In a series of interviews with female members of the United States Congress, Girl Scouts across the country sat down with their Congresswomen to learn about their individual leadership journeys and discover what inspired them to take on leadership roles.
The interviews gave Girl Scouts an opportunity to ask their Members of Congress for advice about the skills and the character girls will need to develop in order to lead our world in the twenty-first century. Seventy percent of the women in the U.S. Senate and 57 percent of the women in the House of Representatives are Girl Scout alumnae; but regardless of whether or not they were Girl Scouts, each Congresswoman spoke of the value of having an organization such as Girl Scouts to help girls develop leadership qualities.
Girls Scouts profiled women members of Congress—both Republicans and Democrats—to highlight their advice to girls everywhere who aspire to become leaders in their communities. Click on the names above to discover what women Members of Congress have to say about the important role Girl Scouts plays in developing leadership skills in girls.
One of these lucky Girl Scouts was our very own Girl Scout Likhitha. In her interview with Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Likhitha learned the value of Girl Scouting in Sen. Mikulski’s life and how she still uses the Girl Scout Promise and Law in her job as Senator. “I always said that if I followed the Girl Scout Law today, I would be a fantastic senator,” Mikulski told Likhitha. Watch the full video below!
For more videos from the Girl Scout Portraits in Leadership series, click here.