Anna Maria Chávez

Anna Maria Chávez

CEO


Girl Scouts of the USA

New York, NY USA


It'll all work out as long as you're doing it for the right reason. It's going to get a little scary. But your only job in life is to stay on that track; regardless of what people throw at you and what barriers they put in your way, no one change your track but you.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Grew up in a small farming town of primarily Hispanic families that went back generations
Joined Girl Scouts as a child and developed a desire to preserve nature and serve others
At 12, decided to become a lawyer to achieve her aims; moved to Phoenix with family for more opportunities
Moving to a big city made her realize she was different; was stamped with labels like 'girl of color'
Didn't let labels define her; pushed forward and got into Yale as the 1st in her family to go to college
Stood out from classmates, felt homesick, and was thrown into new situations, but kept at it
Even today, she's usually the first of her kind to do something; she has no playbook but she's scrappy
Now, she has "the best job in the world;" says all indicators pointed her towards a different path, but she chose her own
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
American History (United States)
Yale University
doctorate
Doctorate
Law
University of Arizona
Career

Career

CEO

I'm a champion for girls, cookie connoisseur, data junkie, proud mom, lawyer, and dance aficionado.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Law
Law
Non-Profit Organizations
Non-Profit Organizations
Teaching / Mentoring
Teaching / Mentoring

Hurdles

Hurdles

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student