8:40a - 9:00a

WHAT TRULY MAKES THE LEADER?

MG Angela Salinas, U.S. Marine Corps, Girls Scouts of America

Tags: Strategic Leadership, Courageous Leadership

Major General Salinas is a trailblazing leader, a barrier breaker, and a woman of many firsts. General Salinas was the first Latina promoted to General Officer in the Marine Corps; the first woman in Marine Corps history to lead a recruit training command; and the first woman to lead a major combat organization.

In this keynote, Major General Salinas will talk about her leadership lessons learned from her 39 years of military experience and in her current role as CEO of the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas.

Through powerful stories, you will explore the moral courage leaders need to demonstrate in the most difficult circumstances.

What is the role of compassion and the willingness to accept failure in the life of a leader? General Salinas shares the tests and challenges leaders face and how compassion and failure are friend, not foe.