In the midst of an exceptional career spanning 1980 until 1999, Lydia Zaslow decided to go back to school. She attended the Oregon State University to complete a Bachelor's degree in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. During her studies, Lydia Zaslow was constantly on the Dean’s List, which demonstrated just how passionate she was about the path she chose and how dedicated she was to finishing her studies in a way that would make all women proud. Lydia seeks to espouse her advocacy for women that extends beyond mere gender sensitivity, as she consistently works hard to support the efforts for women to have access to premium health care, protection from extreme violence, limitless freedom, good quality education, and better leadership opportunities.
Lydia Zaslow believes women like her deserve to be acknowledged for holding up half the sky. Women play vital roles by providing that necessary nurturing element in society that enables the future generation to thrive in the world today.
Lydia Zaslow believes in women empowerment and the basic right for women to enjoy the same blessings and opportunities as their male counterparts, or everyone else for that matter. For Ms. Zaslow, women have been holding up half the sky for as long as their male counterparts have held up their half of the sky. What is genuinely needed for further women empowerment is the acknowledgment that women have suffered too long from the lack of access to health care, extreme violence, limitations on freedom, and lack of education and leadership opportunities. This mere acknowledgment is the start of something better for women in the horizon because people will surely start doing something to solve those issues and for the longer term, as well.
Lydia Zaslow hopes to be one of the loud voices that enable genuine change to happen in the world for the sake of women who are still left in the dark because of the lack of opportunities for them in society.