For Hispanic Heritage Month, we will be featuring different Latina members of Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. Our first story is about Marcela Danesh, GSEM Board Member.
Marcela Danesh’s Colombian heritage is very important to her. She returns to the country of her birth each December to celebrate Christmas ─ featuring typical Columbian food and songs ─ with her family.
Marcela is an active member of the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA), serving in the past as Vice President of its Boston chapter. She has learned many great skills, including networking and leadership, from this organization. Marcela believes that Girl Scouts helps to provide these same skills to girls, something that she sees as critical to the young Latina community.
Almost half of the girls who participate in the FaB Factor program are Latina, and Marcela is passionate about supporting these girls because, as she noted, top roles in major Fortune 500 companies are lacking in female Latina leadership. Marcela believes that girls in the FaB Factor program and Girl Scouts can learn the skills necessary to break the glass ceiling and become the next generation of female business leaders. We appreciate Marcela for being an active member of the GSEM Board of Directors and through which she helps to guide the strategic decisions of the council.