• A rocket scientist-turned-CEO proved her boss wrong early in her career by booking a ticket to Latin America - and got herself a promotion

    21 days ago - By Business Insider

    Sylvia Acevedo was named the CEO of Girl Scouts in 2017 and introduced STEM programs to the organization.
    Prior, Acevedo was a rocket scientist for NASA, industrial engineer for IBM, and presidential commissioner for the Obama White House.
    While at IBM, Acevedo went after a promotion in international management and was turned down because she was a woman. She took on the task anyway and was hired on the spot.
    Sylvia Acevedo runs one of the most recognizable all-girl organizations in America: the Girl Scouts. But she wasn't always surrounded by women in her career and faced obstacles as a...
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