Through the years, the Girl Scouts of America has had many exemplary black women among their membership ranks who have learned courage, confidence, leadership, and civic responsibility and taken those skills to the achieve success at the top of their industries. From science to entertainment to media to politics to sports, the impact is undeniable: Jackie Joyner Kersee, Queen Latifah, Condoleezza Rice, Venus Williams, Keke Palmer, Tatyanna Ali, Mariah Carey, Florence Griffith-Joyner, Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee, Marian Anderson, Glenda Hatchett ... the list goes on and on.
Check out more on the history of the organization as well as seven top business leaders who turned Girl Scouts badge earning into industry bankability. ---Janell Hazelwood
Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.