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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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 »