Davinia Parton  

2023 Golden Women 

Book Scholarship Winner

Pursuing Master's and Education Specialist Degree in Psychology and Social Sciences

Loyola Marymount University  

Why continuing an education is so important to her:

"To provide financial stability for my myself and my son, and to be a worthy advocate for my son."

Davinia proudly supports:

Parents Helping Parents, Support Group

Davinia, what does the term “Golden Women” mean to you?

To me "Golden Women" are those that do more, are passionate, are giving and who fight for what's important to them and those they care for.

Davinia, describe something that is plaguing young women today and explain what can be done to turn it around? What can you do to help?  

I think that the biggest problem impacting younger generations is in education and how that is managed in the United States. There is inequity in access to resources, standards of teaching, and consistency. I think that teachers are undervalued and need more training and support to be able to engage and create meaningful learning opportunities for the children. There is a lack of knowledge about neurodiversity, and an insensitivity to cultural norms and practices that put some children at a disadvantage. I think possibly more importantly that parents need to have some preparation for becoming parents. This speaks to all ages. Young women who become pregnant at an early age need support from counsellors to help them navigate the challenge of growing up themselves while supporting a child with very little life experience and resources. I hope that through my future work as a school psychologist I can help parents fill in the blanks to support their children through their school career, and help to educate younger children about sex and motivate them to succeed and achieve their goals.