October 5, 2018
This week is all about awe-inspiring women crashing the boys’ party. From the Marvel universe, to STEM, and NASCAR, these women are showing young women how following your dreams, no matter the dream, is possible.
Captain Marvel will be the most powerful character ever introduced in a Marvel film and she’s a female
The first trailer for the Captain Marvel origin story was released this week and it’s everything we could want and more. Captain Marvel is played by Brie Larson who was the Academy Award Winner for Best Actress in 2015. This isn’t just another superhero movie. Captain Marvel is going to be the most powerful character ever introduced in the Marvel Universe. Will she save the Marvel Universe? I guess we have to *impatiently* wait to find out. LAD Bible
Don’t worry, you read that correctly. It’s been 55 years since a woman was awarded The Nobel Prize in Physics. The spell has finally been broken! Congratulations to Donna Strickland for becoming the third woman ever to win this award. Strickland, along with the other winners, paved the way for the shortest and most intense laser pulses ever created. Strickland believes she’s always been equal and that the two men who won with her deserve the honor just as much. Her attitude in STEM, along with this honor, give little girls tangible hope that they can one day win this award too. Once again, congratulations and thank you. BBC
Seventeen-year-old California teen, Hailie Deegan, is the first female winner in NASCAR K&N West Series race
At only 17-years-old, Hailie Deegan has become the first female winner of a K&N West Series race. Deegan took the lead in the last lap of the race, passing her competitor Cole Rouse. That final push in the last lap is what Deegan was preparing for and is the reason she was able to check off her final goal for 2018. Little girls all over the world are looking up to Deegan. She is a role model making huge strides in a male-dominated field. This is clearly my all time favorite saying but it constantly applies: representation matters. Congratulations, Deegan! NBC Sports