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Girl Scouts executive seeks new opportunities to introduce girls to careers

Nominated By: Susanne Mata, Deputy Sector Navigator ICT/DM

Winning Criteria: Advancement of work-based learning opportunities, including internships and apprenticeships, Collaboration with career technical education faculty to develop programs and curricula with the skills that industry demands, Support general career technical education efforts


Knea Hawley is always looking for new opportunities to introduce the Girl Scouts in her council to careers and leadership opportunities and has developed strong relationships with a variety of educational and business partners throughout our two-county region.

As a result, the Girl Scouts in her council have explored careers and developed skills in cyber, technology, health care, entrepreneurship and journalism, just to name a few.

Hawley is a Strong Workforce Champion for a number of reasons. She passionately believes in the power of every girl; she seeks opportunities for the girls to grow, learn and be empowered; she inspires girls to explore career options and find their passion; she is dedicated to excellence and she is kind, supportive and generous.

In addition to being nominated by Deputy Sector Navigator (DSN) Susanne Mata, Hawley also was co-nominated by Alan Braggins, DSN for advanced manufacturing; Lisa Kiplinger-Kennedy, DSN for small business; Avante Simmons, DSN for health care and Wendy Zinn, career technical education projects manager at San Bernardino Community College District.

Girl Scouts of San Gorgonion Council

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