Sylvia Acevedo

CEO, Girl Scouts of America

Sylvia Acevedo, the CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA, is a longtime advocate for underserved communities, including girls’ and women’s causes. On a national platform, she has championed issues such as the Presidential Initiative for Hispanic Educational Excellence, where she serves as a White House Commissioner and as Chair of the Early Childhood Subcommittee. Additionally, she was on the founding board of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Austin, Texas, the largest all-girls public school in the nation. She has traveled nationwide, talking with educators about the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Family Engagement curriculum, which she authored to help narrow academic achievement gaps in America.