Nov 07

Future Woman of Distinction Acceptance by Dimple Belani

Over the next few days, we'll be sharing the inspiring words of our 2015 Women of Distinction Breakfast honorees.

First up is Dimple Belani, from Queens Troop 4418, who was named our 2015-2016 Future Women of Distinction.

For her Gold Award project, Dimple interviewed professional women and produced these interviews as a television program in the interest of inspiring girls and young women to... Read more »
Oct 19

Dimple Belani is our 2015-2016 Future Woman of Distinction

Every fall, in connection with our annual Women of Distinction Breakfast, we honor one outstanding New York City Girl Scout as our Future Woman of Distinction. The Future Woman of Distinction represents the ideals inherent in Girl Scouting through her participation in and commitment to community service, high academic achievement, and leadership skills. And she works daily to make the world a better... Read more »
Oct 09

The Girl's Got Power!

Dear Friends of the Girl Scouts:

On Sunday, we celebrate the International Day of the Girl.  This year's theme is Power of the Girl.

As I look around our Council at girls in every corner of the city and of every age, I marvel at the power of our girls.

On Thursday, seven of our Girl Scouts attended a press conference with City Council Speaker Melissa... Read more »
Oct 02

Girl Scouts, Malala, and the New York Times

A letter to the editor from our CEO, Barbara Murphy-Warrington, was published in The New York Times this morning in response to an article that appeared earlier this week about Nobel Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai.

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Jul 01

New Girls' Choice Outdoor Badges

The world is a better place when girls get to make choices: recently, Girl Scouts across America voted to select a new badge topics and designs.  We’re happy to unveil the new Girls’ Choice Outdoor badges!

For Brownies: Outdoor Adventurer
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May 11

Making the world a better place: Career Exploration Program

At our Gala on April 29, CEO Barbara Murphy-Warrington shared the stage with Denisha, an alum of our Career Exploration Program in the South Bronx.  Denisha spoke about how her participation in this schooltime... Read more »
May 08

Happy Mother's Day from our CEO

Dear Girl Scouts,

This Sunday is Mother's Day ­- a day when we honor and give thanks to the amazing women who have guided us; given us love, attention, and advice; and shaped us into the people we have become.

I have been fortunate to have had some incredibly strong women in my life - women who... Read more »
May 07

Davia B. Temin, Pinnacle in Leadership Award-winnner

Wrapping our series of posts celebrating our 2015 Gala honorees, here's Davia B. Temin, President of CEO of Temin and Company speaking about the need for compassion and kindness in today's society.

Scroll down to read a transcript of Davia's speech.

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May 05

Adele Gulfo, Pinnacle in Leadership Award-winner

At our Gala on April 29, we honored three outstanding female role models.  Over the next few days, we'll be posting video of their acceptance speeches here.

First up: Adele Gulfo, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Mylan, speaks about the importance of girls and STEM.   Scroll down for a transcript of her speech.

I must admit – when I was approached by the... Read more »
Mar 12

Happy birthday to the Girl Scouts!

Happy birthday!  The Girl Scouts of the USA was founded 103 years ago today. Right here in New York City, we serve 29,034 girls from every zip code across the five boroughs.

Thanks to the commitment of our wonderful volunteers and supporters, we give girls the tools they need to succeed. Girls work together to... Read more »