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11 May

Making the world a better place: Career Exploration Program

At our Gala on April 29, CEO Barbara Murphy-Warrington shared the stage with Denisha, an alum of our Career Exploration Program in the South Bronx.  Denisha spoke about how her participation in this schooltime program for middle school girls changed her life, and led to an internship opportunity at EILEEN FISHER.

The video is below.  You may also scroll down to read their remarks.

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08 May

Happy Mother's Day from our CEO

Dear Girl Scouts,

This Sunday is Mother's Day ­- a day when we honor and give thanks to the amazing women who have guided us; given us love, attention, and advice; and shaped us into the people we have become.

I have been fortunate to have had some incredibly strong women in my life - women who have made me the person I am today. Every day, I am aware that I stand on the shoulders of... Read more »
07 May

Davia B. Temin, Pinnacle in Leadership Award-winnner

Wrapping our series of posts celebrating our 2015 Gala honorees, here's Davia B. Temin, President of CEO of Temin and Company speaking about the need for compassion and kindness in today's society.

Scroll down to read a transcript of Davia's speech.




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06 May

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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05 May

Adele Gulfo, Pinnacle in Leadership Award-winner

At our Gala on April 29, we honored three outstanding female role models.  Over the next few days, we'll be posting video of their acceptance speeches here.

First up: Adele Gulfo, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Mylan, speaks about the importance of girls and STEM.   Scroll down for a transcript of her speech.



I must admit – when I was approached by the committee about receiving this honor, my first thought was “I think you’ve got the wrong... Read more »
12 Mar

Happy birthday to the Girl Scouts!

Happy birthday!  The Girl Scouts of the USA was founded 103 years ago today. Right here in New York City, we serve 29,034 girls from every zip code across the five boroughs.

Thanks to the commitment of our wonderful volunteers and supporters, we give girls the tools they need to succeed. Girls work together to engineer their own machines in our robotics program, learn about e-commerce through the Digital... 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 »
05 Mar

3/5/15 Association Meeting Postponed

Please be aware that the Winter Association Meeting scheduled for this evening, Thursday, March 5, 2015, has been postponed due to inclement weather.

We will be in touch soon regarding a rescheduled date for this meeting.

Thanks for your patience and understanding as we deal with this Winter weather.  We can't wait until Spring! Read more »
02 Feb

We're Moving to Lower Manhattan!

Dear Girl Scout Friends and Family:

We have some exciting news to share!

After nine straight years of growth in the number of girls served, and after over 25 years at our current offices on West 23rd Street in Manhattan, we will soon take up residence at our expanded, enhanced space at the new Girl Scouts of Greater New York Leadership Center in lower Manhattan.
As of February 9, we may be... Read more »
27 Jan

Snow Day: January 27, 2015

Due to inclement weather and the closure of NYC public schools, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

In the case of an emergency, please call 212-206-2467 so that the answering service can reach a member of our staff.

Stay safe and as you are able, please check in with neighbors, friends and family who might need a helping hand today. Read more »