Prominent Women Leaders Advise
Girl Scouts About Careers
December 9, 2009
Contact: Nancy Wood, 202-274-3304, firstname.lastname@example.org
Prominent Women Leaders Advise
Girl Scouts about Careers
Girl Scouts Release new book about Camp CEO
WASHINGTON- A leadership experience that pairs Girl Scouts in the Nation's Capital with high-powered women executives for a week in the woods is helping girls develop the skills they need to become tomorrow's leaders. Today, the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital is releasing a new book at the National Press Club about the enriching Camp CEO experience. Dreaming Your Future: Girls and Women Talk about Careers is a career journal with space for teenage girls to plot their personal career aspirations.
The limited edition book, underwritten by Clifford Chance, LLP, chronicles career and mentoring advice from prominent women executives from the greater Washington region. According to Lidia Soto-Harmon, Deputy Executive Director of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital, "Girls are serious about their career dreams and want to play a major role in building our country's future. Girl Scout programs like Camp CEO are catalysts to motivate and inspire girls to leadership roles. It is our hope that this career journal will help more girls begin the journey of their dreams."
Dreaming Your Future is told through the voices of the girls and women and includes poems, eco-raps and photographs that capture the camp experience. The Camp CEO girls come from diverse socio economic backgrounds. They share their dreams for the future with top women executives like Calvert CEO Barbara Krumsiek, Senior Vice President and Secretary of Howard University Artis Hampshire-Cowan, and Attorney Wendy Wysong, whose law firm Clifford Chance, LLP underwrote the publication of the book: Dreaming Your Future.
"It is my hope that these girls will break through whatever shards are left of the glass ceiling that I encountered," said Wendy Wysong, Partner, Clifford Chance, LLP. "Camp CEO is a unique and valuable experience for the girls and women who participate. Not only did I earn my Girl Scout badge, but I was able to talk to young women about the skills and qualities needed to be successful leaders in their future careers and in life."
"Today women are still in the minority at top levels government, business, and academic leadership positions. Girl Scout programs like Camp CEO continue to encourage girls to focus their aspirations to create success. In our book, Dreaming Your Future we found girls career thoughts ran the gamut from actress to United States President," Soto-Harmon concluded.
Camp CEO is in its 12th year and continues to be an excellent opportunity for girls to connect with leaders and mentors. For more information on Girl Scout camp programs visit: http://www.gscnc.org/.
About Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital
Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital (GSCNC) is a non-profit organization with over 90,000 members, including 63,000 girls in 4,900 troops throughout the District of Columbia, eight counties in Maryland, ten counties in Virginia and seven counties in West Virginia. With the help of more than 27,000 dedicated volunteers, the generosity of corporations and foundations, and our popular Girl Scout Cookie program, GSCNC helps girls from kindergarten to 12th grade become leaders through a wide range of fun and educational activities. GSCNC is headquartered in Washington DC, with offices in Frederick and Waldorf, Maryland; Lorton, Leesburg and Manassas, Virginia; and Martinsburg, West Virginia. To get involved, visit our website at http://www.gscnc.org/.
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