This weekend I went to see the movie, Hidden Figures, about three amazing black women who were instrumental to the success of the space program at NASA. They were three among many talented and extremely intelligent black women who were as smart and capable as I could ever hope to be. They endured segregation and many other forms of discrimination all while contributing to one of our nation’s most important missions—getting a man into outer space. Whenever I bemoan the challenges I face, I must remember the generations of women who endured so much more so that all women have greater opportunities today. Yet, I mustn’t forget that there is still far more left to be done. In a little less than two weeks, I’ll be in Washington, D.C. for the Women’s March. The first time in my life I’ve been motivated to action. It’s women like Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan who inspire me to be a better person, woman, and citizen.