Just days before my little girl joins our family I am thinking about how to ensure she becomes a future leader. I just read Marshall Goldsmith’s blog post interviewing Girl Scouts former CEO Kathy Cloninger.
Marshall asks Kathy about the results of a study on the leadership aspirations of girls. Most were ambivalent about the current command and control leadership most prevalent in our society. A fact that most enlightened leaders already understand. Interestingly, most of the female business executives and business owners in the US (80%) are former Girl Scouts; as are more than 65% of the female members of the US Congress and Senate. Clearly Girl Scouts are developing valuable leadership skills in young women.
What else can we do to help our young girls become confident strong leaders?