Portraits in Leadership

Girl Scouts Interview Women in Congress

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 they will need to develop in order to lead our world in the twenty-first century. Seventy-two percent of the women in the Senate and fifty-eight percent of the women in the House of Representatives are Girl Scout alums; 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.

Click on the names above to discover what female members of Congress have to say about the important role Girl Scouts plays in developing girls' leadership skills.

New Videos Added

Please take a look at four new video interviews: Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), Representative Kathleen Rice (D-NY), and Representative Susan Brooks (R-IN). We will be adding new interviews as they come in, so check back soon!


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