Lidia Soto-Harmon

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Lidia Soto-Harmon "is the Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital. In this role she provides overall strategic direction and leadership for the membership organization whose mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital serves 90,000 members in the Greater Washington Region, which includes Washington D.C., eight counties in Maryland, ten counties in Virginia, and seven counties in West. Formerly, Lidia was the COO for the Girl Scout Council and prior to joining the Girl Scouts Lidia served as Senior Vice President for Community Development for First Book, a national children's literacy organization dedicated to getting new books into the hands of children from low-income families. She also served as the Deputy Director of the President's Interagency Council on Women, chaired by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, at the US Department of State where she represented the United States at various United Nation's conferences including the Commission on the Status of Women. Lidia was also the Senior Director of the Fannie Mae Foundation's Targeted Outreach Department. She is committed and passionate about the work of women and girls." [1]

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  1. Directors, Tahirih Justice Center, accessed March 17, 2009.