Leadership Institute (GSLI)

The Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) is an initiative of the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas to inspire and equip high school girls to pursue higher education and expose them to a variety of career opportunities, using job shadowing as one method. The Institute gives girls in grades 9-12 the opportunity to visit local corporations and universities, gain access to female role models and empower young girls to positively impact their communities now and in the future.

Career Exploration Events

Ericsson Center of Excellence, June 19 @ 9AM

Working with Ericsson, a leader in network communications, experience hands-on activities that illustrate the amazing array of skills and know-how pertaining to careers in Networks, and the road to 5G. Girls will apply different forms of weather proofing to installations using clam shells, clean and scope fiber cables using a number of techniques, observe drone demonstrations, experience a 5G demo, and more! Girls will also travel to the AT&T live site to see how two large telecommunications companies collaborate.  Lunch will be provided. EVENT FULL


Legal Ease, June 26 @ 8AM

Have you ever wondered what opportunities might be available if you pursue a legal career? Spend the day at the Collin County Courthouse  touring the facility, observing court proceedings and speaking to attorneys, judges, and law officials to learn about this profession. Lunch will be provided.

Richards Group, Marketing & Advertising, June 28 @ 9AM

Come learn about the culture and goals of the nation’s largest independent branding agency, The Richards Group.  Girls will tour the facility, participate in a career panel, and be part of an brainstorming exercise.  Lunch is included. 

Gordon Food Service, July 18 @ 10AM

Have you ever wondered how food gets to restaurants, healthcare facilities and universities?  Come tour one of the distribution centers of the largest family-operated food service distributor in North America, Gordon Food Service.  Girls will learn how food products of all shapes and sizes are moved on a daily schedule.  Participate in a career panel exploring various options for women in transportation.  Jeans and close toed shoes are required.  Includes lunch. 

USAA, July 19 @ 10AM

To the public eye, USAA is a world class banking and insurance company for millions of military members and families. Come see how USAA fulfills its mission to facilitate the financial security of those members. Behind the scenes, USAA is supported by a massive IT team, and invests in cutting edge technologies to ensure its members get the best service. Come explore the cool technologies being used, learn how technology companies function, spend time job shadowing a technology expert and learn the benefits of choosing a technology/STEM career path! Lunch will be provided.

Deloitte and Touche, LLP, July 27 @ 9AM

Learn about Deloitte and Touche, what employees do on a day-to-day basis, key areas of the business, and how that relates to a girl's everyday life.  Explore the various consulting careers that the company offers by job shadowing  in one or two areas such as Audit, Consulting,  Tax , Advisory/Risk Services,  IT, or HR/Recruiting.   Meet the Deloitte professionals in a career panel. Lunch is included.


Job Shadowing

Interested in learning about various careers to see if they might be in your future?  Sign up for job shadowing opportunities! Job shadowing offers girls the chance to learn about a particular occupation or profession as she accompanies an employees throughout their day-to-day work schedule.

Participating companies are graciously opening their doors to us and it's important that we respect their time and commitment to this program.  It is imperative that we fill all of the opportunities, so if something changes and you can’t attend, we need as much time as possible to find a replacement girl.  Please be sure that the date and location of each job shadowing opportunity works for you.  If for some reason you must cancel after signing up, please email Gerri Gordon at as soon as possible

Most of these job shadowing dates and locations are for one girl only, so if an opportunity you're interested in is full, please email Gerri Gordon directly at to be placed on a waiting list.