Women of Distinction

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THE NEXT CENTURY:
Today's Girls, Tomorrow's Leaders 

The 21st Annual Women of Distinction Breakfast
was held on Tuesday, October 29, 2013
7:30am - 9am at Cipriani 42nd Street


Honoring

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FELITA HARRIS
Senior Vice President of Global Sales,
Donna Karan International

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SAMANTHA KAPPAGODA
Chief Economist, Risk Economics, Inc.
Visiting Scholar, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Co-Lead Scientist, RiskEcon® Lab for Decision Metrics,
New York University

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NICOLA PALMER
Chief Network Officer,

Verizon Wireless

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LAUREL ROSSI
President,
Havas Worldwide Strat Farm

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CHERYL L. SWIATKOWSKI
Vice President,
Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.

and our
2013 Future Woman of Distinction,
LESEGO PEARL NKOSI

 

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For more information, contact
Ellen Rae Huang
212.645.4000 x241 

About the Women of Distinction Breakfast

Each autumn, the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York gathers on or around Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday to honor Women of Distinction who serve as role models of ethical leadership for the girls we serve. We also honor one extraordinary Girl Scout each year who represents the ideals inherent in Girl Scouting with the Future Woman of Distinction Award.

Over the Women of Distinction Breakfast’s 21-year history we have honored many extraordinary women. Our list of past honorees includes Maria Bartiromo, Trish McEvoy, Christine Quinn, Deborah Roberts, and Vera Wang to name a few. 

About the 2012 Event

Held on Friday, November 16, 2012 after being postponed due to Superstorm Sandy, our 20th Annual Women of Distinction Breakfast was a huge success, setting a new fundraising record, which will make a huge difference in expanding leadership opportunities for girls in New York City.

We are deeply moved that 90% of our original attendees -- including all of our inspirational honorees and our emcee -- were able to join us on our re-scheduled date when we celebrated the achievements of Stephanie Breslow, Linda M. Gadsby, Tracey Gray-Walker, Claudia Poccia, Carol Sawdye and Future Woman of Distinction Asha Alexandria Wills.

At the event, we also reflected upon and reminded ourselves of the strength that lies within each of us, and the possibilities that Girl Scouting can provide for girls, and ultimately, our communities.

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- Asha Alexandria Wills, 2012 Future Woman of Distinction.  To read her complete acceptance speech, click here.

We gratefully acknowledge all of our Committee Members and Supporters
for their contributions to the 2012 Women of Distinction Breakfast.