On today's episode of On The Spot, we sit down with the incredible powerhouse Lolis Garcia-Baab, Movement Media Director and Spokesperson at Girl Scouts USA. As the Movement Media Director, she is responsible for planning, directing and managing all the marketing and communications of the council. Lolis has a history of helping young women; prior to joining the Girl Scouts, she helped found a conference called the Girls Now! Conference after her daughter was being bullied in school and she couldn't find any adequate resources or assistance to help. This one-day event explores the issued of bullying, body image and being a girl.
"I think that raising another human being is probably the greatest calling that another human being can have. I think it’s also the hardest job I’ve ever had. And the most thankless."
Lolis earned her BA in Liberal Arts and her BS in Communications, and one of her first jobs was as a radio host for a radio show called "The Ladies Room with Lolis." She thought there was something missing in the radio community: a woman's touch. Because she lived in both Mexico and the US, Lolis has a strong understanding of the Latino culture and its impact on mainstream society.
"For me, the superpower for women is to see the big picture."
"I do think that women have this unique ability to see the world through the prism of what’s good for my family, what good for my community, what’s good for the world."
You can purchase the book Lolis mentions, Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls, here on Amazon!
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