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Thank you to our event sponsors


Sharon Bush and Lauren Bush Lauren


Hearst Magazines


Avon Products, Inc.

LexisNexis Group

The McGraw-Hill Companies

Mary S. Phipps


Trish McEvoy, Ltd.


Alcoa Foundation

Kathy and Al Brand

Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management

FEED Foundation

Herman Miller and WB Wood

McKinsey & Company


BNY Mellon

Brookfield Properties




Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Susan Nitze


For more information about this event or other Girl Scout special events, please contact:

Jill Scibilia
Girl Scouts of Greater New York
(212)645-4000, ext. 247

Lightbulb photo           Girl Scout STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering  and Mathematics) program

Art FarmGirl Scout Career Exploration visit to the Art Farm

About the Girl Scouts of Greater New York

Girl Scouts is the nation’s premier leadership organization for girls.  More than two-thirds of women listed in “Who’s Who in America,” two-thirds of female members of congress, and 80% of female business owners are former Girl Scouts.  We know that our programs have a profound effect on brightening a girl’s future success.  Serving more than 25,000 girls in all five boroughs of New York, our leadership development programs include career exploration with live executive role models and workplace experiences, as well as financial literacy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), camping and environmental programs.  Of course, it also includes the nation’s largest business training program for girls—the Girl Scout Cookie Program

We have strong demand for our programs—with steadily increasing membership in New York City for the last five consecutive years. Funds raised at the Women of Distinction Breakfast are critical to help us meet this rising demand and prepare today’s Girl Scouts to become tomorrow’s Women of Distinction. 

For more information, visit www.girlscoutsnyc.org

Climbing Wall Girl Scout Camp Kaufmann

Girl Scout Climbing Challenge Course Wall at Camp

19th Annual Women of Distinction Breakfast            honors remarkable leaders and celebrates "Girl Scouting and the Path to Achievement"


Girl Scouts with 2011 Future Woman of Distinction Catherine Morrison.

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On Thursday, October 27th, the Girl Scouts gathered to honor phenomenal women who inspire through their leadership and serve as compelling role models for girls and young women. 

2011 Women of Distinction

Sharon Bush, Founder and CEO, Teddy Share

Lauren Bush Lauren, CEO, Creative Director and co-Founder, FEED Projects LLC

Beth McCabe, Vice President, Social Marketing and Technology, Digitas

Ranjini Pillay, Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer (Property & Casualty) Global Risk Solutions, Chartis

Ann Shoket, Editor-in-Chief, Seventeen Magazine

2011 Future Woman of Distinction

Catherine Morrison, Ambassador Girl Scout


Deborah Norville, Anchor, Inside Edition


Girl Scouts with Emcee Deborah Norville.


The 2011 Women of Distinction recipients, from left to Right:  Sharon Bush, Lauren Bush Lauren,Beth McCabe, Catherine Morrison, Ranjini Pillay and Ann Shoket.

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2011 Benefit Committee

Cheryl L. Swiatkowski, Chair

Paula Zirinsky, Co-Chair

Suzanne Heidelberger

Lorinda Laub

Melissa McClenaghan Martin

Marie Raperto

Patricia Stensrud

Honor Roll Committee

Betty Spence, PhD, Chair

Terri Austin

Carol Bellamy

Kathy Brand

Susan Chapman

Barbara Cooperman

Jane Elfers

Daisy Exposito-Ulla

Deborah I. Fine

Heide L. Gardner

Nancy Glaser

Marcelite Harris

Vita Harris

Nancy Hill

Arlene Isaacs-Lowe

Liz Kaplow

Katherine Lapp

Wendy Lewis

Mary Rose Main

Trish McEvoy

Barbara Sprechman Paddock

Myrtle Potter

Sara Queen

Valerie Salembier

Susan Schor

Patrice A. Tanaka

Davia B. Temin

Linda Kaplan Thaler

Leadership Advisory Board Committee

Kerri Kimball, Co-Chair

Keesa Schreane, Co-Chair

Elizabeth Crowell

Jessica Porter

Shannon Rzeznikiewicz

Ashley Speranza