16 May

Statement from the Girl Scouts of Greater New York on the City Council’s Young Women’s Initiative Report & Recommendations

Girl Scouts of Greater New York (GSGNY) commends the City Council’s Young Women’s Initiative for its report and recommendations on investing in the future of young women and girls in New York City, released today. GSGNY CEO Barbara Murphy Warrington issued the following statement. GSGNY served on the initiative’s education task force.

"As the largest girls-leadership development organization in the city, we recognize the importance of the City Council’s Young Women’s Initiative and applaud the extensive series of well-thought-out recommendations, especially the one to grow the... Read more »
05 Nov

The Power of Girls: Barbara Murphy-Warrington

Girl Scouts of Greater New York CEO Barbara Murphy-Warrington delivered an inspiring message about the power of girls at our recent Women of Distinction Breakfast.  You can view a video of her speech below, or scroll down to read the text of her address.

I want to thank everyone for... Read more »
08 Mar

International Women's Day

Dear Girl Scouts:

Today, March 8, 2015,  is International Women's Day, a day that girls and Girl Scouts are celebrating around the world.  I challenge you to mark the occasion by pledging to celebrate and promote girls and women every day.

Why is this so important? 

Despite the advances women have made here and abroad -- in 1960, women made $0.60 cents for every dollar earned by... Read more »
22 May

Bring Back Our Girls

On April 15th, nearly 300 girls were kidnapped from the Chibok Government Secondary School by Boko Haram in Nigeria. They are still missing.

As Girl Scouts, we strive to make the world a better place. This tragic situation is a reminder that we still have a lot of work to do. Unfortunately, women all over the world are still... Read more »
09 May

A Mother's Day Message from our CEO

Dear Friend of the Girl Scouts:

This Mother's Day, I'll be celebrating with my sons - the bond we have and the bright future they can look forward to. I also will be celebrating generations of women - many of whom are mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers - that have come together (with many men) as Girl Scout leaders and volunteers to uplift, inspire, support, encourage and guide the nearly 28,000 girls we have the privilege of serving in New York City.

It is an unfortunate truth, however, that many families here in New York City, including some of our Girl Scout families,... Read more »
07 Mar

Recognizing International Women's Day: March 8, 2014

On March 8, 2014, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York will join with the world to celebrate International Women's Day.  First recognized by the United Nations 39 years ago, International Women's Day - with its 2014 theme, Inspiring Change - recognizes women's advances as well as the tremendous work still to be done to improve women's lives throughout the world.

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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 »
26 Aug

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, 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 »