Power Our Promise: Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders at Camp CEO

We’re excited to launch our new series, Power Our Promise as part of Camp CEO®. This program spotlights our “CEO Mentors” who activate our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place by sharing their time, talent, and treasure with Girl Scouts across the greater Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana area!

Read on to learn more about this year’s Camp CEO® from a mentor, Carrie Camino!

Flexing, Growing, Leading

Since 2007, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana has welcomed high-level professionals and teen girls from across our council geography to Camp CEO®, the premier leadership camp for teen girls.

This week marks the 14th session of Camp CEO®, as girls and mentors gather virtually to engage in valuable mentorship and leadership experiences that last a lifetime. Camp CEO® mentors play an integral part in the program, helping girls take charge of their ambition. Carrie Camino, Director at West Monroe Partners, is one of them.

Carrie Camino, Director at West Monroe Partners

“Camp CEO® creates and develops a talent network ready to take on the challenges of tomorrow,” Carrie said. “Helping others find their true passion, and then pursuing it to their fullest is one of the most valuable activities I can undertake to help support a diverse and robust community that can flex and grow together.”

As a Girl Scout parent, volunteer, donor, and alum herself, Carrie has experienced the power of Girl Scouting in a myriad of ways. “Some of the experiences helped me think differently about what I could do,” Carrie shared. “It helps girls to push themselves a little bit further in a safe space.”

Girls are the Future

At West Monroe Partners, Carrie leads a diverse array of clients on how they can use data to impact people and lead organizations in a different, more meaningful way. Influenced by strong female mentors in her own career journey, Carrie sees Camp CEO® as an impactful way to shape the next generation of courageous leaders. “Several of my mentors have been female, all of them with their own unique experiences and path forward,” Carrie said.

“My learning is that there is no ‘one size fits all’ – rather there is an underlying theme of courage, grace, grit, and curiosity that guided each of them, and now me, towards continuous learning by building relationships and taking on new challenges.”

Those very learnings are what Carrie hopes to share with campers during Zoom workshops, one-on-one mentoring sessions, and virtual campfire chats from home.

“I am passionate about sharing my experiences to help girls gain a new perspective, have a safe place to envision alternate outcomes, and create excitement to take on new challenges that will help them own and direct their personal goals and leadership style,” Carrie said.

“Girl Scouts has a rich history of launching some of the most impactful women of our time,” Carrie reflected. “Girls are our future—creative, resilient, empathetic, optimistic, and driven—what could be more fun than fostering this amazing community?”

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Interested in learning more about Camp CEO® and how you can be involved? Visit our website!

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