Thursday, March 16, 2017

Stella & Dot Founder’s Girl Scout Beginnings

Jessica Herrin, CEO and Founder of Stella & Dot Family Brands

At Stella & Dot, we’re about celebrating entrepreneurs of all sizes, so we’re thrilled to have recently partnered with an organization that encourages girls to grow their innovation from a young age—Girl Scouts of the USA! Strong girls become strong women, and we love supporting the Girl Scout mission to support those mini entrepreneurs in the making.

Every day I am lucky enough to go to work surrounded by an amazing community of women (and men) who are passionate about what we do. Not surprisingly, many of these women were former Girl Scouts, including myself. I have fond memories of proudly wearing my Brownie uniform and going to troop meetings with my dad and sister.

It may not come as a shock, but one of my favorite activities as a Girl Scout was cookie season—my go-to cookie is still Thin Mints®. The cookie-selling experience created an entrepreneurial blueprint for me as I learned the value of hard work and community and that the small actions of a few can add up to great success. My years as a #cookieboss have no doubt influenced my journey to become a Stella & Dot #styleboss and to share Stella & Dot’s entrepreneurial mission with so many others. Being a Girl Scout taught both me and my daughter about friendship, sisterhood, confidence, and courage; I think we can all agree that those skills never go out of style.