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Dare: Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage, and Career for Women in Charge by Becky Blalock

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Chapter One

Dare to Set the Target High

Harmonize Vision and Values

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.

Lily Tomlin

Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, is the daughter of immigrant farm workers from Mexico. She was born south of Phoenix, Arizona, in a tiny town where the per capita income is $9,194 and the largest employer is the local prison.

Nevertheless, early on in high school Anna decided that she was going to go to Yale. “You're a Latina, don't you think you should stay in state?” people asked her. She ignored them and set about doing the things she needed to do in and outside the classroom to make her dream a reality. “I was like, ‘Wait a minute, I have no boundaries!’ I was ...

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