March is Women’s History Month, and we are continuing to highlight women in our agency who help push our mission forward. Meet Sarah Shipman, our CSBG Supervisor. Sarah shares what Women’s History Month means to her and more.
Women’s History Month with Sarah Shipman
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?
I think it’s important to recognize everyone’s contributions. Women had and still have a major role in the success of our society. Celebrating women’s history gives others who do not know
the history to get the opportunity to learn some of it when it is highlighted during. Women’s History Month.
Q. Tell me some ways in which you are making history through your work or communities.
As a community action employee, I work hard to empower the families that we work with. I have advocated, coached, empathized, and supported in numerous other ways the lives that I have touched, who have also touched my life through my encounter with them.
Q. Who is a female leader – past or present that you look up to and why?
Former Mayor of Atlanta Keisha Lance Bottoms is a very impressive politician. I admire her passion for the “people”. She is well-spoken. She’s very tenacious. She is a natural politician who has a genuine concern for the welfare of those she served. I believe she is destined for a very high office in government.