A few months ago there was a class project for my oldest. Â The assignment was to do a video on a topic of interest, and post it on YouTube.
My daughter chose asteroids, and studied how a mission to mars might use asteroids to replenish water and air during the trip, and then sustain life on mars.
She posted the video, and won third place on a pan-india competition. Â One of my work colleagues then sent her a video, congratulating her, and then told her thatÂ she had worked on the same problem when she worked with NASA!
My daughter got so excited to hear that! Â Her first reaction was
âWas my video correct?
Can we really do that?
That is awesome!â
That video did wonders for my daughter that day. Â What if young girls anywhere could hear directly from women, who do awesome things every day, in different careers, different Â places?
This community is my attempt to do that. Â To collect stories from women around the world, conversations from them to young girls everywhere.
So please, tell your story. Â It will make all the difference to a young girl, opening her eyes to a world of possibilities.
To tell your story, click here.
Well, because my daughter said that it was âawesomeâ that I knew someone who had worked on rockets with NASA.
And then I looked at my network and I realized I know women with many more âawesomeâ stories: Â entrepreneurs, military intelligence, humanitarians, academics.
But all the good domains with âawesomeâ were taken. Â And then I remembered a drawing of a bakery from my daughter, and she titled it Â âThe Osom Bakeryâ.
The misspelling is courtesy of my daughter. Â But the âawesomnessâ is a tribute to all the cool things women have done, and do every day, that can inspire and motivate young girls.