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Friday Fireside Chat - Rita McGrath & Sylvia Acevedo
One of my heroes and role models, Sylvia Acevedo grew up in anything but privileged circumstances. Her Girl Scout leader changed her life - giving her a way to channel her determination and grit into a fabled career. She attended Stanford, literally became a rocket scientist and is currently CEO of the Girl Scouts of America. I'm so looking forward to our conversation!

Oct 2, 2020 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sylvia Acevedo
Author @Path to the Stars
Entrepreneur, investor, business leader, rocket-scientist. Passionate about building, scaling and leading market transitions. Startup mindset; global outlook. Devout believer in the power of transformation and disruption to change and improve lives, communities, organizations – and the world. Author of Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist, which details Sylvia’s personal journey from the dirt streets of Las Cruces, New Mexico, to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the top executive tiers of Apple, Dell, IBM and other U.S. technology leaders. Most recently served as CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. One of the most enduring non-profits in the world, Girl Scouts supports more than 2.5 million girls worldwide and generates more than $800 million annually through its iconic cookie program to support local Girl Scouting. Committed to STEM as a critical platform for providing girls with the skills they’ll need.
Rita McGrath
Professor @Columbia Business School