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:
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.
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.
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Teens pitch savvy business ideas to investors as part of the Girl Scout Leadership Institute, including an idea to revolutionize bandages. The New York Daily News website recent ran a video story about this initiative. To view the video, watch below, or click HERE to visit nydailynews.com. You may also scroll down to read a transcript.
There is increased national attention being paid to the low engagement rates of girls and women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. Conversations revolve around the fact that girls often show interest in STEM early on but are not encouraged to pursue this interest (and in some cases, are actively discouraged). This is... Read more »
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.