Girl Scouts River Valleys announces the addition of Lynnea Atlas-Ingebretson to its leadership team as its chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer.
In this role, Atlas-Ingebretson will lead Girl Scouts River Valleys’ continued commitment toward diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), representation and racial justice goals, including policy equity work and expansion of DEI and racial justice programming and training. She will provide system-wide thought leadership, strategic direction, implementation, and growth of DEI-related programs and initiatives.
“As an 8-year-old I was introduced to a magical book of badges and women in my community that showed me we could be adventurous, learn anything, and be entrepreneurs. Reflecting on this opportunity, I realized that my spirit of adventure and opportunity-making came from the seeds that Girl Scouts sowed at an early age. I’m excited to help the bring these opportunities to more communities,” said Atlas-Ingebretson.
Atlas-Ingebretson brings more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit and public administration centered on equity in education, arts, and the outdoors. Her experience includes building partnerships and collaborations across rural and urban communities and advising large public sector entities and corporations on equitable community-centered practices and change management. Most recently, Atlas-Ingebretson served as chief of staff for World Savvy where she led talent, organizational culture, and strategic initiatives.
“We are very excited to have Lynnea join us and know she will bring innovative ideas and initiatives that will help us think differently, foster a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace and space for girls and volunteers, as well as make an impact in the communities we serve,” said CEO Tish Bolger.
Atlas-Ingebretson currently serves on committees for the Metropolitan Council, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and the Board of the American Swedish Institute. She is an avid outdoors person leading a snowboard program for BIPOC girls in North Minneapolis as well as supporting BIPOC adults in exploring cross-country skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing.
About Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys
Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys is one of 111 Girl Scout councils that make up the national Girl Scout Movement, sharing the mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts River Valleys’ work is supported by 7,000 volunteers who deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to 19,000 girls in southern Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and one county in Iowa. For more information, visit GirlScoutsRV.org/About.
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