The Voice of America Burmese Service interviewed Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd about her thoughts on the 100th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act for American women this month. Speaking in Burmese, she discussed the advancement of women in all sectors of American society today and continuous efforts to achieve total equality and inclusivity in America. Dr. Byrd encouraged women to lean forward and see themselves as leaders. She encouraged women to see themselves as relevant in sectors (such as politics and military) that are currently male dominant. She stated her beliefs that more women’s participation in the Myanmar peace process could increase the prospect of achieving peace.