For Angelica and Diana Canchola, meeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was the highlight of their day.
The 16-year-old twins introduced Pelosi to their peers and teachers at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy in downtown Fort Worth on Monday.
Angelica and Diana say they both want to study engineering and that hearing Pelosi talk about becoming a leader in a male-dominated arena was empowering.
“The fact that she could come up and be Speaker of the House – the first female in history – that really resonated with me as I try to take on a role in a white male dominated field,” said Diana. “Really seeing her and how she pulled through, all the adversities in life, makes me want to do the same and pave my own path.