of our volunteers, funders, and community partners that we are able to ignite girls' passion and power to succeed; to let them know that anything is possible for them. Let's make history together.