Leslie's work is all about empowering others to embrace their own leadership and build inclusive and mutually-beneficial relationships and environments. Leslie is a brilliant woman, a visionary and a prolific writer. She has the ability to simplify. This is especially helpful to those who aren't able to balance both the strategic and tactical. She is exceptionally successful with external relations. She tells the organization's story in a way that helps donors, media, potential collaborators/partners see the importance, value and relevance of the organization's mission to the future. Leslie helps them make it their priority. When Leslie worked with Girl Scouts of the USA as a staff member, she designed the first materials we ever had for helping Girl Scout council CEOs and boards identify the work they needed to do in creating pluralistic and inclusive organizations. These materials were so ahead of their time that they remain the gold standard. Having been a non-profit CEO in the Mid-Western, Mid-Southern and Mid-Eastern regions of the country, Leslie knows every aspect of running an organization- from raising funds to managing them, from hiring staff to talent management, from board recruitment to governance success. Leslie's leadership style is both inspirational and aspirational because she is tireless, unstoppable and kind. I add this last descriptor as it is my experience that a leader without kindness is not a leader. Leslie gets people excited and gets them on board. She is spectacular at helping people get to the finish line with the work- again whether it is raising funds, engaging others in partnerships and collaborations or developing, implementing and evaluating program plans.
Jaclyn Libowitz, Chief of Staff/Chief Administrative Officer
Girl Scouts of the USA