Girl Meets World!

Posted December 5, 2012 by Marcy Twete in Leaders We Adore

When it comes to female empowerment, sometimes you’ve gotta celebrate the little things as much as you do the big ones. Woman elected President? Not yet? Equal representation in the Board room? Ummm, not even close. But one tiny, tiny win happened recently when the Disney Channel released this statement:

We can confirm that Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel will reprise their hugely popular roles of Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence, this time as a happily married couple and parents to 13-year-old Riley, from whose point of view the story is told.

You may not have caught it from that statement, because Riley can be a gender neutral name. But the big news isn’t that Cory and Topanga are back, it’s that the show will follow their daughter, Riley, and be called Girl Meets World.

A small win, yes, but a win nonetheless. Let’s hope little Riley is a feminist!

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is the author of "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works" and a career expert who believes in order to be empowered in your career, you must be surrounded with resources and a network that both supports and challenges you. Marcy began her own networking journey as a professional fundraiser in the nonprofit industry, honed those skills as a fundraising consultant, and in 2012 networked her way to nearly 1 million readers as the CEO of the professional development website Career Girl Network.


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