I am grateful for Wonder Women.
I loved Wonder Woman growing up. I watched every episode of Linda Carter taking on villains. I owned a classic Wonder Woman lunch box. I even dressed up in a Wonder Woman costume for several Halloweens.
Wonder Woman is a fictional super hero that I looked up to. Now that I am an adult, I am surrounded by real Wonder Women in my life. Women like my moms, friends, change makers, activists, and so many more who make an impact in big ways.
There is a group of Wonder Women who continue to amaze me. Instead of being Amazonians, they belong to the TechWomen tribe. They wear capes donning the initials "TW" and they use their powers to strengthen women all over the world.
I never get a chance to show my gratitude to them and to tell them how much they mean to me. When I saw a recent video of Jerusalem, I couldn't help but think about three special women who I spent time with when I visited that city.
One of these TechWomen is Katy Dickinson who used her unwavering determination to take me to Gaza to meet my friend Enas Ha who I never thought I would be able to see again in her home country. Or Eileen Brewer who uses her magical powers to teach thousands of girls about mother boards all over the world. Most of them have never seen a computer in their lives. Instead of carrying a lasso, you can see Eileen wheeling her carry on full of recycled mother boards. Or Erin Wilkinson who has a special ability to connect with anyone, especially kids, and whose heart and doors are always unlocked.
In the words of the original Wonder Woman, Linda Carter, who said, "There lies within each of us Wonder Woman. She is real. Wonder Woman helps brings out the inner strength every woman has.
We are all inclusive, that is who women are. We are stronger together. We are half the world. We have a voice. We are the mothers of all mankind. We can be kind and wise and smart and beautiful and strong and brave. We believe in fair pay and fair play."
Thank you #TechWomen. Thank you Wonder Women. Thank you for changing the world one person at a time.