The Women’s History Conference inspires minds to pursue a brighter future

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Telemundo anchor Dunia Elvir speaking on the Wray Theatre stage.

The Women’s History Conference was held at Rio Hondo College on Friday, March 7 at 8:30 a.m. at the Wray Theatre for young women in high school trying to seek their next step into progressing their future and accomplishing anything they set their minds to.

Keynote speaker, Dunia Elvir, Telemundo news anchor, told her inspiring background story and how she became successful.

Elvir said, “The main message for these girls is not to allow external noises become your excuses. You can make it; you can be whatever you want in life. If you can picture something in your mind or you can imagine something, that can be your future you just have to work to get it, and it’s not easy, it’s very difficult, but if you stay focused you can be anything you want to be in life.”

Elvir focused on inspiring students to remind them to never lose hope of their dreams.

She explained that it doesn’t matter if you have a bad background or if you are poor, she says you can sit there and cry, or get up and do something about it.

Elvir explained how she went to only making $15 a day to making what she does today.

She states that education is a necessary thing to have and that many companies will help you to better your education.

She left the women who participated in the event with hope for the rest of their high school journey. Afterward, Elvir talked to students and took pictures with women she helped inspired.