.ORG in Action: ToGetHerThere.ORG
It has always been interesting to me how the various parts of my world intersect, and true to form, I’m finding that intersection especially true here at the Public Interest Registry. As predicted by my staff, I find myself especially attuned to people and organizations using .ORG to tell their stories. Sure enough, last week while on my way to ICANN Costa Rica, I became engrossed in an article about ToGetHerThere.ORG --one of the newest members of our .ORG family.
If you didn’t know, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year. As a former Girl Scout myself and as a women who made a career in a technical industry, I’m thrilled with the Girl Scouts’ focus on helping girls become the strong female leaders of tomorrow. I also feel a special connection to the organization thanks to my Volunteers of America work where I was fortunate enough to be introduced to Frances Hesselbein, the long-time leader of the Girl Scouts USA.
Frances was Board Chair at Volunteers of America when I first joined the board, and she is truly an extraordinary women and leader. Her history speaks for itself: Long-time head of Girl Scouts USA (Daisy Scouts were invented during her tenure), selected by Peter Drucker to run his Leader to Leader Institute (another fine .ORG, by the way), author of 30-plus books, and winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Frances is a woman who continues to inspire me in the board work that I do today as well as in the work I do at PIR on behalf of organizations worldwide.
We at PIR are honored and thrilled that the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. have chosen ToGetHerThere.ORG to deliver their special story about empowering women nationwide, and we wish them much success in their year-long celebration of a great movement accomplishing important work both here in the U.S. and with their Girl Scout and Girl Guide partners worldwide.