Before STEM, We Called It Girl Scouts
There are more women than ever who are interested in STEM but they are still underrepresented in the field. Something is just not adding up. Kelly Parisi will discuss the ambition gap comparing how boys and girls lead, their thoughts on STEM and the reasons why GSUSA partnered with Lean In to ban the word bossy. More importantly, she will address Girl Scouts of the USA’s focus on going to the root of the problem, the underrepresentation of women in STEM, by exposing girls to STEM at an early age to spark their interest in the field. Essentially we are not only investing in girls; we are investing in our future society and the women in STEM.
Kelly M. Parisi currently serves as Chief Communications Executive at Girl Scouts of the USA, a title Ms. Parisi has held since July 2013. As Chief Communications Executive, Ms. Parisi oversees the organization’s internal, external, and sensitive issue communications, as well as the organization’s various public relations initiatives.
With over 15 years of mission-driven communications experience, Ms. Parisi brings to GSUSA a successful track record of building dynamic, productive teams; developing strategic communications platforms that raise awareness, affect change, and increase funding; and leveraging new and traditional media to establish brand voice.
Kelly M. Parisi currently serves as Chief Communications Executive at Girl Scouts of the USA, a title Ms. Parisi has held since July 2013.