LEADERSHIP CELEBRATED AT GIRL SCOUT LUNCHEON
With Governor Maggie Hassan, U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte, Jeanne Shaheen
CONCORD, NH—Girl Scouting, which celebrated 100 years of success in 2012, is continuing its outreach in its second century through the ToGetHerThere campaign. The critical goal: achieving gender-balanced leadership in one generation, to benefit all of society.
ToGetHerThere is a national cause campaign that is focused on raising money and awareness to overcome the obstacles that hinder young women from achieving and leading in all fields, from technology and science to business and industry and public service. Together, we will get her there.
At a fund-raising luncheon April 12 at the Capitol Center for the Arts, members of the Granite State’s “First in the Nation” all-female delegation spoke about the need for female leadership for a better world. Each of these “leading women” was a Girl Scout.
Governor Maggie Hassan lauded the “all hands on deck” attitude of Granite Staters and said the strength of Girl Scouting is in the hundreds of programs they offer girls so they can make a difference in the world. “When we support each other, we all grow stronger,” Governor Hassan said.
Recalling her time as a Girl Scout 45 years ago, Hassan said it was “incredibly important to me, teaching me confidence, that if I practiced at something I could get better, and it taught me that when we come together we can solve problems.”
Senator Kelly Ayotte noted that Girl Scouting leads to “a lifetime of community service and achievement,” where girls learn to work as a team.
“Girl Scouting shows girls that they can get into any field they aspire to, that girls can do anything. That is the great empowering message of Girl Scouting.”
Via video, Senator Jeanne Shaheen said “I am proud to be a Girl Scout myself, and it is no coincidence that so many female Senators and Congresswomen are Girl Scouts as well. Only 17 percent of Congress is female, but 70 percent of women in Congress are former Girl Scouts.
“With the Girl Scouts’ help, women in America have made great progress towards equality.” The Girl Scouts encourage young women to pursue their dreams—no matter how high.”
Another guest of honor was 16-year-old Girl Scout Ambassador Kelsey, who wrote a winning essay on how Girl Scouting is contributing to her personal growth, confidence and character.
Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains thanks all of our sponsors who made this inspiring event possible and strive ToGetHerThere.
Together, we can reach the long term goal of creating balanced leadership in the next generation that will benefit all of society. Learn more about the ToGetHerThere initiative. Your participation will help remove some of those barriers and get us one step closer to our long term goal of creating balanced leadership in one generation.