The push for gender equity has been long and hard. Many women, including myself, have endured challenges of subtle and not-so-subtle biases in the workplace. The next generation of women will face new and different obstacles, but the preparation girls and women receive from participating in competitive sports will enable many more of them to reach higher and to go further.
I'd like to celebrate girls as they reach for their greatest ambitions. But let's keep in mind the 62 million girls who aren't in school, and let's all do what we can do to become part of the solution. Change starts when each of us makes a commitment to creating better circumstances for our global community.