Girl ScoutsIts Day 7 (swans a swimming) and who better to highlight than the Girl Scouts, which does so much to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The Girl Scouts will be 100 this year, and they are about more than those yummy cookies. The Girl Scouts is about helping girls from every part of society build a strong future for themselves through leadership experiences that form long lasting skills, friendships and dedication to service. My good friend Lidia Soto-Harmon is the CEO of the Girls Scouts Council of the Nations Capital, a group that serves thousands of girls right here in DC, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

If you are in this region, I heartily recommend supporting their work; if you live elsewhere find your local council or contribute to Girl Scouts USA. The Girl Scouts build future leaders; the list of famous Girl Scout alumnae is amazing, including our three women Secretaries of State Albright, Rice and Clinton!

Tomorrow: Eight Maids?

Day Six: Center for International Private Enterprise

Day Five: Umoja Jewelry

Day Four: Women in Public Service

Day Three: GlobalGiving

Day Two: Pax World

Day One: Women Thrive