Hilda Solis was United States Secretary of Labor from 2009-2013 and the first female Latina member of the Cabinet. She is now a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
I believe that “Women Can Build” is a very worthy project as it showcases the strength and courage of women who are the backbone of our society. Women can hammer a nail into a rail track and provide rail maintenance… Women ensure that this country run smoothly and on-time.
Unfortunately, stereotypes still exist in the 21st century workforce. Some jobs are less encouraging and more daunting to women who have much more to prove than their male counterpart.
It is incumbent on all of us to encourage young women to re-think about transit manufacturing and dispel any misrepresentation and stereotypes that are associated with the profession itself and the very women who are part of it.
The project speaks for itself: “Women Can Build” — and I would add “anything.”
My family was the impetus of my public service career which spans over 30 years. I continue to believe that public service is my greatest contribution to this country that has given my family so much.