Juliette Gordon Low envisioned an organization that would prepare girls to meet their world with courage, confidence, and character. In 1912, in the midst of the Progressive Era—and at a time when women in the United States couldn’t yet vote—this nearly deaf 51-year-old sparked a worldwide movement inspiring girls to embrace together their individuality, strength, and intellect - the #GirlScouts
In youth, Amelia Earhart was a fearless child whose taste for adventure would guide her through life. With the dawn of the aviation age, Earhart was inspired by the excitement of stunt fliers and air shows. She took up piloting and made her first solo flight in 1921. Earhart was asked to join a team that was flying across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928. She quickly accepted, exclaiming, "How could I refuse such a shining adventure!" and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic…
By refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus in 1955, black seamstress Rosa Parks (1913—2005) helped initiate the civil rights movement in the United States. Over the next half-century, Parks became a nationally recognized symbol of dignity and strength in the struggle to end entrenched racial segregation. #inspiration #quote #RosaParks #GirlScouts
American author and activist Coretta Scott King, alongside her husband, Martin Luther King Jr., helped lead the U.S. civil rights movement in the 1960s. In 1955 she took part in the Montgomery bus boycott and played an active role in advocating for civil rights legislation. She worked hard to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, broadening her focus to include women’s rights. She also championed economic reform and world peace and spoke out against intolerance in all its forms. #inspiration
Gertrude Elion majored in Chemistry and graduated from Hunter College at the age of 19. Because she was a woman, no laboratory would hire her as a chemist. However, World War II provided an opportunity for work. By 1951, Elion had discovered the first effective compound against childhood leukemia. Eventually, this drug 6MP (trade name Purinethol), used in combination with other drugs and radiation treatment, would make leukemia one of the most curable cancers and win her the Nobel Prize.
In 2015 Serena Williams was named Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year and today she continues to be a role model and inspiration for girls everywhere. #inspiration #quote #SerenaWilliams #GirlScouts