2018 Success to Significance Program
As the original pipeline for women leaders, Girl Scouting focuses on cultivating values, social conscience and self-esteem in young girls while also teaching them critical life skills that will enable them to succeed as adults. Girl Scouts unleashes the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ in every girl, preparing her for a lifetime of leadership. Walk into any group of women leaders - in boardrooms, C-Suites, Congress and philanthropy - somewhere between 65 and 85 percent of the women present will have been Girl Scouts. And they will credit having been a Girl Scout for some of their success. Our Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls with proven results. It is based on time-tested methods and research-backed programming that help girls take the lead—in their own lives and in the world.
Each year, thousands of girls nationwide earn the Gold Award for transforming an idea and vision for change into an actionable plan with measurable, sustainable, and far-reaching impact at the local, national, and global levels. Of these thousands of girls, just 10 are selected to receive Girl Scouting’s most prestigious honor, the National Young Woman of Distinction (NYWOD). This year we will celebrate NYWOD honoree and member of GSSJC Angela Shipman. For her Gold Award project, Shipman launched Rewire Society, a movement to help eliminate stereotypes and embrace diversity. Additionally, we will be joined by Andrea Bastiani Archibald, PhD, developmental psychologist, and chief girl and family engagement officer for Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). Dr. Bastiani Archibald serves as an authority on girls’ and women’s leadership development, parenting and family dynamics, and cultural influences on girls, among other topics.