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Volunteer Diane Hileman is behind Gamma Sigma Girls
Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas recently launched an unprecedented partnership with San Antonio Independent School District benefiting hundreds of teen girls as part of the national pilot of Gamma Sigma Girls. Gamma Sigma Girls (GSG) combines the proven outcomes of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience with a "sorority-type" setting, targeting teen girls in high school who have a limited history of Girl Scouts. The pilot brings girls from 10 high school campuses together through the bond of sisterhood and allows them to explore common interests in a safe space.
Longtime volunteer, Diane Hileman, currently serves as the lead advisor for Gamma Sigma Girls. Prior to her service as GSG lead advisor, Diane served as a Girl Scout troop leader, service unit director and association chair. Diane has developed a remarkable program that not only teaches girls to become leaders, but does so in a way that makes it enjoyable for each girl involved. She spearheaded the first-ever Gamma Sigma Girls Leadership Development workshop, which is where participating girls learned practical leadership skills to prepare them for their roles as elected officers for each campus.
Diane's latest project is planning a Girl Leadership Summit that will bring Gamma Sigma Girls together before the new school year starts. By engaging with several successful women, this event will provide the girls with tools and experiences to expand their skills. Diane brings many years of experience with her to the Gamma Sigma Girls pilot and is working to develop a more complete and comprehensive Gamma Sigma Girls manual for advisors as we work through this inaugural year. Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas would like to give special thanks to Diane Hileman for all of her hard work and support. Anna Maria Chávez selected to serve on the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
GSSWT's CEO, Anna Maria Chávez, was chosen to serve as Chair of the Education and Workforce Development Committee for the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber has been serving the community since 1894 and is dedicated to continuously improving the business climate by building opportunities for growth for our region.
The Education and Workforce Development Committee's mission is to address the advocacy needs of all levels of education and is dedicated to establishing a strong working relationship with area superintendents and higher education leaders. The committee also helps to facilitate collaboration among educational institutions and businesses in San Antonio to ensure a quality workforce for the future of the city.
Congratulations, Anna, for being selected for this prestigious position.