Kathy Hopinkah Hannon
I am passionate about advancing women in leadership, and what better organization to lead than Girl Scouts of the USA, which for more than 100 years, has ensured a pipeline of female leadership in the United States and beyond. I, too, was a Girl Scout, and to this day I still use the skills I gained from Girl Scouting. I have served on the National Board of Directors of GSUSA for over five years and currently serve as chairman of the board. Along with the National Board, I am responsible for the governance of the organization and setting its strategic direction in addition to raising financial support.
I make it a point to spend time with the diverse girls we serve at every age. We need new leadership in this country. We need a diversity of ideas and talent to maintain our standing on the global stage, and I am optimistic of the future when I see firsthand what our girls are doing and how they are leading and making a difference in their communities. Investing in girls is an investment in our future. I am most honored and humbled to be at the helm of Girl Scouts of the USA, as we tirelessly work to ensure we are addressing the needs of tomorrow’s girls.