In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, we asked members of our SHE community for their “woman crush” – a woman who inspires them professionally and/or personally. We will post these “Woman Crushes” each Wednesday in March.
Dany Karemera, Production Manager
My woman crush is Jeanette Kagame, the First Lady of Rwanda. As the First Lady, she has made it her top priority that girls and women are highly regarded by society. She started girls’ empowerment projects, mostly in education. She always encourages girls to become future leaders of our country. For example, now more than 60% of the Rwandan parliament are women, and First Lady Kagame did a lot to make this happen.”
CeCe Camacho, Chief Operating Officer, Global
My abuela (grandmother) married at 14 and raised five children who flourished into wonderful people. She immigrated with her family from Mexico and worked on the railroad, in the canary as well as a farm laborer. She was the matriarch of her clan who cared deeply for her family and community by sharing crates of fruits and vegetables as well as her famous tortillas. She was an outspoken and tender woman with arms of steel.