Dr. Linda Farley is CEO of Girl Scouts Heart of Central California. The regional Girl Scouts council serves more than 18,000 girls from kindergarten through grade 12 in 18 Northern and Central California counties. Born and raised in Sacramento, Farley also spent 30 years in Michigan, Minnesota, Texas and Colorado. Prior to starting her tenure at the Girl Scouts in 2013, she served as director of development at the Crocker Art Museum. She was a Girl Scout in Sacramento and attributes her leadership qualities and love of the outdoors to this experience.
We have an opportunity. In 2015, women held less than 24 percent of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math in the United States, despite making up more than 47 percent of our workforce, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
More than half of U.S. business women, 80 percent of all female tech leaders, the majority of female legislators and nearly every female astronaut got their start in Girl Scouts.