We are deeply saddened by a great American’s passing. As a founding Board member of Change the Equation, Sally Ride was a friend and close colleague of ours. While most remember her as the first American woman to fly in space, that remarkable accomplishment is just one blip on the radar screen compared to the millions of girls and thousands of teachers she has inspired through her tireless efforts to promote science education.

Sally showed students that science, technology, engineering and math are creative, collaborative, fascinating and fun. She ignited interest, enthusiasm and learning for millions of students, encouraging them to think about their future and pursue a wide range of exciting opportunities.

Sally often spoke passionately about her fond memories of growing up during the space race and the hopes and dreams she had for the future. Sally lived those dreams, and her legacy will be the millions she challenged to fulfill their own dreams. 

Craig R. Barrett
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Intel Corporation

Glenn A. Britt
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Time Warner Cable

Ursula M. Burns
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

William D. Green
Executive Chairman

Rex W. Tillerson
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Linda P. Rosen
Change the Equation


See also this tribute to Sally Ride from Antonio Perez, former CTEq Board member and Chairman and CEO of Eastman Kodak Company.