Listen in as AskPatty.com CEO Jody DeVere sits down for a chat with Kathy Cloninger, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. The two discuss the importance of the GSUSA's mission, how the Girl Scouts have touched Kathy's life in particular, as well as her new book, the extremely aptly-titled Tough Cookies.
About the book:
Millions of American businesswomen, thought leaders, and politicians received their first lessons in salesmanship, money management, marketing, teamwork, and fulfillment in the Girl Scouts. The Girls Scouts has shaped the lives of more than 50 million alumnae alive today. Eighty percent of American female senior business executives and business owners are former Girl Scouts. In March 2012, the Girl Scouts will celebrate their 100th anniversary. Tough Cookies captures the essence of this iconic organization and the principles that have allowed them to build and sustain a 100-year-old organization.
Under current CEO Kathy Cloninger's leadership, the Girl Scouts has transformed and enhanced its ability to develop leadership in young women. Tough Cookies outlines the rise of the Girl Scouts, this recent and dramatically successful shift, and lessons that are applicable to make any business or organization a success.
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