Friday, November 16, 2012

Women Who Mean Business: Lidia Soto-Harmon

The Washington Business Journal reports that  Lidia Soto-Harmon has come a long way from witnessing poverty in Ecuador and El Salvador as the child of missionary parents.

As CEO of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital, the second-largest council in the U.S., she has brought record membership and corporate contributions to the organization. Soto-Harmon, 49, also orchestrated a gathering of more than 250,000 Girl Scouts on the National Mall earlier this year to celebrate the organization's 100th anniversary, raising more than $2.5 million for local girls.