QUORUM: An Online Community Empowering Women
My sister and I were raised by a single mom and we personally witnessed the challenges that she faced as a mother and as a professional (she’s a structural engineer in an extremely male-dominated industry). Regardless of what she was going through, she gave us everything and she also gave to the community. I was taught gratitude and the importance of lifting others alongside you and have done what I can to mentor young women over the last several years, but I’d always wanted to do more. At the start of the pandemic I felt helpless and frankly, guilty that I wasn’t able to do more as I saw people’s livelihoods disappear and their physical and emotional wellbeing threatened. The pandemic has had a tremendously harmful impact on women and I realized that this was the time for me to act.