Each week at All School Meeting, I speak to the girls of a woman or girl in the local, national, or global arena who inspires me. When I began this ten years ago, I had no idea how the girls would look forward to it, speak with me about it, or share their own inspirational women with me. It is the stories of these women that we relish as a community, that help us to understand the power and the possibilities they hold for all of us. This young tradition has become a part of the fabric of each week.
Recent Inspirational Women have included (pictured below, clockwise from left): Pat Woertz, CEO of Archer Daniel Midland, Alecia DeCoudreaux, Mills College President, Susan Burgess Lent, Founder and Executive Director of Women’s Centers International, Young Author Caragh O’Brien, and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, the 50th Mayor of Oakland and the second woman to hold this office.