On Thursday, October 29, 2009, Girl Scouts of the USA along with CARE International, Seventeen Magazine and the Documentary Group hosted Learning to Lead, an interactive discussion on the power of girl leadership and education.
Experts, celebrities, media, invited guests and Girl Scouts gathered at GSUSA to discuss the importance of providing girls with opportunities and support to build education and leadership skills regardless of their geographic location.
Moderated by Suchin Pak of MTV News, panelists included Cynthia Lloyd from the Population Council, Judy Schoenberg from the Girl Scout Research Institute, Stephanie Baric from CARE, and Award-winning actress Shohreh Aghdashloo.
As a follow-up and continuation of this event, GSUSA, CARE, Seventeen and the Documentary Group are asking teen girls, their families, troop leaders and other mentors to make a pledge at The Power of Girls to learn more about issues facing girls around the world. The goal is to collect 50,000 pledges by International Women's Day in March of 2011.
Be sure you and your girls make the pledge!