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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 »
25 Oct

We did it, again! Thank you!

Dear Girl Scout Friends:

On September 30,2013 we closed out the books on another successful Girl Scouting year and on our 100th anniversary celebration.  Once again we have good news to report: last fiscal year we saw our 8th consecutive year of growth in the number of girls served by Girl Scouting in NYC, and we continued to increase our program offerings to meet the needs and the interest... Read more »
11 Oct

On the International Day of the Girl, We Honor Our Own Girl Scout, Pearl Nkosi

Our 2013 Future Woman of Distinction, Pearl NkosiWe are happy to announce that Lesego Pearl Nkosi will be recognized as this year's Future Woman of Distinction (FWOD). It is appropriate that we make this announcement on the 2nd Annual International Day of the Girl which is being celebrated today, October 11, 2013.  The day was dedicated by the United Nations in 2011 in order to raise... 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 »
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 »
26 Aug

Muriel Siebert, Trailblazer for Women's Rights in the Workplace, Dies at 80

 



 

By Barbara Murphy-Warrington, CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater New York

This weekend we lost a true trailblazer, the remarkable Muriel Siebert. When Ms. Siebert wanted something, she didn't take "no" for an answer. As a result, she broke barriers and paved the way for women to hold finance jobs on Wall Street. A principled leader, Ms.... 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 »
14 Jun

A Big Thanks to All Our Dads


A message from Rose M. Littlejohn, Board President, and Barbara Murphy-Warrington, CEO

This Sunday is Father’s Day in the USA, a celebration of the more than 70 million men in the US who play pivotal roles in the lives of their children - supporting, educating, and encouraging them, helping them fulfill their potential, and providing positive role models and mentorship.

Increasingly over the past 100... 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 »