Queen Latifah is lending her star power and her distinctive voice to a new public service announcement for the Girl Scouts of the USA, narrating a PSA honouring former Girl Scouts who went on to achieve great things.
In her narration for the empowering “Lifetime of Leadership” video, Queen Latifah showcases well-known women in the fields of technology, politics, science, entertainment, sports and more — all of whom were Girl Scouts.
Among the women highlighted in the video are trailblazing journalists Barbara Walters and Katie Couric, singers Sheryl Crow and Celine Dion, actress Dakota Fanning, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, philanthropist Melinda Gates, and model and STEM entrepreneur Karlie Kloss.
“Not just making our mark but making a difference,” intones the rapper/actor in her narration. “Now that’s a job for a Girl Scout.”
“We are proud to premiere our powerful new PSA and showcase the impactful change that Girl Scout alums have created to make the world a better place,” said Sylvia Acevedo, GSUSA CEO in a news release announcing the PSA. “We know that leadership and meaningful civic action start at a young age — at home, at school, and in local communities. This PSA is a rallying cry for more girls to realize their leadership potential with Girl Scouts. The world is counting on them, and we hope our more than 50 million alums will be inspired to reconnect with us and share their leadership journey with the next generation of girls who will lead our country into the future.”
“I have no doubt that the girls of today will become the leaders and change-makers of tomorrow. Supporting them, empowering them and ensuring they have the opportunities they deserve is good for all of us,” added Dr. Jill Biden, wife of former U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden. “My Girl Scout experience taught me confidence, perseverance, and gave me skills that inspired me to pursue public service and helped me become a better leader. Girl Scouts is the pre-eminent organization that gives girls the place and the opportunity to develop their powerful voices.”
You can watch the inspiring PSA above.