TAMPA – Today, DSMW had the priviledge of attending the Women of Distinction luncheon. Everything was about the event was impressive. From the over seven hundred people in attendence, to the four women being honored, it was truly inspiring to see people gathered together to celebrate women who have made a difference in the lives of so many and the young women, to whom the torch is being passed.
Keynote speaker, former first daughter and best-selling author Jenna Bush Hager, shared experiences of her travels in Latin America and Haiti. She spoke of the women she had met and the horrible poverty in which they suffered. Women like Ana, the young woman profiled in her book, Ana’s Story. Yet despite the seemingly insurmountable obstacles they faced, these women had hope; education.
DSMW decided to ask Mrs. Hager about the rancorous debate over education, especially teachers unions. While not a Hardball question, it was not a cream puff either. She was gracious and took the time to give us a serious answer:
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Thank you to the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida for an amazing event. And finally, thank you to Margaret M. Sullivan, Ph.D, USFSP Regional Chancellor, for telling one of the more funny and entertaining stories we have heard in a long time.