SAN MATEO, CA - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) will hold two free events for girls and young women in honor of Women’s History Month on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at San Francisco and East Palo Alto libraries. “When I Grow Up…” will feature professional women who will share how they have succeeded in their fields.

The San Francisco event will be held at the Merced Branch on 155 Winston Drive. The four speakers will be Fire Chief Joanne Hayes White, NASA rocket scientist Natalia Batalha, video journalist Jan Yanehiro and Congresswoman Speier. Chief Hayes White will bring a fire engine that the girls will be allowed to explore immediately after the event. The group will also be joined by Angus, the fire rescue dog, who is said to be an expert at climbing ladders.

The East Palo Alto event will be held in the Community Room at the East Palo Alto Library on 2415 University Avenue. The four speakers will be Yvonne Cagle, NASA scientist, astronaut, medical doctor and retired Air Force Colonel, Tracy Unger, San Mateo Police Sergeant, Susan Hildreth, Executive Director of the Peninsula Library System and Congresswoman Speier.
 
Both events are at capacity and will accommodate about 100 girls age 6-15 each and their parents.

“Girls need to realize that they can achieve anything they dream!” Speier said. “Our goal is to replace their fear and insecurity with motivation and confidence. We want them to believe that they can be the leaders of tomorrow.”

Who:        
Congresswoman Jackie Speier
Joanne Hayes White, San Francisco Fire Chief
Natalie Batalha, NASA rocket scientist
Jan Yanehiro, journalist
What:        
When I Grow Up…    
When:     
Saturday, March 28, 2015
10:30 – 11:30 am    
Where:    
San Francisco Public Library
Merced Branch
155 Winston Drive
San Francisco, CA 94132


Who:        
Congresswoman Jackie Speier
Yvonne Cagle, NASA scientist, astronaut, medical doctor
Tracy Unger, San Mateo Police Sergeant
Susan Hildreth, Executive Director Peninsula Library System

What:        
When I Grow Up…
When:    
Saturday, March 28, 2015
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Where:    
San Mateo County Library
East Palo Alto Library
Community Room
2415 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

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