Girl's Day event hopes to change status quo in politics

MILWAUKEE -- March 23rd is all about women, and empowering them at the Girl's Day celebration in Milwaukee's City Hall. Powerful women like State Senator Lena Taylor and Milwaukee Alderwoman Milele Coggs were part of a panel of guests that helped inspire female high school and college students to pursue public service.

High School Junior Chakari Monsanto plans to study medicine, but came to Girl's Day to explore her options. "If I don't want to pursue what I've already thought about, maybe this might be something else I might want to do," Monsanto said.

19-year-old Brittney Roundtree is already considering a run for office. "I'm biology pre-med, but I'm changing to sociology," Roundtree said.

Alderwoman Coggs says the young ladies that came to the event area exactly what the City of Milwaukee needs, because women are underrepresented in elected offices. "While there have been over a thousand men, there's only been 14 women to serve and so we need to change that," Coggs said.

Over 30 girls took part in Friday's event. This is the second year City Hall has hosted Girl's Day.