What do Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, actress Dakota Fanning and country music star Taylor Swift have in common? All three women have busy, successful careers. And all three women were Girl Scouts. In fact 64% of the female leaders recognized by “Who’s Who of American Women” were Girl Scouts. I could add myself to the list, but as I’m not famous I won’t bother. I can however add, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, broadcast journalists Katie Couric and Barbara Walters, and at least a half dozen former First Ladies.
On Saturday January 14th, the Holyoke Career Closet will be participating in the 2012 Fashion 4 U Event. The event is sponsored by Holyoke Girl Scout Troop 40362, which is raising money for a spring trip to Washington DC. The event will feature local clothing businesses, fashion designers and fashion bloggers… and of course the Career Closet! We will be at the event helping spread the word about the great work of the Career Closet and providing information about donation and volunteer opportunities! We are also happy to support the Girl Scout’s mission to “build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.” The skills learned through Girl Scouting will help turn these Brownies into confident, employable young women ready to competitively seek employment – and that is exactly what the Career Closet is all about!