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We Lead: Young Women & the Pathway to Leadership


Young Women & the Pathway to Leadership,

We Lead Young women want to push boundaries. They want to make their voices heard, to lead and transform their communities.

Please join Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, American University School of Public Affairs and Smash Strategies for a panel discussion on Young Women & the Pathway to Leadership, Tuesday, October 30th at American University, East Campus-Constitution Hall.  Today’s women and girls face a litany of social pressures. The panel will focus on how we can support  young women and girls to help them aspire to lead. #Welead. 


Girl Scouts will receive a tour of the campus with Dean Vicky Wilkins at 5:00 PM, followed by a panel discussion at 6:00 PM.

·Stephanie Foster: Moderator

Smash strategies provides strategic advice to corporations, institutions and philanthropist to ensure their investments in women and girls are effective.

·Lidia Soto-Harmon

Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital provides girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade with leadership opportunities and strong mentors in the Greater Washington Region.

·Kathleen Matthews

Communications and public affairs executive, she serves on the Emerge Maryland and Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital board.

·Pauline Weger

Marketing executive and author of Grit and Grace, a book of women’s quotes.

·Abrar Omeish

Gold Award Girl Scout alumna, graduate of Yale University and candidate for Fairfax County School Board.

Seating is limited, based on first come basis. If you have questions please contact: Victoria Upton: