"When I returned to Greenville after law school, there was a leadership vacuum. The streets hadn’t been redone in years! I was an attorney like my dad, and when people suggested I run for mayor, he cross-examined me. Our population was 68 percent African-American, but we’d never had a black or female mayor. I decided just because it hadn’t been done didn’t mean it couldn’t be.” 
 - Heather McTeer, 35, Mayor of Greenville, Mississippi(via Powerful Women Under 40 - Marie Claire)

"When I returned to Greenville after law school, there was a leadership vacuum. The streets hadn’t been redone in years! I was an attorney like my dad, and when people suggested I run for mayor, he cross-examined me. Our population was 68 percent African-American, but we’d never had a black or female mayor. I decided just because it hadn’t been done didn’t mean it couldn’t be.” 

- Heather McTeer, 35, Mayor of Greenville, Mississippi

(via Powerful Women Under 40 - Marie Claire)

A bold motto from a bold leader.

A bold motto from a bold leader.