St. Louis, MO – April 20, 2022 – Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri is proud to announce the new President of their Women’s Leadership Network, Karen Miller. An energetic and passionate executive, Miller will lead the Women’s Leadership Network Steering Committee and all network programs and events throughout the year. Guided by feedback from her fellow members, Miller will create opportunities for networking connections and programs that help professional women continue their leadership development journey.
Founded in 2015, the Women’s Leadership Network brings women together in support of one another to positively influence future leaders—today’s Girl Scouts. Network members connect with one another throughout the year at events and activities that support and invest in the leadership development of Girl Scouts across eastern Missouri.
A respected advocate for gender diversity in the workplace, Miller co-founded Women in Leadership – Launching Opportunities, or WILLO. Miller challenges companies to improve their performance by promoting gender diversity in leadership. Before founding WILLO, Miller served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Corporate Communications at Sigma-Aldrich Corporation. She also developed and served as Executive Sponsor for the Sigma-Aldrich Women in Leadership Network, which had more than 500 members globally. Miller’s experience spans many areas including finance, strategy and business development, corporate and marketing communications, to name a few. A long-time supporter of Girl Scouts, Miller served on the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Board of Directors for six years, as well as on the Women’s Leadership Network Steering Committee as the board liaison.
“It is an honor to continue my involvement with Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri by serving as their Women’s Leadership Network President,” said Miller. “I embrace this volunteer opportunity to provide professional women a forum to network with a purpose—giving of their time, talent and treasure to support Girl Scouts in developing future generations of women leaders.”
“Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri is pleased to welcome Karen to this new role as Women’s Leadership Network President,” said Janine Lawler, Chief Development Officer. “Her experience and expertise will be valuable assets as we grow our network in the coming years and continue our work of supporting the mission of Girl Scouts.”
Miller replaces former President Jenny Bartlow, who served in the role since 2015.