Woman of the Year

Woman of the YearI am honored to name Carol Pike Bauer as the 2017 Woman of the Year in the 66th Assembly District. She is an inspirational leader with a long history of accomplishments. I am pleased to pay tribute to such a talented and dedicated constituent.

She has inspired me, and I share her story because I hope she will inspire you as well.

A pioneer for women working in the sciences, Carol bravely pursued learning opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. She had a distinguished career at McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) at a time when there were very few women in the field.

Dedicating her retirement to giving back, Carol has encouraged women and girls to follow in her footsteps. She is a longtime member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) where she has been a member since 1960. Recently, Carol has been a involved with AAUW’s Tech Trek program which sends middle school girls to science camps on university campuses with the goal of closing the learning gap between boys and girls in the fields of math and science.

During the annual Woman of the Year celebration, a woman from each Assembly district is honored at the State Capitol. Each honoree is introduced on the Assembly Floor and receives a special certificate honoring her accomplishments.

The annual event has been a Capitol tradition since 1987 as a way to highlight the achievements of outstanding women throughout the state during Women’s History Month.