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Tamara Green, pictured here with her mother, is a member of 9to5 Georgia. She spoke at the national We Wont Wait Summit about her experience as a caregiver. Tamara is an advocate for her mother who lives with HIV/AIDS. Because she needed to accompany her mother to the hospital, Tamara was fired from her job.
Speaking at the United State of Women Summit was an incredible experience. I never imagined that I would be on the same stage as President Obama, Kerry Washington and Attorney General Loretta Lynch. I spoke on a panel with equal pay advocate Lilly Ledbetter, to discuss the state of women in the workplace.
Charmaine Davis, 9to5 Georgia Director
At this event, we were all asked to create a “Because of them, I can…” statement, I chose to dedicate myself to educating others on women’s issues and working towards enacting change. Words cannot describe the feeling of having the opportunity to meet a group of folks who are working towards bettering the lives of others and reaching a place of equality in our country that we so desperately need.
I was so excited to attend the 5th Annual Women’s History Brunch. The lineup of speakers looked interesting and it was a chance for me to network and meet like-minded women with similar goals. I wasn’t disappointed
I don’t know too many people that have not experienced some form of discrimination or had their rights infringed on, in the workplace or when in a position of potential employment. 9to5’s leadership series has given me more motivation and focus as I continue to seek employment in a challenging employment environment.
My goal after completing 9to5’s Community Internship is to be in a confident position on an executive level to make change while educating and leading grassroots campaigns.
I will always stand up for people, because I truly believe every human being has the right to life, love, laughter, and the pursuit of happiness.
I would like to know under what circumstances is it justifiable for a large adult male to physically assault an unarmed, teenage girl who is posing no physical threat to anyone?