One of my most rewarding volunteer experiences has been on the National Board Development Committee for Girl Scouts USA. I was a Girl Scout, as is my daughter, and it remains the largest movement dedicated to building girls of "courage, confidence, and character."
This week I was honored to be recognized for my service by two historic leaders, Kathy Hopinkah Hannan, our first Native Board Chair who is a member of the Ho Chunk Nation and Sylvia Acevedo, our first CEO who is an engineer and began her career as a rocket scientist. Kathy has taught me the importance of taking the high road and keeping the intensity down. Sylvia has inspired me to think outside the box, and to live outside of it, too. I'm wrapping up my volunteer term with Girl Scouts later this year. I needed to #droptheball, but I'll be incorporating the lessons I've learned from these incredible women into my own leadership journey for the rest of my life.