To Be a Leader, First Be a Scout

GirlScoutUniformsI am one of more than 59 million women in America today who were Girl Scouts during our childhood. You might think that means I’m nothing special, except for the results that so many of us gained from being inspired, challenged, and empowered by the experience.

  • 80% of women business owners like me were Girl Scouts.
  • 69% of female U.S. senators were Girl Scouts.
  • Every female U.S. Secretary of State is a fellow proud Girl Scout alumna.

So much is made of looking for ways to help women and girls take their place in our society. Well, when I was a Scout – Brownies right through Senior scouting – I earned badges and sold cookies and learned lessons that later helped me to grow a successful business. I learned that the same things that make a good Girl Scout make a good business person:


We’re starting the last lap of celebrating PRofessional Solutions, LLC’s 20th year in business, and I also have come to see that it pays to hire former Girl Scouts: Melanie Jordan has been instrumental in our success for 17 years.  She was a Girl Scout, but maybe even more significant, she was a Girl Scout Troop Leader!

         ~Kate Perrin, CEO PRofessional Solutions, LLC

About Kate Perrin

Kate Perrin is CEO of PRofessional Solutions, LLC, the Washington, DC area's only public relations temporary staffing firm. PRofessional Solutions, founded in 1994, was named one of the 25 largest staffing agencies in the metropolitan area in 2015 by the Washington Business Journal. It's also proud sponsor of Washington Women in Public Relations and the Public Relations Society of America's National Capital Chapter.
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1 Response to To Be a Leader, First Be a Scout

  1. Karen Yoho says:

    As a current Girl Scout leader, I appreciate your message of support and . . . continuing to buy Girl Scout cookies!

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