Fortune magazine features CVDL Doctoral Student Kathy Hopinkah Hannan, new Board President of Girl Scouts USA

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Kathy Hannan thumbnailKathy Hopinkah Hannan Named Board President for Girl Scouts of the USA

Benedictine doctoral student Kathy Hopinkah Hannan was recently named the new board president of the Girl Scouts of the USA. Hannan will serve in the role while continuing as KPMG’s national managing partner of diversity, inclusion and responsibility.

In an interview with Fortune magazine, Hannan shares her history with the Girl Scouts and how the organization (along with a love of football) helped equip her to lead professionally as an adult. She recounts a story,

I have been at KPMG for almost 30 years and I’ve always felt like I was treated like my voice mattered. I never felt that I was different. It wasn’t until I went to my first partners meeting (in the early 1990s) that I realized that there were barely any women. That was an “aha moment.” We have a beautiful tradition at KPMG with a formal black tie event and I remember coming out of the elevator in my ball gown and seeing this sea of penguins with only a splash of color here and there. I realized that maybe not every woman had the same opportunity that I did. I wanted to do more within the firm to help my fellow women. I learned that women were leaving because they didn’t see the possibilities and they were not asking the right questions.

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