By Nicole Anderson, Assistant Vice President and President of the AT&T Foundation
I loved being a Brownie. My mom was our troop leader, and it was fun to sing “Make new friends but keep the old” in a round. I felt proud earning badges and wearing my uniform, and liked competing with the other girls in my troop on who could sell the most Girl Scout cookies. I now realize that these early lessons in setting goals, learning new skills and being part of a team helped prepare me for adulthood. But I’ll admit that I’m envious of the badges girls can earn these days – coding and robotics! These are critical STEM skills that are key to their future success.