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May 06

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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Dec 23

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... Read more »
Oct 22

Congratulations to April Mintz, our 2014-2015 Future Woman of Distinction!

Every 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. And she... Read more »
Jul 29

Girl Scouts Get in the Business Game (NY Daily News: Video)

Teens pitch savvy business ideas to investors as part of the Girl Scout Leadership Institute, including an idea to revolutionize bandages.  The New York Daily News website recent ran a video story about this initiative.  To view the video, watch below, or click Read more »
Mar 19

NYC’s top Girl Scout cookie seller reveals how she sold thousands of boxes (WPIX channel 11)

To view this clip on the WPIX website, click HERE.

It’s that time of the year again: Girl Scout cookie time!

Who could resist a chocolatey thin mint or that delicious toasted coconut on a... Read more »
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 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 »