I have amazing friends.
That’s not me bragging, readers; that’s me applauding the amazing people I’m surrounded by in both my working and personal lives. They inspire and challenge me and I live for the moments when one of them says something so profound or wise or real that I have to pause to recognize their brilliance.
Jane DaCosta, founder and executive director of the Metropolitan Equestrian Team, is one such friend. We share the goals of inspiring and educating students and mentoring them into whatever futures they see for themselves. (In Jane’s case, she takes steps to make sure that every student she encounters can envision a future that’s bigger than the one that student may initially envision.) She is, to put it succinctly, a rock star.
And to commemorate International Women’s Day 2021, I could think of no one better to talk through these issues with. I came away from our conversation inspired (as I always do when I speak with Jane) – I hope you do too, readers.)