Brooke Quinn, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Board Member and Inspiring Women of Iowa Event Chair, is a force to be reckoned with in Central Iowa. Although she’s a successful businesswoman, philanthropist, and dedicated volunteer with many organizations, Quinn remains humble when describing herself as a “wife, stepmom, dog mom, aunt, sister, and daughter.”
Her commitment to GSGI formally started in 2018 when she stepped onto GSGI’s Board of Directors, but her connection to Girl Scouting goes way back. Quinn started her Girl Scout journey as a Brownie and continued all the way through to Senior. In her years of Girl Scouts, she represented the United States in an international celebration of the founding of Girl Scouting in England in 1989. She also earned her Gold Award, the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn. And today, she still strongly believes in the mission, which led her to board representation and volunteering for GSGI.
“I believe in advocating for women, and I want to see more young girls build strong skills that will afford them opportunities for leadership. Building courage, confidence, and character at a young age will empower the next generation to strive for greatness. Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa does just that,” said Quinn.
One of her most notable contributions to GSGI was her support of the Show Love Campaign, which provides all girls free membership to Girl Scouting in Greater Iowa.
“The [Show Love] decision was a move that I fully supported. As a key participant in fundraising for GSGI, I want to ensure my efforts provide opportunities for all girls, regardless of circumstance,” she said.
Quinn also steps up for GSGI as the Event Chair for the Inspiring Women of Iowa event. The 2021 event marks two years of Quinn serving in the role.
“Being the chair has been a true honor over the last two years. I believe that I have an obligation to provide meaningful service, and my way of contributing and ensuring I am helping with the mission is to support fundraising efforts. This event also showcases the true changemakers in our community and I am constantly inspired by the finalists,” Quinn said.
Quinn is a changemaker herself, as she continually goes above and beyond for GSGI and the thousands of members across Greater Iowa. She is grounded in her belief that Girl Scouting is important for girls today, noting that the opportunity to be a girl, the opportunity to be a leader, the opportunity to meet friends from all backgrounds, and the opportunity to take risks in a safe environment are what make the difference.
Learn more about GSGI’s Board of Directors here