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02 Dec

VIDEO: GSLI Prepares Today's Girls to Become Tomorrow's Leaders

Since its launch earlier this year, the Girl Scout Leadership Institute of New York City (GSLI-NYC) is already transforming the lives of dozens of young women by providing them with opportunities to develop the skills that will help them become tomorrow’s business innovators.

Recently Helene Lerner, the founder of  Workingwomen.com, one of the world’s leading websites for career women,... Read more »
11 Oct

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 2nd Annual International Day of the Girl which is being celebrated today, October 11, 2013.  The day was dedicated by the United Nations in 2011 in order to raise... Read more »
07 May

May Is National Teen Self-Esteem Month



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 »
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 »
27 Mar

Celebrate Women's History Month!

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 »
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 Vault.com 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 »