07 Nov

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 »
24 Sep

#AnythingIsPossible Celebration: October 3, 2015

Come to the #AnythingIsPossible celebration on Saturday, October 3, 2015!

In advance of the International Day of the Girl, adults and girls ages 5 and up are invited to join the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, Ellevate Network, and other sponsors for a fun, informative afternoon all about investing in girls and women.

New York City Girl Scouts will lead discussions with... Read more »
07 May

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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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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05 May

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 committee about receiving this honor, my first thought was “I think you’ve got the wrong... Read more »
25 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving from the Girl Scouts of Greater New York!

Dear Girl Scout Family and Supporters:

On this eve of Thanksgiving, I am taking a moment to reflect on our Girl Scouts of Greater New York family. One of the many things for which I am grateful is your selfless and tireless generosity for the benefit of our New York City Girl Scout community.

From the inception of Girl Scouts over one hundred years ago, our founder, Juliette Gordon... Read more »
06 Nov

Girl Scouts of Greater New York Raise $370K at Women of Distinction Breakfast (New York Nonprofit Press)

To read this article on the New York Nonprofit Press's website, click HERE

The Girl Scouts of Greater New York (GSGNY) raised more than $370,000 at their annual Women of Distinction Breakfast, held on Oct. 29, 2014 at Cipriani 42nd Street. The breakfast—attended by more than 600 people—was co-chaired by GSGNY board members Barbara J. Cooperman and Sheri Wilson-Gray. The... Read more »
24 Sep

Time to Pony Up (Daily News)

Marieteresa Porchér Allen, an 11-year-old Girl Scout in the Bronx, began collecting hair donations in August as a project for her local Girl Scout troop.  She hopes to collect 100 ponytails by November 1.  For more on Marieteresa's project, find her on Facebook at Donate Hair with M Girl Scout for Children with Hair Loss.

To read the article on the Daily News... Read more »
25 Jul

Child Abuse, Statutory Rape, Modern Day Slavery or Prostitution? (Huffington Post)

Brooklyn Girl Scout Monique Tinglin received the 2014 National Young Woman of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts of the USA.   To read her editorial on the Huffington Post, click HERE.


By Monique Tinglin

New York City's former mayor, David Dinkins, shared many examples of good people who have been too complacent,... Read more »
08 Jul

Local Girl Scouts Learn How to Create Video Games (New York 1)

More than two dozen teenage Girl Scouts are taking part in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, program at the New York Hall of Science this week, where they're learning how to make programming codes and use special software to create 3-D video games as part of the Girl Scout Leadership Institute.

Cable news channel NY1 recently ran a story about this new initiative.  To view the... Read more »