Start TV Presents: The Power of Perseverance: Women and the Pandemic. Coming this Saturday, July 9th!

By: Start TV Staff     Posted: July 1, 2022, 2:26PM    Tags: StartTV

In this original special, The Power and Perseverance: Women and the Pandemic, Start TV documents three exceptional and inspiring women. These women come from varied industries and socio-economic backgrounds. They openly share their stories of loss, struggle and perseverance during the last two years of challenges amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. This one hour special premieres Saturday, July 9 at 11P | 10C. 

Meet the women featured in The Power and Perseverance: Women and the Pandemic: 

Dr. Kate Deisseroth:

When the COVID-19 pandemic swept the United States, it wreaked havoc on air force veteran, orthopedic surgeon and single mom Dr. Kate Deisseroth's ability to work and have child-care full time. Kate spent months searching for a way to reconfigure her life, ultimately devising a plan that would allow her to better balance her personal and professional responsibilities. 

Jessyca Mathews: 

High school teacher Jessyca Mathews gained national attention for her opinion letter published in The Washington Post (2020), in which she expressed the challenges a teacher faces during the pandemic. Many students like hers were facing economic struggles without home internet or access to a quiet place for virtual learning.

Ellen Kuwana: 

In March 2020, Ellen Kuwana founded WeGotThisSeattle, a volunteer emergency relief project that has fed more than 56,000 frontline and essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this effort to date, she has fundraised over $126,000 and helped keep more than 150 Seattle restaurants in business. 

Watch this powerful and inspiring special on Start TV this Saturday, July 9th at 11P | 10C!