18 Oct

Congratulations to Janice Wang, our 2016-17 Future Woman of Distinction

janice-headshotEvery 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. She works daily to make the world a better... 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.




I want to thank everyone for... Read more »
09 Oct

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 Mark-Viverito to launch the Council's... Read more »
15 Sep

Our 2015-2016 Get Outdoors Guide is Now Available

We're proud to bring you our 2015-2015 "Get Outdoors" Guide, full of activities for New York City's Girl Scouts, both here within the five boroughs, as well as at Camp Kaufmann, our Girl Scout camp in Dutchess County!

To download, click HERE.

There are so many benefits to being outside.  Girls can try new things, build their team-building... Read more »
11 May

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 program for middle school girls changed her life, and led to an internship opportunity at EILEEN FISHER.

The video is below.  You may also scroll down to read their remarks.

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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 »
23 Dec

Holiday Message from our CEO

Dear Girl Scouts Friends and Family,

It warms my heart to think about the growth of each of our girls this past year. I see so many girls who enter Girl Scouts start out as shy, soft-spoken, and unsure of themselves. Watching them blossom through their Girl Scouting experience is the best holiday gift I could possibly receive.

As an organization we've continued to grow as well. In 2014, we celebrated our... Read more »