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23 Nov

Thanksgiving 2015 Office Hours

To give our staff an opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York Leadership Center will close at 2pm on Wednesday November 25, and will re-open at 8:30am on Monday, November 30.

In case of emergency, please call 212.206.2467 so that the answering service can... Read more »
11 Nov

Advancing Women of Distinction Honoree Avon Products, Inc.

At our Women of Distinction Breakfast on October 28, we presented Avon Products, Inc. with the Inaugural Advancing Women of Distinction Award.

Avon has been a strong supporter of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York for nearly 30 years, helping us deliver our leadership programs to multiple generations of girls in New York City. In addition to our longstanding partnership:

67% of Avon’s board... Read more »
10 Nov

2015 Woman of Distinction: Sarah E. Cogan

Over the next few days, we'll be highlighting the fantastic honorees who received the Woman of Distinction Award at our recent breakfast. Up first: Sarah E. Cogan, Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Scroll down to read the text of her speech, or you can watch the video below.

 

 

 

I want to thank everyone for... Read more »
21 Oct

Be a GSGNY Family!

We all know that Girl Scouts are more successful when their family members join Girl Scouting, and everyone goes on the journey together!

We’d like to invite your family to show your support and commitment to building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place by registering as an adult member of the Girl Scout movement.  If you register, your Girl Scout will... Read more »
19 Oct

Dimple Belani is our 2015-2016 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 works daily to make the world a better... Read more »
09 Oct

The Girl's Got Power!

Dear Friends of the Girl Scouts:

On Sunday, we celebrate the International Day of the Girl.  This year's theme is Power of the Girl.

As I look around our Council at girls in every corner of the city and of every age, I marvel at the power of our girls.

On Thursday, seven of our Girl Scouts attended a press conference with City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to launch the Council's... Read more »
02 Oct

Girl Scouts, Malala, and the New York Times

A letter to the editor from our CEO, Barbara Murphy-Warrington, was published in The New York Times this morning in response to an article that appeared earlier this week about Nobel Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai.



To the Editor:

Malala Yousafzai is one of our best weapons and hopes for education and economic independence for girls, but not just for the reasons outlined in... Read more »
24 Sep

#AnythingIsPossible Celebration: October 3, 2015

Come to the #AnythingIsPossible celebration on Saturday, October 3, 2015!

In advance of the International Day of the Girl, adults and girls ages 5 and up are invited to join the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, Ellevate Network, and other sponsors for a fun, informative afternoon all about investing in girls and women.

New York City Girl Scouts will lead discussions with... Read more »