Girl Scouts of Connecticut CEO Mary Barneby brought her expertise on girls and young women to a program at the Ridgefield Library in early October. Barneby emphasized the importance of women having a voice and representing the government.
The program, titled, “Activate Your Girl Power,” was hosted by Ms President US, a girls’ civic leadership program based in Ridgefield. The session focused on the importance of female involvement in civic leadership positions and how women are impacted by decisions made at the local, state, and national levels. Barneby discussed the perennial issues women have faced economically, historically, and politically, noting that women govern differently than men do and emphasized the importance of voting so that all voices can be heard.