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Anna Maria Chavez

Leadership: Inspiration to Action

Velda Foster | Posted 04.20.2016 | Women
Velda Foster

Before departing for home, and giddy with inspiration and sisterhood, we began creating our new and detailed leadership plan and action steps, using our notes, and documented ideas and projects.

GSUSA Celebrates Women's History Month by Acknowledging Its Past -- and Future -- History Makers

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 03.09.2017 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

This month -- and beyond -- Girl Scouts invites everyone to stand united with girls, with the unwavering resolution to work toward their continued elevation as our future trailblazers and history makers.

Girl Scouts and Peace Corps Volunteers Uniting to Make the World A Better Place

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 09.23.2016 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

At Girl Scouts, we believe every girl deserves the opportunity to unleash her leadership potential for the world. It's time to recognize girls' access to education worldwide as one of the great civil rights issues of our time, and work to make gender parity in the classroom a reality on a global scale.

Celebrating the Future Of Female Leadership With Today's Women Leaders

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

Troop Capitol Hill gives Girl Scouts everywhere a sense of being directly connected to their leaders in Congress, and each troop member serves as a role model for girls across America.

Women in the U.S. Are Still Second-Class Citizens: Not Interested? You Should Be

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

Despite the progress women have made in the last several decades, they are still treated like second-class citizens in all the ways that matter. Caring about the equal treatment of women in society doesn't make people feminists -- it makes them good humans.

What Kids Actually Think About Sheryl Sandberg, Leaning In, and 'Ban Bossy'

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 05.10.2014 | Parents
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

Everyone agreed: "bossy" isn't a great word, and it is used more often to refer to girls. The girls disliked the word bossy more than the boys did, sure. But here's what's interesting: when we asked the first graders about the word "leader," they were more positive but not overwhelmingly so.

Standing Up to Bullying Behavior During National Bullying Prevention Month

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

By helping girls gain confidence and relationship skills and providing them with the tools necessary to advocate for themselves and others, we are developing leaders who build consensus, resolve conflicts and bridge divides between people

Girl Scouting Remains a 'Force for Desegregation' on the Anniversary of a Dream

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 10.28.2013 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

Like so many young girls through the years, Girl Scouting taught me that diversity was a gift. I learned that I could celebrate my heritage and hold on to what made me unique, even as I met new people and learned about new cultures.

A Movement in Transition for a World in Flux

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 09.11.2013 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

The cultural landscape of America is shifting, and girls are caught in the middle. Peer pressure and media depictions of women are discouraging girls from taking leadership positions in their schools and communities. Their future success will depend on their ability of lead.

Anna Maria Chavez Reinvents The Girl Scouts

VOXXI | Susana G. Baumann | Posted 02.13.2013 | Latino Voices

What makes the difference between a girl and a woman? “Girl Scouts,” cheered Anna Maria Chavez, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of the U...

Girl Scouts and the Future of Business

Ellie Cachette | Posted 06.18.2012 | Women
Ellie Cachette

New York City: Top leaders in PR, writers for tech, founders, executives and scientists came together for Fast Company's Innovation Uncensored to brai...