DT | The 51% Solution with Girl Scouts CEO Joy Wheeler
Imagine a future in which the U.S. leads the world in STEM with a well-trained pipeline of workers. Picture what we could achieve if we had equal numbers of men and women in leadership. And just imagine where we could go if the gender pay gap disappeared and girls were as healthy as boys. (They’re not, you know.) Girls and women, who make up 51% of our population, are critical to that future. Join Joy Wheeler, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri, to learn how her organization is driving the 51% solution by preparing girls for a lifetime of leadership and workforce impact.
Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri
Joy Wheeler, CEO of Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri, provides strategic direction for the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. This role is perfectly suited for Joy’s career passion to help women achieve their highest potential throughout all stages of life.
Following a 38 year career in executive leadership roles in the healthcare industry, Joy is now committed to developing girls for a “lifetime of leadership” and preparation for 21st century workforce needs. Joy’s diverse and extensive leadership background provides her the insight and skills to execute the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and programmatic focus on four critical areas: STEAM, Entrepreneurship, Civic Engagement, and Outdoor Experiences.
Career experience includes public, private, government, nonprofit organizations and Board positions. She has a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Kansas.