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?
I have a stronger sense of what I should expect from our country and how to let my voice be heard on many levels.
9to5’s Community Internship Program has taught me how people can create the changes we need for a more just and humane society.