Upon my completion of my undergraduate degree I was certain I would work my entire professional career in the flashy world of sports journalism. While I enjoyed my time in sports media, it became clear to me that there are still gender inequalitiles in the workplace, especially male-dominated industries.
In leaving my last job I found that although I still love sports, I lost the deep burnind desire to continue my persuits in the industry. I found that my attention has turned to women; career-minded, and who are equally committed to their companies as their male colleagues. My experiences inspired me to create a better business enviornment for them. With this vision in mind, I felt the best course of action would to go back to school.
Since coming to this conclusion that there needs to be change in the workplace I also look at media, which of course is tremendous influencer on our society. It's heart breaking to me that 65% of women and girls in this country have dealt with eating disorders, the main source for this is the media. This is only one example of many that shows that there needs to be changes.
I was thrilled to be accepted by George Washington University, one of the top public relations programs in the country. Washington D.C. is a great place to begin my journey, but in getting into a top school in one of the most expensive cities in the country, I'll be paying back loans for the rest of my life, and although I believe it is a minor issue compared to the work I hope to do, some financial help would mean the world to me.
Thank you so much,
Whitney E. Holmes