Hidden Figures: Why lighting other’s candles only brightens your flame!

This movie could not have better timing… minority women rocking it…  I love everything about this movie… but I love the support of women in this movie and it showing girls today that lighting a candle doesn’t diminish YOUR flame.

Keep making this movie number one in the box office. Show all women that we need to support each other.

I have so many favorite parts of this movie. Truth is, nothing beat seeing it with the panel of women, who would not be here if it weren’t for mentors and  people believing in them, in front of our future women stars of STEM. #becauseofthemwecan is the reason we are here. The support of these women, bringing up by each other by a hand up, paves the way for all of us now. We are not diminished by helping each other but we shine brighter by lighting each other’s candle. We cannot do it alone.

Prior to our red carpet viewing of Hidden Figures, panelists  Dr. Stephanie Wright, Velda Jones-Potter, Dr. Sharon Hardnett, and Mariella Juhasz were moderated by Dr. Teri Quinn Gray. My take away message from these inspirational ladies is find your mentor, don’t take no for an answer, and believe in yourself.

I loved the questions our all girls audience had for these women. By hearing the discussion from these group of girls grades 4th through 12th grade, I have hope for our STEM program.

A special thanks to my champion and mentor, PJ Simon, for inviting me and my girls. Thank you to DuPont as always for supporting science education, STEM and women. Thanks to Girls, Inc of Delaware, Delta Sigma Theta, Wilmington, DE Alumni Chapter and of course  NASA for allowing these women to be Hidden Figures no more. Special shout out to Grand Hank who always supports women in STEM.

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About Hillyer

I'm a passionate 7th grade science teacher looking to inspire others.
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