With her two young daughters in day care, Women's eNews founder Rita Henley Jensen was able to stay late for a meeting with a college counselor on freshman orientation day at Ohio State University in 1972.
The topic of discussion: How was she planning to pay for four years of college?
Rita told the counselor she was waiting to hear about a full-scholarship, and had previously met with a member of staff at the university who would make the ultimate decision. Comfortable with the counselor and her sincere interest in Rita's future, Rita shared that the male staff member had made sexual advances toward her during their meeting.
Enraged, the counselor stood up and insisted that this would not be tolerated and appropriate action would be taken. Within 24 hours, Rita heard that the man had been replaced--and that she in fact was eligible for a full-scholarship to complete her studies.
The counselor's actions on behalf of Rita changed the course of her life.
Women's eNews is a direct result of Rita's desire to pay it forward and take a stand on behalf of women and girls around the world.
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