My grandmother, Ms Dorothy Hartlieb is my Champion of Change. When she was a young girl, it was not the social norm for women to attend college. Dorothy not only earned her Bachelor’s degree but she also went on and earned her Master’s degree in Library Science. She also played sports in college which was long before NCAA sanctioned sports for women.
She always taught me that you are responsible for your own successes and failures in life and to never count on someone else for your livelihood. She also ingrained in me from a very young age that I needed to earn a college degree. She always said to set your sights high and be proud to be a woman in America where we have opportunities that others do not.