Dukes Celebrate Women's History Month

The Dukes Athletic Department recently caught up with Women's Soccer Goalkeeper Imani Gaines for her insight on celebrating Women's History Month
The Dukes Athletic Department recently caught up with Women's Soccer Goalkeeper Imani Gaines for her insight on celebrating Women's History Month

Recently, CCC caught up with Imani Gaines as they celebrate Women's History Month. Imani was the 2017 Region XIX Women's Goalkeeper of the Year and was also named Cumberland's Woman of the Year.  Below, she provided what Women's empowerment and history means to her.

Is there a person who has influenced you to become the woman you are today? Please share with us who and how they inspire you.

I would have to pick my mom and my grandmother who has inspired me to become the women I am today because even through the tough times they always push me to do better. My grandmother always tells me she see's a bright future in head of me I just have to want it as much as anyone else. 
 
What would your feelings be if you were considered a role model for other young women in our area and community?
 
If I was considered a role model for other young women in my community I would be very proud of myself. Not only are they looking up to me, but maybe what I do can inspire them to do better. 
 
If you had the opportunity to enhance the future for women (socially, in the workplace, etc.), what would you do?
 
If I had the opportunity to enhance the future for women I would encourage women to be what they want to be and if they needed help doing so I would help by finding resources for them.
 
 
A woman who currently inspires me: My grandmother 
 
I want to set an example for young women by...: I want to set an example for young women by telling them whatever you put your mind to you can accomplish it! Don't let the hard times bring you down because it will be all worth it in the end. 
 
In Women's History Month, I want to shine a light on...: my friend Jasmine for always being there for me and to always strive to do better.