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Anna Maria Chávez

Anna Maria Chávez

CEO, Girls Scouts of the USA

Former attorney Anna Maria Chávez is the first Latina to be the chief of the Girl Scouts of the USA. As head of an organization focused on raising the girls who will grow up to be leaders--59% of women in Congress are former Girl Scouts--she is bringing the over hundred-year-old institution into the future by teaching girls about technology and social entrepreneurship.

She holds a juris doctorate from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona and a bachelor's degree in American history from Yale University. Bar admissions include the Arizona Supreme Court, and U.S. Supreme Court, among others.

Girls literally have to feel that they know everything about an issue before they can jump in and do something about it. Men are in the world where everything is possible. We're trying to change that perception for girls and tell them that can jump in to this world, that they are ready.