What is the mark of a strong leader?
Is it the ability to inspire and transform? The ability think strategically and possess a peerless view of the future? The ability to calm, listen and unite during challenging times? Ample reserves of confidence, integrity, fearlessness and grit? These are all important qualities to consider when assessing one’s capacity for leadership.
One factor that should not be in consideration? The gender of the leader.
At Girl Scouts, we are building the next generation of visionaries prepared to boldly assume the mantle of leadership. We must unite in the quest to expand leadership development for girls and young women—across race, class, and beyond. Indeed, providing even more girls with comprehensive, relevant leadership development opportunities will prove crucial to the vibrancy of tomorrow.
We see talented women who contribute their intelligence, passion, and expertise across the spectrum—and we need more. Girls represent a vital resource of remarkable potential that can―and must―be harnessed to the full benefit of humanity. At Girl Scouts, we approach this responsibility with the dedication it deserves, offering girls a foundation for leadership development.
Thank you – leaders, parents, volunteers, and champions for girls of all kinds for all you do to instill leadership qualities in our girls. We know your work with the leaders of tomorrow is vital and life-changing, not only for the girls as they grow into successful women of vision, but also for society as a whole as they go forth and make the world a better place. Thank you for investing in girls and in all of our future.