Being a junior and learning about different colleges and careers makes it hard for me to only be interested in one field, but in my eyes business is one of the few majors that will allow me to explore most of the careers that I am currently interested in. Ten years from now I want to be able to say, “because of the choices I made as teenager I am a woman who has a career that she loves and enjoys,” right now studying business is something that makes that seem possible.
“This opportunity is a perfect example of what Sandberg is saying women need, learning from each other benefits us a lot more than just trying to be the best on our own.”
I am currently taking a microeconomics course at City College of New York as a part of my early college studies. Through my professor I have learned that even though the world operates as a global market, it is dominated by men. This scholarship will give me the confidence that I need to believe that I could actually be successful if I were to join the business field, it would be amazing knowing that women aren’t inferior in the business world.
Receiving this scholarship means gaining the opportunity to travel across the world and learn about how women are being supported to partake in the business field. This scholarship, unlike other scholarships that are offered to us, offers a real exposure to how women work in the business world and what their job is like. Receiving this scholarship will give me an advantage that most young women that are planning on pursuing a business career won’t have.
This scholarship gives young women like me the chance to be introduced me to a group of working business women. Women working together with the same interest is something that should be happening everywhere. Sheryl Sandberg said, “The more women help one another, the more we help ourselves. Acting like a coalition truly does produce results.” This opportunity is a perfect example of what Sandberg is saying women need, learning from each other benefits us a lot more than just trying to be the best on our own. This is one of the many reasons why receiving this scholarship will make me feel beyond fortunate.
About the Scholarship
The inaugural Founder’s Scholarship supported by the New York Women’s Bond Club in honor of Michaela Walsh goes to two New York City public high school students who won an essay competition writing about their hopes for the future of women and girls worldwide. Winners of this scholarship will travel with Women’s World Banking to Amman, Jordan this November for our biennial gathering of our network members. Rosaisha Ozoria from Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers and Caitly Reynoso from City College Academy of the Arts are this year’s winners.