We’ve all seen the Girl Scouts selling their tagalongs and thin mints. More than a few of us used to sell those cookies ourselves. But the Girl Scouts, of course, are far more than cookies, badges and sashes. They’re an organization that’s had an impact on 50 million women. Eighty percent of female business owners are Girl Scout alumnae, as are 70 percent of all women in Congress, and nearly every female astronaut.
Today is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts, and we’re celebrating with the current CEO Anna Maria Chavez. Chavez joins us from the birthplace of the Girl Scouts, Savannah, Georgia.
Irene Saucedo is also here. Homeless her whole life, she joined a Girl Scout leadership development program called the Gamma Sigma Girls in high school. She is now a freshman at Texas State University.