U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito spoke to a class of fifth grade girls in Harrison County this morning.
The senator brought her “West Virginia: Girls Rise Up” program to Norwood Elementary School, in hopes of inspiring girls to reach their full potential.
Sen. Capito highlighted prominent women throughout American history who have made a difference, including her title as being the only woman to serve in the U.S. senate in West Virginia history.
“I think they realize that I’m just a regular person and that regular people can have great aspirations,” Capito said. “I hope someday one of them will say, ‘That U.S. Senator came to my class and she made me want to think, maybe I could be president.'”
The senator had all the girls write down some of their career goals and made a point to encourage the girls to look into careers in “STEM,” Where women make up only around ten percent of the workforce.