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Paula's COVID Story - "put your mask on first"

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About Paula Bookidis

Girl Scouts of Central Texas CEO, Paula Bookidis, began her journey in Girl Scouts on the front lines of camp-outs, volunteer trainings, and cookie sales as a troop leader! Now, as our G.I.R.L.-in-Chief, Paula brings a unique perspective and a tried and true passion for the Girl Scout mission into the executive suite.

Paula stepped into her role at Girl Scouts from her position as a partner at Sense Corp, where she kept things running efficiently and effectively as the Managing Director - Telecom. A dynamic leader and management powerhouse, Paula is also a believer in the power of giving back, demonstrated in her development of Sense Corp’s Community Outreach programs, which has provided over $4M to non-profits.

Paula’s happy place is floating the river, reading a book, sipping on iced tea. In her words, she is “married to the funniest, most supportive guy” and they have three daughters together. A true Girl Scout family, they get outdoors to camp and kayak as often as possible.

get the podcast

You can listen to or download Paula's COVID Story from your favorite podcast app.

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a technical note

When we first had the idea for COVID Stories, we thought we'd record ten or fifteen minutes and then edit that down to a three to five minute segment. But then the interviews began and it was almost cathartic. Everyone had more to say than could be fit into ten or fifteen minutes. When we heard the awesome insights that were being shared, we realized there was no way to cut anything. So, it's all here.

Also, the COVID Stories interviews were conducted during the shelter-in-place lockdown using Microsoft Teams. What you’re hearing is unedited, unfiltered, and with any call quality issues and technical glitches left in. We’ve all had our share of online meetings during lockdown, so you can probably relate to these glitches that can pop up when you least expect it.

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