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11 Nov

Advancing Women of Distinction Honoree Avon Products, Inc.

At our Women of Distinction Breakfast on October 28, we presented Avon Products, Inc. with the Inaugural Advancing Women of Distinction Award.

Avon has been a strong supporter of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York for nearly 30 years, helping us deliver our leadership programs to multiple generations of girls in New York City. In addition to our longstanding partnership:

67% of Avon’s board... Read more »
10 Nov

2015 Woman of Distinction: Sarah E. Cogan

Over the next few days, we'll be highlighting the fantastic honorees who received the Woman of Distinction Award at our recent breakfast. Up first: Sarah E. Cogan, Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Scroll down to read the text of her speech, or you can watch the video below.

 

 

 




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06 May

Amy Brooks, Pinnacle in Leadership Award-winner

Continuing our series of highlighting outstanding female role models, today we focus on Amy Brooks, Executive Vice President of Team Marketing & Business Operations at the National Basketball Association, who speaks about how the Girl Scouts provides girls with a foundation of real-world skills, including in technology.

Scroll down for a complete transcript of her speech.
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29 Jul

Girl Scouts Get in the Business Game (NY Daily News: Video)

Teens pitch savvy business ideas to investors as part of the Girl Scout Leadership Institute, including an idea to revolutionize bandages.  The New York Daily News website recent ran a video story about this initiative.  To view the video, watch below, or click HERE to visit nydailynews.com.  You may also scroll down to read a transcript.

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14 Jul

Girl Scouts Learn Video Game Programming to Tackle Male-Dominated Field (DNAinfo)

To read this story on DNAinfo.com,  click HERE.

GIRL SCOUTS LEARN VIDEO GAME PROGRAMMING TO TACKLE MALE-DOMINATED FIELD

By Katie Honan

CORONA — A group of girls has spent the last weekhuddled around their laptops, designing people and structures for their own virtual 3D world.

But they're not just playing video games — they're getting a glimpse at future careers in a... Read more »
02 Dec

VIDEO: GSLI Prepares Today's Girls to Become Tomorrow's Leaders

Since its launch earlier this year, the Girl Scout Leadership Institute of New York City (GSLI-NYC) is already transforming the lives of dozens of young women by providing them with opportunities to develop the skills that will help them become tomorrow’s business innovators.

Recently Helene Lerner, the founder of  Workingwomen.com, one of the world’s leading websites for career women,... Read more »
11 Nov

Girl Scouts bring career program to Long Island City school

CEP photoFrom LIC/Astoria Journal, November 5, 2013.  By Andrew Pavia.


The Girl Scouts have teamed up with the new Hunters Point Community Middle School in Long Island City to bring resources to underprivileged youth.

Students will take part in the expansion of the Girl Scouts’ Career Exploration Program (CEP), a three-year, in-school program that aims to broaden the scope of... Read more »
03 Oct

Girls and Women in STEM


Dear Girl Scout Family,

 

There is increased national attention being paid to the low engagement rates of girls and women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.  Conversations revolve around the fact that girls often show interest in STEM early on but are not encouraged to pursue this interest (and in some cases, are actively discouraged). This is... Read more »