Friday, February 21, 2020

Mentoring Monday: Priceless Career Advice From Girl Scout Alums

Remember that priceless career advice a mentor or friend gave you? Or a time when girls from your troop asked you for help navigating their first job or applying to college? Giving and receiving guidance not only feels gratifying, but also, in true Girl Scout tradition, succeeds towards changing the world for the better—one mentoring moment at a time.

Girl Scouts remains committed to its mission of creating a sustainable pipeline of female leaders by nurturing and supporting those budding trailblazers from the very start of their career journey. And a huge part of achieving this goal is working with female entrepreneurs and business leaders in girls’ own communities. Because when girls connect with these accomplished women, they have the unique opportunity to find mentors and to network.
Girl Scouts of Nation's Capital during the 2019 Mentoring Monday event.

We’re officially kicking off Mentoring Monday events, developed in partnership with American City Business Journals. During these events, Gold Award Girl Scouts will pair with influential female business leaders through “speed-coaching,” the perfect environment for girls to make meaningful introductions and have engaging conversations with women from diverse professions.

The Gold Award is the most prestigious award a Girl Scout can earn. For more than a century, Gold Award Girl Scouts have taken action to drive sustainable change with regard to a local, national, and/or global issue. Currently, upwards of 6,000 Gold Award Girl Scouts a year roll up their sleeves to tackle society’s biggest challenges one issue at a time.

Our Gold Award Girl Scouts are already pursuing paths in the worlds of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); education; agriculture; medicine; and beyond. As these talented future leaders begin to make their mark in these areas, it’s important to help every one of these G.I.R.L.s (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ connect with accomplished businesswomen in their area who can offer sharp insights and lend support towards their professional development. To learn more about our amazing Gold Award Girl Scouts, visit here.

To commemorate this important partnership, we asked our followers on LinkedIn and Facebook to share the best career advice they’ve ever received or given. Here’s what they had to say.

About American City Business Journals

American City Business Journals is a multi-platform media company providing in-depth coverage of local business communities and breaking news. Through print, digital products, and face-to-face events, ACBJ offers business leaders many avenues for making connections and gives them a competitive edge locally, regionally, and nationally. ACBJ is the premier media solutions platform for companies that target business decision-makers.

The company’s foremost objective is to give our readers and advertisers quality print and online publications, as well as other services that are specifically tailored to their interests and needs.