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The Moral Imperative of Environmental Stewardship

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 06.25.2015 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

Last week, in a message addressed to the world, Pope Francis took the truly historic step of defining climate change and environmental stewardship in strictly moral terms.

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

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 05.19.2015 | 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.

Join the Fun of Girl Scouts: Girl Members and Adult Volunteers Alike Benefit from Their Girl Scout Experiences

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Anna Maria Chavez

There are girls in every community in America who can benefit from the Girl Scout experience; girls who are waiting to be inspired by mentors, guides and role models.

Bringing the Girl Scout Movement to the Crossroads of the West

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Anna Maria Chavez

From October 16-19, 2014, the Girl Scouts of the USA will bring our 2014 National Council Session/53rd Convention to Salt Lake City, Utah.

Championing the Mentors and Role Models Who Build Tomorrow's Leaders

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 03.10.2014 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

Together with the Million Women Mentors, we are working to ensure that girls build the same skills and the same confidence in STEM as boys.

Closing the Global STEM Gap

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 02.03.2014 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

By nurturing and encouraging girls' early interest in STEM and making it fun for them, we can keep them engaged, help them perform better in school and ultimately, encourage them to pursue careers in STEM fields.

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

Women Take the Lead on the World's Biggest Stage

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 12.17.2013 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

The fact that women were instrumental in shaping the agreement that broke through the gridlock demonstrates beautifully why we need more women in positions of leadership in Washington and around the world in order to bring insight and balance to our greatest challenges.

Courage, Determination and Peace on International Day of the Girl

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

This year, Day of the Girl happens to fall on the same day that the Nobel Committee will announce the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. It's fitting that on this important day, a young girl could make history by becoming the youngest person ever to win the coveted award.

Volunteerism and Female Leadership in Today's Girl Scout Movement

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

Volunteers are and will remain the backbone of our movement. At Girl Scouts, we are innovating new ways to reach and engage the adults who will help us create the next generation of female leadership in America.

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.

Building Leaders

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 10.12.2013 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

You can imagine my surprise last week when I read a op-ed in the The Washington Post that the organization I lead, the Girl Scouts of the USA, is a "separate but not equal group," to the Boy Scouts of America.

Fighting Human Trafficking, One Community at a Time

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Anna Maria Chavez

Fighting human trafficking has become one of the great civil and human rights issues of our generation. That is why yesterday, August 1, I participated in a convening of the NGO community in Washington D.C., to discuss the issue of trafficking.

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.

The First Female President Will be a Girl Scout -- I'm Sure!

Perry Yeatman | Posted 04.05.2012 | Women
Perry Yeatman

Whatever you may think, this is not just a cookies/camping/crafts movement. This is a leadership and life development movement and it's millions strong.