This International Women’s Day, we celebrate the power of a first step, and the courage it takes.
Last October, Merina took a daring first step onto a shaky platform floating high above the heads of her peers. The group had greeted the ropes course with trepidation, fearful of the three-story climb. Someone needed to go first, and Merina was quick to volunteer.
Carefully making her way up the post with her friends cheering her on, Merina reached the stepping off point - the moment where she had to release her hold and trust her first step onto a floating platform.
As Merina reached the platform, the group was elated. Her bravery showed those on the ground that conquering the course was possible. One by one, every single woman made the same climb and finished the course.