Megan Murphy, Executive Director, National Coalition of Girls’ Schools
A glass ceiling for women has been shattered with Kamala Harris becoming the first female Vice President in United States history. She also has broken racial barriers as the first Black person and first South Asian American elected to the second highest office in the country. As a non-partisan organization, NCGS does not promote or endorse political party platforms or candidates, but we recognize this historic moment for women as one that far surpasses partisan politics. As a Coalition, we are united in elevating women’s leadership worldwide and believe true leadership can only be achieved when diverse voices and gender and racial equity are included and valued at the table. The U.S., for the first time in its history, is joining other countries like New Zealand, Iceland, Germany, and Taiwan in electing a female leader to the highest levels of government.
Girls’ schools exist to educate girls and young women to imagine limitless possibilities and to achieve their fullest, most authentic selves.