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Girl Scouts, IoT Community WIoTCoE and STEM. A perfect combination

Jennifer Bartkowski, CEO of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
21 Jun 2019
14:30 - 14:50
Keynote Hall

Girl Scouts, IoT Community WIoTCoE and STEM. A perfect combination

Session Abstract:

Girl Scouts is the largest young girl organization in the country. For over 100 years, they have focused on building girls of courage, confidence and character. Today they are also focused on creating a better future by adding a focus on STEM education and a commitment to building up the workforce of today and tomorrow by building a pipeline of strong, confident girls. As the expert in how girls learn, Girl Scouts provides relevant programming that focuses on life skills, STEM, entrepreneurship and the outdoors – helping girls develop the confidence to know they can do anything they put their minds to. Girl Scouts of NorthEast Texas has led the way by partnering with leading technology providers who have established the 94 acre STEM center of excellence which has the IoT / 5G infrastructure to create a living lab for everything from Healthcare 2.0, Industrial 4.0, Smart Buildings, Smart Cities, Smart Energy, and Smart Agriculture. Come hear Jennifer talk about the unique opportunity you could be part of.


Jennifer Bartkowski serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. Ms. Bartkowski has been with GSNETX since 2009 and served as Chief Development Officer and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer before assuming the role of CEO. Today, Jennifer is leading an organizational transformation for the organization. With a strategic focus on membership growth, 21st century programming and brand, Jennifer is committed to ensuring that Girl Scouts is relevant to today’s girl and her parents. With a commitment to changing the workforce pipeline of North Texas, Jennifer chairs a national STEM initiative that was built on the success of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas’ $14M STEM Center of Excellence in southwest Dallas. This 92 acre campus is a living laboratory for girls to explore science, technology, engineering and math. Today, the STEM Center serves as a 21st century program facility for 4,000 local Girl Scouts, as a field trip destination for students throughout North Texas and as a model for the Girl Scout movement. Before joining Girl Scouts in 2009, Jennifer served as the Senior Vice President of Workplace Campaigns for United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, responsible for leading an annual campaign of more than $50 million. Jennifer’s career began after receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Public Administration, with a nonprofit management focus, at Texas A&M University. She has worked with a variety of organizations including the American Lung Association of Texas, United Way/Capital Area, private start-up Charitygift, and as an independent consultant. Jennifer is a graduate of Leadership Dallas, Class of 2016, and is an active member of the Leadership Dallas Alumnae Board. She is also a board member and passionate advocate for Carson’s Village. Jennifer is the recipient of the Dallas Business Journal’s 2017 Women in Business Award and was proud that Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas was recognized in 2016 as the Nonprofit of the Year by Dallas-based CNM Connect. Jennifer is the mother of two children, and is the proud recipient of the Girl Scout Silver Award as well as the Girl Scout Thanks Badge, recognizing her outstanding achievements as an adult member of Girl Scouts

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