Ever since she was a little girl, she had been fascinated with planes and wondered what it would be like to fly one. Amelia Earthart and Bessie Coleman were her heroines.
When she was older, much to her parents’ astonishment, she enrolled in aviation school. She became one of the school’s top students. When she graduated, she vowed, “One day I will open a flight school for women and girls.”
After both parents died, she used her inheritance to open SOAR, her own school of aviation. And thanks to her, the number of women airline pilots has been climbing steadily.