A Century of Leadership
Changing the World for 100 Years
In 2012, Girl Scouts turned 100. In its 100th Anniversary Year, Girl Scouts of the USA declared 2012 Year of the Girl, and on January 31, 2012, launched the largest, boldest advocacy campaign dedicated to girls’ leadership issues. It’s called ToGetHerThere. This multiyear effort is designed to raise awareness about the leadership gap that exists between men and women in positions of authority across most industries and sectors. For example, just 3 percent of CEOs are women and just 17 percent of Congress. The Girl Scout Research Institute recently reported that 61 percent of girls are either deeply ambivalent about leadership or say it’s not important to them at all. While 39 percent of girls do say leadership is important to them, only 2 percent—just one in five girls—believe they have what it takes to lead.
To learn more about the ToGetHerThere campaign, click below.