We have got a most exciting news for you, you will be glad to know that the Girl Scouts of the USA have named their new Interim CEO of the company, and it is Judith Batty. And she is the first lady from the Black community to get the honor. It happened for the first time in the company’s 108 year old history.
She has followed the footsteps of the first black national president of the Girl Scouts, Gloria Dean Randle Scot, Ph.D. Scott was instrumental in revolutionizing the company to recruit girls of color into the organization and breaking the myth of color discrimination among the employees. This started the diversity of Girl scouting and focusing on the girls.
Batty was recruited in the company at a very young age as a Brownie. After continuing with the troops she became a member of Nassau County Council in the city of New York. On the National Board she served for two terms. As a young scout she instilled her confidence and courage and character. And that helped her through her life and career.
The company has recruited more than 2.5 million strong staff. This includes 1.7 million girls alone and about 750,000 adults who are dedicated towards the vision set by the company. Their main focus is to build character, courage and confidence among the young women through adventure, development and leadership. She is not a strangers to the new innovations.
Her earlier assignment was with Fortune 100 company for three decades where she worked as a senior legal counsel and she was the first Black woman counsel for overseas affiliates. She will succeed the former CEO of GSUSA, Sylvia Acevedo, who introduced the 21st century STEM skills into the model. She hopes to continue the legacy that had been set before and make sure about the scout’s success in the coming generations.