talkSTEM had a scintillating conversation with Jennifer. Below are 3 videos you can watch in which she shares her views on the importance of making connections as educators, community leaders, and parents; Girl Scouts Doing STEM here in North Texas; why all of us – men and women – need to be involved in the national (and international) conversation.
Enjoy talkSTEM’s III part Video Series with CEO of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Jennifer Bartkowski, who stresses the importance of #STEM integration in education. #GirlScouts, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas #JenniferBartkowski Don’t Forget to subscribe on our talkSTEM Youtube PAGE!!!
“North Texas is growing. Whether it is the tax structure, the low cost of living, healthy schools, or the space for expansion, the North Texas community is becoming a popular destination for major employers. Companies like Toyota recognize the possibilities in our community but for us to meet their needs, we are going to have to take a hard look at our workforce and ensure that the pipeline of future leaders – especially in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math – is ready to meet the coming demand.” -Jennifer Bartkowski, CEO of Girl Scouts of North East Texas.
Jennifer Bartkowski serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. Ms. Bartkowski has been with GSNETX since 2009, when she joined the council as Chief Development Officer. During her tenure, GSNETX has seen significant growth in its annual and capital fundraising campaigns. When she moved into the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer role, she added focus and innovation to new programming initiatives, mission delivery, and the Girl Scout Cookie Program for the 32-county organization. Most recently, Bartkowski has been leading a $13 million effort to transform a current 100-acre property in South Dallas into a STEM Center of Excellence for girls in Northeast Texas.
Before joining Girl Scouts in 2009, Jennifer served as the Senior Vice President of Workplace Campaigns for United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, responsible for leading an annual campaign of more than $50 million. Jennifer’s career began after receiving a Master of Public Administration, with a nonprofit management focus, at Texas A&M University. She has worked with a variety of organizations including the American Lung Association of Texas, United Way/Capital Area, private start-up Charitygift, and as an independent consultant.
In 2015, Jennifer was a participant in the Dallas Public Voices Greenhouse program. The Dallas Public Voices Greenhouse is part of a national initiative launched by The OpEd Project in partnership with leading universities and foundations to dramatically increase the public impact of our nation’s top and most diverse thinkers.
Jennifer is the mother of two children, including a Girl Scout Cadette and is the proud recipient of the Girl Scout Silver Award. Read her talkSTEM blog post from July 2015