Lucy Davis is one of the most inspiring women today.  

She’s insanely dedicated. Davis graduated with a degree in architecture from Stanford University, which demands a lot of commitment for long project nights. But Lucy Davis is not only an architect: this young woman is also a competitive horse jumper. She will be representing Team USA at the Olympic Games in equestrian this year. That means she went to class, studied, and after her scholarly responsibilities were fulfilled, she then went to the stables to practice a sport at a world-champion level. 

Juggling (which is the one thing she can’t do) all of her tasks requires much dedication and discipline; she really has all my admiration. Davis attributes much of her success to the tremendous support network.

Support can come from anyone: a trainer, school tutor, coach, family… but without any assistance, success becomes harder to reach. Like actors on stage, mentors play their supporting roles. They use their talents and knowledge to help the student achieve her best during the performance. However, the actors also need a directors to lead to provide feedback for the actors because they view the stage from different angles. This help from the outside is what Anna Powers and the rest of Powers Education are all about. They support young women trying to find themselves. Many young women think STEM topics are too complex and masculine, but this isn’t true at all. As Lucy proves every day, we can excel in STEM studies at an elite university while simultaneously fulfilling our passions.  

Success depends on a good organization and strong support from “behind the scenes.” Lucy Davis couldn’t be a STEM graduate at Stanford and an Olympian without the right people in her corner. Anyone can reach her goals with a plan. Powers Education can be your plan.  

Fingers crossed for Lucy.  

Image Source: By Clément Bucco-Lechat (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons