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In celebration of Women's History Month, Girl Scouts of Greater New York CEO Barbara Murphy-Warrington and Future Woman of Distinction Pearl Nkosi discuss how the Girl Scouts work to empower young women.
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We are happy to announce that Lesego Pearl Nkosi will be recognized as this year's Future Woman of Distinction (FWOD). It is appropriate that we make this announcement on the 2nd Annual International Day of the Girl which is being celebrated today, October 11, 2013. The day was dedicated by the United Nations in 2011 in order to raise... 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.
These dynamics are... Read more »
By Barbara Murphy-Warrington, CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater New York
This weekend we lost a true trailblazer, the remarkable Muriel Siebert. When Ms. Siebert wanted something, she didn't take "no" for an answer. As a result, she broke barriers and paved the way for women to hold finance jobs on Wall Street. A principled leader, Ms.... Read more »
By Carolina Torres, Lifetime Member of Girl Scouts and GSGNY's “Future Woman of Distinction 2010”
For the past ten years, Girl Scouts of Greater New York has opened doors for me and offered me countless opportunities, each designed to empower girls and women like me. It is a place where I learned skills that will last me a lifetime, developed my independent... Read more »
By Erie Brewster, Ambassador Girl Scout from Troop 2046
To be honest, I never thought I would learn so much when I first walked into the “Be a Game Changer” seminar at BNY Mellon. Signing up for the seminar, I had only briefly glanced at the description, so I initially thought that it would merely be a two- to three-hour tour of the New York Stock Exchange. However, when I... Read more »
By April Tsang and Eileen Jin, Ambassador Girl Scouts from Troop 4772
It is March 26th, 2013. You are in a room on the 47th floor of 1 Wall Street. Enter the room at around 9:45AM and you would have seen a surprising sight: girls of all ages and and backgrounds bustling about the room, grabbing breakfast and socializing with some of the most distinguished people in the... Read more »
By Yadira Noelle Harrison, Girl Scouts of Greater New York Leadership Advisory Board Member
Thinking back to my 16-year-old self, I can only marvel at how sure I was of the life plans I had written in my journal hidden in my desk. How each step of my life, starting with my college selection, had been thought out in detail and researched thoroughly. How perfect my... Read more »
Marie Curie, Patricia Era Bath, Flossie Wong-Staal - and You
March is National Women’s History Month, and this year’s theme, Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics aims to honor and celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women who have used their imagination and intelligence to make outstanding contributions to the STEM... Read more »
By Kristy Sisko, Girl Scouts of Greater New York Leadership Advisory Board Member
I was a Girl Scout for over ten years. During that time, I learned a great many things – from how to be an entrepreneur by managing my own cookie sales to effectively working as part of a team and the importance of striving for excellence.
In 2001 I started working for Vault.com as a... Read more »