26 Sep

Addressing the Gender Gap

Yesterday, another article appeared on the gender gap.  It raised more questions and more speculation about the number of women in the workforce - and why there are not more.  The Times writes:

"...women’s chances of making it to the top are also stuck. Only 17 percent of directors and 14 percent of C-suite executives at Fortune 500 companies are women. All but 20 or so of their chief executives are men. At the other end of the spectrum of opportunity, 16.3 percent of women are officially poor, according to census figures, compared to 13.6 percent of men.

These dynamics are... Read more »
06 Aug

Asha Wills, Future Woman of Distinction 2012, Speaks at FDU's Emerging Global Leaders Seminar


Last fall, we named Asha Wills from Troop 2203 in Brooklyn as our 2012 Future Woman of Distinction. A Girl Scout since 2000, Asha is an exemplary young woman who represents the values of courage, confidence, and character that we strive to instill in girls. Her Gold Award project, Aim - Bound for College (ABC), did a remarkable job of raising awareness for the importance of higher... Read more »
07 Jun

To Be or Not to Be…Maybe that Isn’t Quite the Question

By Lisa D. Richardson -- Event Registration Specialist, Crew Coach, and Leadership Advisory Board Member

At twelve, I was convinced that at twenty-six I’d be a successful veterinarian on my way to opening my own practice. But life had other plans for me - and if there's one thing my years in Girl Scouts taught me, it was to be open to other ideas and to be flexible in my... Read more »
25 Apr

What Girl Scout Scholars Taught Me

By Carolina Torres, Lifetime Member of Girl Scouts and GSGNY's “Future Woman of Distinction 2010”


For the past ten years, Girl Scouts of Greater New York has opened doors for me and offered me countless opportunities, each designed to empower girls and women like me. It is a place where I learned skills that will last me a lifetime, developed my independent... Read more »
17 Apr

How to Become A Game Changer

By Erie Brewster, Ambassador Girl Scout from Troop 2046


To be honest, I never thought I would learn so much when I first walked into the “Be a Game Changer” seminar at BNY Mellon. Signing up for the seminar, I had only briefly glanced at the description, so I initially thought that it would merely be a two- to three-hour tour of the New York Stock Exchange. However, when I... Read more »
16 Apr

Women's Leadership and Success in the World of Finance

By April Tsang and Eileen Jin, Ambassador Girl Scouts from Troop 4772


It is March 26th, 2013. You are in a room on the 47th floor of 1 Wall Street. Enter the room at around 9:45AM and you would have seen a surprising sight: girls of all ages and and backgrounds bustling about the room, grabbing breakfast and socializing with some of the most distinguished people in the... Read more »
01 Apr

Life is Not a Checklist: What I Learned from Girl Scouts

By Yadira Noelle Harrison, Girl Scouts of Greater New York Leadership Advisory Board Member



Thinking back to my 16-year-old self, I can only marvel at how sure I was of the life plans I had written in my journal hidden in my desk. How each step of my life, starting with my college selection, had been thought out in detail and researched thoroughly. How perfect my... Read more »
27 Mar

Celebrate Women's History Month!

Marie Curie, Patricia Era Bath, Flossie Wong-Staal - and You
March is National Women’s History Month, and this year’s theme, Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics aims to honor and celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women who have used their imagination and intelligence to make outstanding contributions to the STEM... Read more »
28 Feb

How I Learned to Succeed

By Kristy Sisko, Girl Scouts of Greater New York Leadership Advisory Board Member


I was a Girl Scout for over ten years. During that time, I learned a great many things – from how to be an entrepreneur by managing my own cookie sales to effectively working as part of a team and the importance of striving for excellence.


In 2001 I started working for as a... Read more »
29 Jan

Failure Is A Good Thing When You Learn From It

By Elizabeth Crowell, Brownie Leader of Troop 2292 in Brooklyn and Leadership Advisory Board Member

As a senior in college, I was nervous about my next step in life. After all, everything I had done up until the age of 22 was decided for me: go to school, graduate high school, and then go to college. I had worked a bunch of different... Read more »