Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Why female mentors matter most

Express Staff Writer

"They set an example that if you work hard, good things will come to you."

Kami Norbom, 12

Plans to be: I don't know because there are so many possibilities

open to me.


"It's important to share experiences with others so we can learn from each other's successes and failures."

Payson Bennett, 9

Plans to be: a horse trainer


"They help you."

Devon Peterson, 7

Plans to be: a veterinarian


"They teach you and take care of you."

Gracie Peterson, 7

Plans to be: a princess, a mom and a rock star named Glimmer


"You can learn important things in life from older women."

Jordyn Mary, 10

Plans to be: a photographer


"It's someone other than your mother to talk to. There are certain things you just want to talk to another woman about."

Brenda Barriga, 18

Plans to be: a restaurateur, business owner


"Women will push you harder to succeed. They don't see you as fragile. They come from the same perspective."

Amber Lewis, 17

Plans to be: a photographer who tinkers with cars


"You have somebody to believe in you that's not your family. They can show you how they did it and how you can do it better."

Aloe Orison, 10

Plans to be: Olympic ski racer


"Girls go through so much more through their lifetimes than boys do and we need more help. Women set an example of what to be like and what not to. They will shape a new generation of girls we can be proud of."

Sydney Tidwell, 16

Plans to be: a nurse or special education teacher

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