GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — As Kamala Harris was sworn in as the nation’s first female Vice President, this has now given more women a new role model.
For the first time in history, we have a female leader in the second highest position in the country.
“It is a historical day for us and I believe that elected officials should represent the people. And that’s exactly what madame Vice President Kamala Harris will do," said YWCA's Women’s Empowerment Center Director, Suzanne Wittman.
And she says Harris not only representing women, but a demographic that is often times overlooked.
“Specifically, a role model for underrepresented and young girls of colors. And seeing that with hard work women can do anything", Wittman said.
Karen Monfre with the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation agrees saying it’s vital that women are empowered by one another.
“We need female leaders that can help bring us together. Help bring opportunities for women. Help our nation heal and provide role models for the young girls", Monfre said.
But she goes on to say the fight is far from over.
“We celebrate the advancement of women and role models for girls but we are not done yet until we have a woman in the top chair and until we really provide opportunity for all women", Monfre said.