In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Lidia Soto-Harmon, CEO of Girl Scouts of National Capital Region, and Chair and a trustee of the Migration Policy Institute. Lidia Soto-Harmon shares her inspiring story, the importance of being open to opportunities and how to lead a purpose driven organization through crisis.
● Lidia Soto-Harmon on the need for generosity in relationships.
● Importance of patience and humility in leadership.
● How leaders, especially women, can step up and take advantage of opportunities.
● The importance of establishing and maintaining relationships.
● How Lidia Soto-Harmon has led the Girl Scouts through the crisis and what she expects the future holds for the organization and leadership development.
Also mentioned in the Episode:
Madeline Albright - Former United States Secretary of State
Lyles Carr – Senior Vice President at The McCormick Group
Michelle Obama –Former First Lady of the United States
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CEO of Girl Scouts of National Capital Region, and Chair and a trustee of the Migration Policy Institute
Lidia leads the largest council in the country and serves as the champion for the region's top leadership organization for girls. Girl Scouts Nation's Capital is the largest Council in the country and serves as the area's top leadership organization for girls, with 76,800 girl and adult members (girls in grades K-12). The Council covers the Greater Washington Region, including the District of Columbia and 25 counties in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Lidia is directly responsible for developing strategies that achieve the organization's vision and mission and directs a $16+ million operating budget with 112 employees in six offices, with eight beautiful Girl Scout camps, and a volunteer structure that includes over 24,000 dedicated adults.