Sep 17, 2018
Would it surprise you if we said
that a large number of female leaders in America were Girl Scouts?
Sylvia is a Rocket Scientist, STEM Leader, and Tech Founder, and
she’s also the Girl Scouts of America's CEO. Join Laurie and Sylvia
as they unravel the GSUSA vital role in the development of next-gen
leaders and how they sustain their programs.
- Dynamic leadership programs,
time-tested methods, and supportive learning environments: this is
what separates the GSoA from other institutions. And how can we
ever forget their famous cookies? Amazing products aside, do you
know what their finest contribution to society is? It’s their
active role in developing the next generation of leaders,
innovators and impact makers. But how do they do it?
- The industrial age is almost
over. Job opportunities have become reliant on technology. But in
our attempt to move forward and develop new technology, today’s
workforce is struggling to keep up with the changes. Very few women
are in the technology industry’s talent pipeline and this often
diminishes the female perspective in the workforce
- So how can the GSoA and other
institutions impact the current state of the workforce? They invest
in building core leadership skills in young girls. This enables
them to become functional key members in their organizations. They
cultivate entrepreneurial skills from selling cookies, and as
simple as it sounds, the effect is profound. They also empower
girls to be action takers and decision makers in a supportive
environment. They even have a STEM program that develops their
skill and confidence to take part in the science and technology
- With that said, would it be
much of a surprise to know that Sylvia was once a girl scout too?!
Sylvia traces the development of her leadership skills back to when
she was reciting the Girl Scout pledge. GSoA was the type of
environment that nurtured her transformative ideas, drive, and
compassion. Now she is as an esteemed entrepreneur, rocket
scientist, and thought leader.
- As the CEO of the Girl Scouts
of America, Sylvia has done a lot to improve existing programs.
She’s a staunch supporter of implementing STEM programs to spark
the girls’ curiosity. She believed that there was a way to make the
learning experience fun and relevant. They’ve even released new
badges reflecting the latest programs. Needless to say, Sylvia is
very progressive and optimistic that it will improve in the
- How can their positive impact
be measured? What is the evidence that they are successful in their
pursuit of excellence? The Girl Scouts Bronze, Silver, and Gold
Awards are granted to girls who have developed potentially
world-changing projects with promising long-term positive effects
in their respective communities.
We hope you have learned how
these institutions play a crucial part in improving the work cycle.
It's not just about Thin Mints and Samoas. The bottom line is that
empowering women will radically change the workforce AND the
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