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“When a girl comes of age in an environment in which she takes for granted the fact that her voice matters, she has a solid foundation for taking that assumption into the rest of her life” Kim Wargo – Eugene McDermott Headmistress at Hockaday
In my practice we believe that healthy women are the hub of a healthy world, so of course I couldn’t agree more with Ms. Wargo’s quote above. As a graduate of an all women’s college, Mount Holyoke, I know first-hand the value that a supportive single sex education can provide in empowering young women. So I was delighted recently to be asked to speak at a Career Mentoring event for high school girls from Hockaday, a college preparatory day and boarding school located in Dallas.
When ladies have the ability to support and learn from each other, the effect is powerful. For my part, I used to my time with these students to answer their questions about the difficulties and rewards of medical school, midwifery training and a typical day in a doctor’s working life. It was refreshing to see these inquisitive young ladies leaning in to their futures and I’m happy to have had the opportunity to support them. Thank you Hockaday for letting me be a part of your Career Mentoring Event.