Distinguished Women

Girl Scout Shadows Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake

Girl Scout Brianna had the unique opportunity earlier this month to shadow Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as part of the Distinguished Women Shadow Program. Brianna got an inside look at the Mayor’s day attending meetings, public hearings, and more. “I was so impressed with Mayor Rawlings-Blake’s professional and straightforward approach in everything she does,” Brianna later wrote. “I admire her so much from the day I spent with her and hope that I can have this same type of dedication in my […]

Girl Scout Shadows McGuire Woods Managing Partner Ava Lias-Booker

It’s not every day that a teenaged aspiring lawyer has a mentoring opportunity with a lawyer of 25 years experience. Through the Distinguished Women Shadow program, Girl Scout Chloe was able to spend a day with Ava Lias-Booker, Esq., Managing Partner of the McGuire Woods Baltimore Office. Chloe was able to go to court with Ms. Lias-Booker and get a glimpse of what really happens during a major case. Chloe said her experience gave her a glimpse of what court is really […]

Girl Scout Shadows Harriet Dopkin, President of the Classic Catering People

While Distinguished Women Shadow Girls are often paired with Honorees who are leaders in fields they know they’d like to work in, sometimes the shadow girls are exposed to a new field they never thought about entering. When asked why she wanted to shadow Harriet Dopkin, President of the Classic Catering People, Girl Scout Mercedez answered that culinary arts was a field she didn’t know much about and wanted to learn more. During her day with Ms. Dopkin, Mercedez toured the Classic […]

Girl Scout Shadows Foundry Wealth Advisors President Marianne Fishler

Girl Scout Sarah had the opportunity to get an inside look at the field of finance and wealth management when she shadowed Distinguished Women Honoree Marianne Fishler, President of Foundry Wealth Advisors, LLC. Sarah said Ms. Fishler told her it’s important to not only find a field she’s passionate about, but also to build her network and give back to the community. “She told me I should focus on my passions first, and that my job and the rest of my life […]

Girl Scout Shadows Jeanette Glose Partlow, President of the Maryland Chemical Company

When Girl Scout Allison shadowed President of Maryland Chemical, Jeanette Glose Partlow, she got the unique opportunity to see a new side of a field she was already interested in–science. Allison, who said she’d like to be a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) teacher, said she was glad to be able to see what it was like to work in the field outside of a classroom setting. “Chemistry is a big part of science and engineering, so it was interesting to […]

Girl Scout Shadows Saint Agnes President & CEO Bonnie Phipps

For Girl Scout Samantha, being paired with St. Agnes President and CEO Bonnie Phipps as a Distinguished Woman Shadow was a perfect match. Samantha has aspirations to work in pediatric medicine and she spent her day with Ms. Phipps getting an inside look at how a hospital operates. “I wanted to become a Distinguished Woman Shadow Girl because I thought it would be a great experience. When I heard Ms. Phipps was one of the Honorees, that made it even better since […]

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Honors Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as Distinguished Woman

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland is proud to announce that Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will be honored as one of the 2012 100th Anniversary Honorees at the annual Distinguished Women’s Awards Reception being held Thursday, April 26, at the Baltimore Country Club in Roland Park. Mayor Rawlings-Blake joins five additional esteemed 2012 Distinguished Women Honorees: Ava Lias-Booker, Esq., Managing Partner,Baltimore Office, McGuire Woods; Harriett Dopkin, President, The Classic Catering People; Marianne Fishler, President, Foundry Wealth Advisors, LLC; Jeanette Glose Partlow, President, Maryland […]

World Reknowned Jewelry Designer Donates to DW Auction

Jewelry designer and artist Betty Cooke has created an original piece for Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s Distinguished Women’s Award reception auction. A former Distinguished Woman honoree and Girl Scout alumna, Ms. Cooke is known internationally for her original jewelry pieces. She received the De Beers diamonds Today Award in 1979 and 1981for her unique and artful approach to design. Fashionable women from around the world don her unique jewelry which has been featured in in Bazaar and Vogue magazines. The necklace will be auctioned […]

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