Portraits in Leadership

In a series of interviews with female members of the United States Congress, Girl Scouts across the country sat down with their Congresswomen to learn about their individual leadership journeys and discover what inspired them to take on leadership roles.

The interviews gave Girl Scouts an opportunity to ask their members of Congress for advice about the skills and the character girls will need to develop in order to lead our world in the twenty-first century. Seventy percent of the women in the U.S. Senate and 57 percent of the women in the House of Representatives are Girl Scout alumnae; but regardless of whether or not they were Girl Scouts, each Congresswoman spoke of the value of having an organization such as Girl Scouts to help girls develop leadership qualities.

Because of our access to Washington D.C., Girl Scouts from our Council interviewed three Congresswomen. Below, Girl Scout Nina H. interviews Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.