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Nov 15

On National Philanthropy Day, we thank you for making a difference!

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead

On behalf of the nearly 28,000 girls we serve, thank you for helping us make a difference!  Today, on National Philanthropy... Read more »
Oct 11

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 Read more »
Oct 03

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... Read more »
Sep 26

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... Read more »
Aug 26

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,... Read more »
Aug 06

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 -... Read more »
Jun 07

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... Read more »
Apr 25

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... Read more »
Apr 17

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... Read more »
Apr 16

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... Read more »