The Women of the American West Don’t Take No for an Answer

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez on Being Historic ‘Firsts’—and Native Arizonans

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Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez both grew up in rural Arizona. Both went on to become lawyers. And both were historic “firsts.” O’Connor was the first woman to serve as Arizona State Senate majority leader—and the first woman to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. And Chávez is the first Latina to lead the Girl Scouts.

In front of a standing-room-only crowd at the “What It Means to Be American” launch event at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, O’Connor and Chávez talked with …

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