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 »
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 »
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, she didn't take "no" for an answer. As a result, she broke barriers and paved the way for women to hold finance jobs on Wall Street. A principled leader, Ms.... Read more »
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 »
Girl Scouts of Greater New York is proud to participate in National Teen Self-Esteem Month, established to emphasize the importance of self-esteem and self-image for teen girls.
Many teen girls have their lives shaped for the worse by low self-esteem and poor self-image. In our society, film, pop music, television, and social media all... Read more »
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 »
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 »
Marie Curie, Patricia Era Bath, Flossie Wong-Staal - and You
March is National Women’s History Month, and this year’s theme, Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics aims to honor and celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women who have used their imagination and intelligence to make outstanding contributions to the STEM... Read more »
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 Vault.com as a... Read more »
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 »