She created the Girl Guides, the national group that evolved into the Girl Scouts, showing young women there was not only strength in numbers but strength within themselves.
Georgia has changed, grown and evolved over the past 100 years, and here are some of the remarkable women it can thank.
Juliette Gordon Low Founder of the Girl Scouts (1860-1927) Juliette Gordon Low Photo: Associated Press, Illustration: Veronica Bravo, USA TODAY Juliette Gordon Low was founder of what we now know as the Girl Scouts, active in 92 countries with nearly 60 million alumnae.
She organized the first troop in Savannah, basing her Girl Guides youth organization on the Boy Scouts of England after meeting its founder, Robert Baden-Powell.
O’Connor was an inaugural honoree of Georgia Women of Achievement in 1992 and a charter member of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame in 2000.