As the recipient of twenty-two honorary doctoral degrees, the author of three autobiographies and the co-editor of 35 books in 21 languages, Frances Hesselbein is considered one of the country's greatest leaders. 


From her service as the CEO of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. from 1976-1990, to her recognition by former President Bill Clinton in 1998 as a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient for her work as "a pioneer for women, volunteerism, diversity and opportunity," Frances has provided the world with a simple leadership philosophy: To serve is to live.  


Frances Hesselbein

Frances’ ongoing contributions to the field of leadership development include her role (since 1996) as Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning quarterly Leader to Leader Journal; her commitment to the University of Pittsburgh’s Hesselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement; her advisory role to the United States Military Academy at West Point; and her service on many nonprofit and private sector corporate boards, including the Mutual of America Life Insurance Company and the Bright China Social Fund. 


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