The economic, social, and environmental challenges we face in this new century are enormous. Although the social sector can lead the way, no single sector alone can address these challenges, which are both local and global in scope. The public, private, and nonprofit sectors must be equally vibrant if we are to build healthy societies. Leaders from all three sectors must work and lead beyond the walls of their own enterprises to achieve significant results. Helping meet this challenge would become the next exciting phase of my journey.

On January 31, 1990, I said good-bye to the Girl Scouts of the USA, the best organization, the best people in the world. It was a perfect time to leave. ...

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