110 E. 42nd St. , New York, NY 10017
Tuesday, April 29 @ 6:30 pm
Ticketed Event

Girl Scouts of Greater New York Honor Extraordinary Leaders and Role Models at Girl Scout Gala, Celebrating the Second Century of Girl Scouting in NYC Linda Descano, Dayle Haddon, Anne Keating, and Alan Siegel Recognized for Their Innovation, Vision, and Leadership (New York, NY) – On April 29, 2014, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York will host their Girl Scout Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street, celebrating the organization’s growth and relevancy at the start of its second century. The event will honor leaders who inspire today’s girls to aspire to leadership positions in business, politics, and science. Proceeds from the gala will be used to fund programs that now serve nearly 28,000 girls in New York City – two-thirds of whom come from low-income homes – and to accommodate a waiting list of girls eager to join a Girl Scout troop. Honorees include: Linda Descano, Managing Director and Head of Content and Social, North America Marketing, Citi, and President and CEO, Women & Co.; Dayle Haddon, author, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, model, actress, and founder of WomenOne; Anne Keating, Senior Vice President of Public Relations, Special Events & Press, and Corporate Philanthropy for Bloomingdale’s; and Alan Siegel, President and CEO, Siegelvision and Founder of Siegel+Gale. The gala will be chaired by Patrice Tanaka, Chief Counselor & Creative Strategist at PadillaCRT, and member of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York Board of Directors. “It is our great pleasure to honor these exceptional individuals who inspire us through their many accomplishments and leadership, and who encourage today’s girls to become tomorrow’s leaders” said Barbara Murphy-Warrington, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. “They are remarkable both as a measure of success and because they have demonstrated their unwavering dedication to the very values Girl Scouts in New York and around the nation hold so dear.” For a more than a century, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York has been the premier girl leadership organization in New York City: no organization of its kind has reached more girls and changed more lives for the better. As the Girl Scouts of Greater New York enters its second century, the organization is focusing on four key program areas that will maintain its leadership position in a world that is changing at an ever-increasing pace: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics); Business and Entrepreneurship; Environmental Leadership; and Personal Identity Leadership. Today’s New York City Girl Scouts take advantage of new programming such as the Girl Scout Leadership Institute and Career Exploration Program, and participate in proven initiatives such as the Cookie Program, which has become the world's largest girls’ entrepreneurship and business training program. All activities are designed to support girls as they take charge of their lives, explore new career opportunities, and learn real-world skills that will prepare them to be the next generation of leaders in New York City and nation-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.girlscoutsnyc.org/gala