RAISE A GIRL WHO TRAVELS INDEED - Ms. Tahira Brown is pure Black excellence this Black History Month as the FIRST ever Black Female Pilot a FedEx. We love everything about her story! She speaks honestly about the barriers she faced, how she overcame them and how mentorship from Mr. Bill Norwood, the FIRST Black pilot at United Airlines helped her achieve this amazing career high.
We love this for many reasons but mainly the fact that our girls can see themselves in Ms. Brown! One of our foundation pillars for beGirls is teaching about traditional and non-traditional careers in travel.
Here's a small nugget to leave you with today, but also check out the entire inspirational article HERE and THANK YOU to Ms. Brown for being an example to our girls. Hopefully we get to meet her someday!
The career path that Brown chose was no walk in the park. She had to work hard to prove herself capable and worthy of every opportunity. She offers advice to young girls who want to become pilots one day–they have to be willing to put in the work. But believing in themselves is probably the biggest challenge to overcome.
“I tell them my life story, and that the end result and sacrifices are going to be worth it. You have to make sacrifices, and the road is going to be hard,” Brown said. “I let them know that I am here to support them, to give them advice and to listen to them, because that was important to me. But, they will have to find it within themselves to know that it is achievable. I also tell young people to not allow negative attitudes to affect you. This has been true for me. We can be our biggest barriers at times. We have to overcome our own personal barriers to achieve our goals.”
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