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04 Dec

Digital Cookie: New York City Girl Scouts in the Press!

Earlier this week, the Girl Scouts of the USA announced that for the first time ever, girls will soon be able to sell cookies online.  Of course, girls will still be able to sell cookies via the tried-and-true traditional methods, but... Read more »
11 Nov

Girl Scouts bring career program to Long Island City school

CEP photoFrom LIC/Astoria Journal, November 5, 2013.  By Andrew Pavia.


The Girl Scouts have teamed up with the new Hunters Point Community Middle School in Long Island City to bring resources to underprivileged youth.

Students will take part in the expansion of the Girl Scouts’ Career Exploration Program (CEP), a three-year, in-school program that aims to broaden the scope of... Read more »
03 Oct

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 interest in STEM early on but are not encouraged to pursue this interest (and in some cases, are actively discouraged). This is... Read more »
26 Sep

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 men. At the other end of the spectrum of opportunity, 16.3 percent of women are officially poor, according to census figures, compared to 13.6 percent of men.

These dynamics are... Read more »
06 Aug

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 - Bound for College (ABC), did a remarkable job of raising awareness for the importance of higher... 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 »
25 Apr

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 opportunities, each designed to empower girls and women like me. It is a place where I learned skills that will last me a lifetime, developed my independent... Read more »
17 Apr

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 glanced at the description, so I initially thought that it would merely be a two- to three-hour tour of the New York Stock Exchange. However, when I... Read more »
16 Apr

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 ages and and backgrounds bustling about the room, grabbing breakfast and socializing with some of the most distinguished people in the... 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 »