2012 heralds a new era for girls. Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announces that Anna Maria Chávez, chief executive officer of the organization, will attend the State of the Union Address in Washington, D.C. as part of GSUSA’s centennial celebration and to create a sense of urgency around girls’ issues with bipartisan members of the House and Senate.
“In less than one week, GSUSA will launch a major initiative to break down societal barriers preventing girls from achieving their full potential in life. The State of the Union address supports our mission of being an advocate for all girls by providing an unprecedented opportunity to network with key decision makers about the state of girls today,” says Chávez.
GSUSA’s 100th anniversary celebration presents a unique moment in history to declare 2012 the Year of the Girl. This declaration is the foundation for Girl Scouts’ broader multiyear, multipronged effort to ensure a baby girl born in 2012 can experience her life in a new world with endless opportunities to pursue the career and leadership path of her choice.