Promoting Leadership Among Women and Girls
In honor of Women's History Month, and in an effort to encourage leadership among women and girls, the Governor invited middle-school age girls in Rhode Island to participate in a "Governor for a Day" essay contest. In April, contest winner Khatima Bulmer served as Governor for a Day.
The Governor welcomed Governor for a Day essay writers to the South Lawn of the State House recently to thank them for their participation. Khatima Bulmer emceed the event that included remarks from the Governor, Health and Human Services Secretary Elizabeth Roberts, and Cathy Sparks of the Department of Environmental Management. The Governor told the girls that if there was one lesson they took away from this, it's that they can be anything they want to be, and she made them promise that they would go after their dreams and never let anyone tell them they can't achieve them.