Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) is proud to announce its President and CEO Janet R. Donovan has been named as an influential female leader by City & State Pennsylvania.

Donovan is one of 100 female Pennsylvania public servants, business executives, nonprofit leaders, advocates, academics, and others identified as influential leaders at the intersection of politics and policy in City & State Pennsylvania’s article, “The Pennsylvania Power of Diversity: Women 100.” Donovan was ranked 87th for her coordination of a “vast network of local volunteers as well as partnerships with museums, parks, sports facilities, and educational institutions,” according to the article. She also received a nod to her three-decade-long military career as a retired U.S. Navy Two Star Rear Adm. and the leadership skills she gained through her service.

“It is such an honor to make this list and be recognized alongside so many other impactful female leaders in Pennsylvania. No matter your profession, it is a privilege to be in a leadership position that affords you the opportunity to help others. I am so grateful for this recognition and the spotlight it puts on GSHPA and the amazing work our volunteers and staff do for girls in central and northeast Pennsylvania,” Donovan said.

Donovan has held many leadership positions throughout her naval career including, but not limited to, attorney, legal advisor, deputy commander, and senior mentor. She also has more than 20 years of executive experience in strategy development, talent management and collaboration. Donovan joined GSHPA as President and CEO in September 2019.

About Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA)

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for a cause that motivates them, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alumnae, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them. To join us, volunteer, reconnect or donate, visit