MSA President Named as an Unsung Heroine by PBS for Women's History Month
PBS’ Favorite Unsung Heroines
March 10th, 2009
"March is Women’s History Month–but we’d like to shine a light on women of immense accomplishment, fortitude and inspiration, though not an equal amount of recognition. From Bill Moyers, Maria Hinojosa, Judy Woodruff, Lidia Bastianich, Martin Savidge, Tom Stewart and Paula Zahn, their personal unsung heroines..."
Maria Hinojosa, Senior Correspondent from NOW on PBS, on Carissa Picard
“Carissa Picard is an inspiration. The wife of an army pilot and mother of two toddlers, she lives on a military base in Texas. She sees many military
spouses on the base who feel powerless and lonely. But Carissa is a lawyer, so has taken her legal skills and created an organization–Military Spouses for Change (now Military Spouses of America)–to help the wives (and husbands) speak out and feel empowered enough to challenge one of the biggest and most powerful institutions in our country…the military. She helps women own their voices and their power to challenge authority.”
Carissa was featured in the NOW Program “Fighting the Military“, you can watch it online.
Read about the other amazing woman at PBS Unsung Heroines
CONGRADULATIONS Carissa, you've done wonders, in service and advocacy, not only for the spouses of but the Soldiers you've helped, these recent troubled years!!