Earlier this year, Girl Scouts of the USA's CEO Anna Maria Chavez wrote an op-ed in The Huffington Post. You can head over to their site to read the whole thing, but here are a few fun facts we pulled out!
- Today, there are 59 million living Girl Scout alumnae -- meaning roughly 1 out of every 2 American women was a Girl Scout at some point in her life.
- 70% of female CEOs on the Fortune 500 list are Girl Scout alumnae.
- 54% of women in the current U.S. Congress were Girl Scouts. 14 of the 20 women in the Senate, or 70%, were Girl Scouts.
- The last three female Secretaries of State, Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice and Madeline Albright, were all Girl Scouts.
- All current female state governors across the country are Girl Scout alumnae.
- Leaders in business, like Ellen Kullman, Chair and CEO of DuPont; Virginia Rometty, Chair and CEO of IBM; Rosalind Brewer, President and CEO, of Sam's Club; designer and entrepreneur Vera Wang; Christine Osekoski, Publisher of Fast Company Magazine -- were all Girl Scouts growing up. Media giant Katie Couric and former astronaut and founder of the Jemison Group, Mae Jemison, are also alumnae.
Well done, Anna Maria!