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GSLI girls pictured with The Richards Group founder, Stan Richards.

Leadership Institute (GSLI)

The Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) equips high school girls to pursue higher education and exposes them to a variety of career opportunities through corporate visits and access to female role models that empower them to positively impact their communities now and in the future.


Career Exploration

Career Exploration events gives girls an opportunity to learn about various occupations and their "fit" with her unique career preferences, e.g. the skills, interests and values you want satisfied by your career. To be placed on a waiting list, or to cancel, please contact Gerri Gordon at

GSLI: Drug Enforcement Administration

June 27, 2019
03:00 PM-06:00 PM
Drug Enforcement Administration

See behind the scenes at the Drug Enforcement Administration's Dallas laboratory. Learn about forensic chemistry, fingerpriniting and tactical gear with hands-on activities. Participate in a career panel with women special agents, investigators, fingerprint experts and evidence specialists.


GSLI: Ericsson Career Exploration and Job Shadowing

July 11, 2019
09:00 AM-04:00 PM
Ericsson Headquarters

Learn about Ericsson, one of the premier network providers. Tour the Experience Center and campus. Participate in two job shadowing opportunities, a career panel discussion and explore the world of 5G networking and virtual reality. Includes lunch.


GSLI: Schneider Electric

July 12, 2019
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Schneider Electric
Carrollton, TX

Energy is a big industry in Texas – it powers almost everything in life! Schneider Electric helps companies sustainably manage their energy. Join us to learn about this exciting, growing field where the tech and energy sectors collide. Girls will speak with women engineers and other experts, plus tour the facility for a hands-on demo of building controls and electric circuits. Lunch will be provided.


GSLI: 7-11 Inc., Career Exploration

July 17, 2019
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
7-11, Inc. 
Irving, TX

Get a behind the scenes look at the 7-11 Test Kitchen. Girls will learn about sensory taste testing, package engineering, and participate in a food science demo/flavor building experience. Hear from key fresh food scientists and engineers about their journey from middle school, through college to their professional life. The test kitchen does have food allergens including possibly flour, dairy, nuts, milk and soy protein, so be sure to let GSNETX know of any allergies that girls have. Lunch is included. 


GSLI: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

July 18, 2019
08:30 AM-01:00 PM
Blue Cross Blue Shield

Girls in 8th grade and up will spend the day learning about Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas how STEAM plays a role in day to day operations.   Based on girls’ interests prior to the event, girls will be matched with different career paths such as Nursing, Counseling, Clinical, Technology, Communications, Graphic Design, Research and Analytics, and Marketing and job shadow that field.  Then on to a hands-on activity like an Introduction to CPR or a lifesize Operation Game.  The day will conclude with lunch and the opportunity to connect with the company's women's network.   


GSLI: Toyota ~ Career Exploration

July 23, 2019
01:00 PM-05:00 PM
Toyota Heaquarters

Join the Women influencing and impacting Toyota to learn about possible careers in the auto industry such as computer science, maufacturing and engineering. Earn the Car Care badge, tour the facility, the Toyota Museum and Experience Center, and learn how to be prepared for roadside emergencies.


GSLI: Journey in a Day - Sow What

July 25, 2019
07:30 AM-07:30 PM
Frito Lay ~ Legacy
Plano, TX

Come earn the majority of the Sow What! Journey as we explore the world of food. Spending time at Frito Lay, The North Texas Food Bank and Central Market, girls will learn how and where food is grown, harvested, processed, distributed and consumed. The day will start at Frito Lay and end at Central Market. A light breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.


GSLI: Haynes and Boone Career Exploration

August 5, 2019
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Dallas, TX

Considering studying the law? Come to a workshop at Haynes and Boone, one of the largest law firms in Dallas, to learn about different types of law you might practice, what a day in the life of a lawyer is like and what it takes to become a lawyer. Hear from a variety of lawyers, ask questions and participate in a hands on learning experience



Job Shadowing

Job shadowing offers girls the chance to learn about a particular occupation or profession as she accompanies employees throughout their day-to-day work schedule.  Follow the link to see the opportunities and to register in ebiz.  Please remember that we expect you as Girl Scouts to honor your commitment to these opportunities, once registered, barring a family emergency or illness.  Failure to follow these guidelines may result in cancellations of other opportunities you have registered for.  Questions, contact Gerri Gordon at  


City Hospital - Biomedical Engineering
City Hospital - Emergency Department Nursing
City Hospital - Occupational Therapy
City Hospital - Pediatrics
City Hospital - Physical Therapy
Plano Symphony Orchestra - Arts Administration
Trinity Industries - Financial Management
Omniplan - Accounting, Business Services, Human Resources
Omniplan - Architecture/Interior Design
Omniplan - Marketing
Brennan Wealth Advisors - Financial Management
Dean Foods - Legal, Marketing, Sales, Event Planning

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Plano Symphony Orchestra - Arts Administration
City Hospital - Biomedical Engineering
City Hospital - Emergency Department Nursing
City Hospital - Occupational Therapy
City Hospital - Pediatrics
City Hospital - Physical Therapy
CGG - Software Development
Trinity Industries - Human Resources
Fidelity Investments - Mastering Money/Mock Stock Market

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