Inspiring Women with Laurie McGraw

Inspiring Women with Laurie McGraw

EP. 119 Sometimes you need to leave basecamp to find the trail…. Leanna Clark and the Girl Scouts’ DreamLab

April 13, 2023


Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Leanna Clark, CEO of Girl Scouts Colorado who paved the way for the first ever Girl Scouts DreamLab.

When you think about the Girl Scouts, what do you think about?  Maybe your favorite cookie?  (Thin Mints anyone?). But then in February of 2023, the CDC published a devastating report on US Teen Girls with 3 of 5 experiencing sadness or hopelessness.  And then in March, the Girl Scouts, the oldest and largest girls’ organization in the US did something remarkable.  They opened the Girl Scouts DreamLab.  A first of its kind physical space built for girls, designed by girls where you can experience everything it means to be a Girl Scout.

What does it mean to be a Girl Scout?  It means pushing limits, building resiliency and confidence, learning skills in key areas like STEM, in a supported and supportive environment.  This space is meant to build the leaders of tomorrow.

We need solutions for the health and well-being of girls.  And we need more Girl Scouts and more DreamLabs.  And don’t forget to get your Thin Mints.

Hear Leanna talk about:

✈    Her Career Journey

  • Like a Girl Scout actually –many instances of really stretching for that next objective while armed with skills, confidence, and a sisterhood of support.
  • Not your typical CEO background – POWERFUL but often under-appreciated skills of relationships that build partnerships and effective communication are foundational for a CEO