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Satin on finding yourself

I remember watching the Tennessee Lady Vols during their 1998 Championship run and seeing Pat Summit. I remember jumping on the couch and saying, ‘Mom, I have got to play for this lady.’ It was her. She just carried herself with such grace. She was intense and passionate about her job.

I was raised with the mindset that in order to succeed, I had to be great at sports or else I wouldn’t make it out. I didn’t realize that tinkering with broken tvs, pcs and radios would lead me to technology, while sports would provide leadership qualities instead.

It took me a long time to find myself and when I did, it was so freeing.

The women leaders of today should encourage the curious, young, beautiful girls of tomorrow to be confident with themselves. The community and industry can help by educating parents as well as children. By including the parents, you build a structure that a girl will need to succeed in a male-dominated industry.

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