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During Women’s History Month, we are called to celebrate the remarkable impact of Alabama women in shaping the state's identity and progress. It's a time to honor their resilience, amplify their voices, and acknowledge their invaluable contributions that have profoundly enriched our community.

By sharing the stories of these extraordinary trailblazers, we recognize their achievements and inspire future generations to continue the legacy of empowerment and equality.

Women Trailblazers of Alabama –Bridget Hurst

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Born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Bridget Hurst is a dedicated Manager with the State of Alabama. She takes great pride in her roots within the Tuscaloosa City School System and is an esteemed alumna of The University of Alabama.

Her journey saw her ascend from an entry-level state employee to a manager overseeing an 11-county district, achieving the esteemed designation of Certified Public Manager. Among her most significant achievements was the fulfillment of her lifelong dream of attaining a Juris Doctorate, a feat she accomplished as an adult while balancing full-time work, the responsibilities of parenthood, and caring for a parent.

Hurst feels that “Women’s History Month is a time to specifically focus on the tireless work done each and every day by women. It serves as a reminder that while we put in endless hours and effort towards others, we must remember to have the same dedication to ourselves.”

She is married and takes immense pride in being the loving mother of their two children. Her heart finds joy in actively participating in her church as a cherished choir member, and she previously lent her talents to the Praise Dance Team.

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Hurst endeavors to contribute to our local community, focusing on youth development and empowering women to prioritize self-care, promoting healthy habits, and safeguarding mental well-being.

These passions resonate deeply with the core missions of her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., which has been dedicated to the growth of its members and public service since its establishment in 1913. Hurst is honored to currently fulfill a second term as President of the local Tuscaloosa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

She encourages young women to “not settle for stereotypical expectations because women are serving as trailblazers more than ever.”

She loves jet-setting to new places, creating delicious dishes in the kitchen, staying active, and even rocking a black belt in taekwondo as an adult! Her ultimate goal? To check off all 50 states and snag some extra stamps on her passport.

Go-To Motto

"You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take," reminding everyone that the lesson learned is that only failure comes when you fail to try.

Women’s History Month is meaningful to Hurst. She hopes this month can help raise awareness by demonstrating that being perfect is not a requirement and your competition is only with yourself.

“As you promote yourself, reaching back or beside you is okay to help lift another woman. Celebrate each other’s success.

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