Women of Distinction
THE NEXT CENTURY:
Today's Girls, Tomorrow's Leaders
The 21st Annual Women of Distinction Breakfast
will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2013
7:30am - 9am at Cipriani 42nd Street
Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Donna Karan International
Chief Economist, Risk Economics, Inc.
Visiting Scholar, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Co-Lead Scientist, RiskEcon® Lab for Decision Metrics, New York University
President, Havas Worldwide Strat Farm
Chief Technical Officer, Verizon Wireless
Cheryl L. Swiatkowski
Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.
For more information, contact
Ellen Rae Huang
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 20-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.
"As early as age 5, the Girl Scout Law challenged me to always take responsibility for my actions. To treat everyone - my leaders, my elders, my peers and my family - with respect, and to conduct myself with honesty and integrity. The experiences I gained in my 13 years as a Girl Scout also taught me how to motivate others and effect sustainable change."
- Asha Alexandria Wills, 2012 Future Woman of Distinction. To read her complete acceptance speech, click here.
2012 Women of Distinction
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Linda M. Gadsby
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
President and Chief Executive Officer
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
National Basketball Association