March is Women’s History Month, and we are continuing to highlight women in our agency who help push our mission forward. Meet Alexandra Hunt. Alexandra is part of the Community Services Block Grant team and she shares what Women’s History Month means to her, what impacts she’s having in our local communities, and who is her source of inspiration.
Q. What does Women’s History Month mean to you and why is it important to celebrate the women who have paved the way in society?
Women’s History Month is to recognize women’s achievements throughout the years. This month is important because it encourages young women to know that if women in the past could make such empowering achievements, so can they.
Q. Tell me how you are making history through your work or communities.
I am not sure how I am making history within my work and/or communities but I feel as I tell the story of my life and how I got to where I am today, I am encouraging others. It took me many years to get to a place in my life where I felt comfortable telling my story. But now I feel my story could one day help another young woman.
Q. Who is a female leader – past or present that you look up to and why?
My aunt is someone I look up to. She has endured many obstacles in her life. The things she has had to face would cause some to become depressed or discouraged or even feel as if there is no hope. This woman is strong and even though she has been through a lot in her life a stranger could never see her pain. I thrive to be as strong and independent as she has been and continues to be for her family.