Over the weekend, I had the chance to see the film, “Hidden Figures.” Based on a recently published book, the film tells the largely unknown story of African American women working for NASA during the 1960s. It focuses on three extraordinary women who played vital roles in the first successful manned orbit around the moon--Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan. In the film, and in real life, these powerful and intelligent women were confident in their abilities and eager to serve their country. Facing racial and gender discrimination, they preserved through very challenging times to make worthy contributions to the space program. I applauded with the rest of the audience at the film’s end and walked away full of gratitude. I am able to have the personal, professional and financial success I enjoy today because of pioneering women such as these.
Here are the other things I am celebrating this week:
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