October 2020, I joined Toastmasters – a speaking club – to enhance my skill in public speaking. In that same month, our VP for Education invited me to join the Rookies Competition. “You are only a rookie once” That statement, made by one member, pushed me to take part even though I was a week old in the group and was extremely nervous. This month is women’s month, and I want to share the speech I did during the competition. In honor of the greatest woman I know, my hero and my teacher – my dear Lola.