06 Nov

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

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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 »
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 »
01 Apr

Life is Not a Checklist: What I Learned from Girl Scouts

By Yadira Noelle Harrison, Girl Scouts of Greater New York Leadership Advisory Board Member



Thinking back to my 16-year-old self, I can only marvel at how sure I was of the life plans I had written in my journal hidden in my desk. How each step of my life, starting with my college selection, had been thought out in detail and researched thoroughly. How perfect my... Read more »
28 Feb

How I Learned to Succeed

By Kristy Sisko, Girl Scouts of Greater New York Leadership Advisory Board Member


I was a Girl Scout for over ten years. During that time, I learned a great many things – from how to be an entrepreneur by managing my own cookie sales to effectively working as part of a team and the importance of striving for excellence.


In 2001 I started working for as a... Read more »
29 Jan

Failure Is A Good Thing When You Learn From It

By Elizabeth Crowell, Brownie Leader of Troop 2292 in Brooklyn and Leadership Advisory Board Member

As a senior in college, I was nervous about my next step in life. After all, everything I had done up until the age of 22 was decided for me: go to school, graduate high school, and then go to college. I had worked a bunch of different... Read more »