Standing up for Women
Something we like to say at the White House is that we work on behalf of the best clients in the world, we work for the American people. There really is no greater honor than the opportunity to serve your country -- from serving in the armed services, to educating our kids, to creating economic opportunity in our communities, to working on behalf of the President of the United States, each endeavor is an active performance of service for the greater good of America.
In this week’s edition of “Women Working to Do Good” HelloGiggles spotlights Quinn Fitzgerald, a former White House intern who served on behalf of the President last fall with passion. Drawing from her experience of empowering women worldwide through volunteerism, outreach, and community building, Quinn is a role model, a patriot and a brilliant example of a woman working to do good. In the profile, the author writes:
As for her plans for the future, Quinn’s intention is to continue connecting politics with the issues close to her heart. “I want to continue serving the President in any way I can,” she says, adding, “I feel like he shares the same values, fundamentally, that I do, and I want to keep pursuing that.” As she does, she will take with her the inspiration that has carried her this far already. “I’m doing the work I’m doing today because of women who have inspired me and mentored me. If it wasn’t for [my mother and grandmother] I wouldn’t be the person I am today and I wouldn’t be doing the work that I’m doing.”
Quinn has committed her talents and passions towards empowering women from all walks of life. With each of us with women in our lives, how will you stand up for them?
Read more about Women Working to Do Good
- “Cookies for a Cure”
- "Women Working to Do Good" Visits the White House
- A Girl's Best Friend
- Giving Thanks
- Showing Up in a Big Way
- Art Cart in the Big Apple
- An “Eco-Renaissance” Woman
- Teachers We Love
- Growing Community in Chicago
- Wonder Woman in the Los Angeles Volunteer World
Ronnie Cho is an Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement.