“I liked how Arlene was so descriptive about her life and big events, how comfortable she was sharing about her friend's death, and how determined she was to stop that chemical in pajamas. I also liked that she still stays connected to her mountain-climbing buddies. I was surprised to learn that the chemical [chlorinated tris] was in most pajamas and that Colgate can cause cancer. I was also surprised that just because she loves climbing, she still does things to help give back to the environment. She inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and look beyond what I see. Also, that just because I'm good at one thing, that doesn’t mean I can't do more.” – Layla
“I liked how inspiring Arlene was and all the things she did to get there. I think that women are told that they can't do things just because they're women; but Arlene proved that she could do anything any man can do. I learned that when in doubt, take a hike. Arlene climbed mountains and did research that changed America, but she is still this down-to-earth woman. Arlene has taught me to watch out for everyday things in life because they could be harmful. But mostly, she inspired me and made me think I could do anything.” -- Amari
“I thought that it was really fun. It taught me a lot about why women’s leadership is important. It really made me think about what we put in our products and how they affect us. Something that really surprised me was the amount of chemicals we put in our bodies without knowing. It's crazy that we don't even know about half the chemicals in our life. Arlene inspired me to go after my dreams. She's done so much and she's amazing. She's a real role model. She's done amazing research and it's helped a lot of people.” -- Lucy
“I enjoyed the luncheon a lot. The speaker was interesting and her accomplishments really impressed me. In her speech, she told us that having role models inspired her success and I think she is passing that on to us, while being a role model for us. This inspired me to be a role model for people younger than me when I'm older and even now. Right now, it's hard to imagine doing such great things, but it's possible. This story can relate to all women trying to succeed today because there will always be things that get in our way, but we can climb mountains, if necessary, to get there.” -- G.