Getting up close and personal with Betsy Devos

For many years, many people have believed that this is the land of equal opportunities to all; but truth be told, there has always been a glass ceiling that make it impossible for people of both genders to compete and achieve favorably in the world of work. Yet, despite the odds being against them, there are women who are breaking the glass ceiling daily and making it in the world that is dominated by men. One of these people is Betsy Devos. Betsy has been an entrepreneur, an activist in educational matters and a lover of charitable causes.

Betty was Born Elisabeth on the 8th of January 1958. Her childhood was spent in Holland, Michigan. Her father was a billionaire industrialist who had originally come from Holland and started the Prince Corporation. The company is believed to have been one of the best employers in the city and it is said that there was a time that he had more than two thirds of the city’s population in his payroll. The company sells spare parts and other related wares in the city. Betsy attended the high school in Holland and later proceeded to the Calvin College. She enrolled for a business administration and political science course at the University. She was very active in college politics when she was there. He background was strongly religious and conservative. For the longest time, she was a congregant at the Christian Reformed Church of North America. Her religious leanings have always been part of her political agenda.

Since the 1980’s she has been an active member of the Michigan Republican Party Chapter. Betsy is not the kind of person to keep quiet when matters close to her heart seem to be going wrong. She was very vocal in the just concluded elections and was later appointed to the position of Education Secretary by President Trump. Her appointment comes from the fact that she has always strongly stood for the things she believes in and has never equivocated on her stands.

Educational activism

One of the things that Betsy strongly believes in is educational equality for all the people. Her stands are what made her the most suitable candidate for the office she currently holds. She stated that things had been wrong for so many years and status quo was no longer what America needed at the time. Check this related article from nypost.com

Philanthropy

Betsy DeVos takes part in many philanthropic causes. These include the Dick and Betsy Devos foundation that she started with her husband. With the initiative, she aims to transform the community by instilling leadership, a sense of community, arts, justice and better educational standards. It is her deepest believe that when the less fortunate get an equal access to opportunities, the entire society wins. Follow Betsy on twitter.com