Barbara Corn Patterson, Andrea Smith and Kaarina Jager, Roswell’s outstanding women for 2013, pose for a photo during Women’s History Month Celebration Brunch, Saturday, at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. (Mark Wilson Photo)
Cindy Wilson had an inspiring message for the some 160 guests at Saturday’s 2013 Women’s History Month Celebration.
“You can have it all. You must know that,” said the former aerospace and computer technology specialist who described the challenges she faced as career woman in the 1970s. “I want you to dream. We did things because we didn’t know we couldn’t. I want to see us get back to that. We need it because we’re not doing it anymore… The one thing our country can do is — we are excellent at dreaming and creating.”
The audience was moved by Wilson’s inspiring tales of her childhood as the daughter of a space pioneer who was involved with the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo manned missions, and her stories of how she struggled to start as a typist and worked up to senior management at Hughes Aircraft Company.
As guest speaker of the 14th-annual celebration, Wilson shared podium time with City of Roswell Mayor Del Jurney who thanked the three women honored for their community service during the brunch.
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