leadership

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 Gold Award Projects Shine in the Spotlight

Several Girl Scout Gold Award recipients and potential recipients were featured in the news this week. Explore Baltimore County reports that Girl Scouts Molly and Alyssa of Troop 3122 in Catonsville were honored for their completion of the Girl Scout Gold Award last weekend at the Girl Scout Gold Award Banquet in Annapolis. Alyssa used her project to raise awareness of homelessness as well as donate supplies for homeless to Arbutus Emergency Services, the article stated. Molly’s project collected and donated First […]

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 Raises Awareness of Dating Violence through ‘Project A.L.E.R.T.’

When choosing the project issue for her Girl Scout Gold Award, Girl Scout Meghan wanted to focus on an issue that everyone is impacted by or at least hears about, but is rarely talked about openly: dating violence. “Domestic violence and dating safety is a big deal and it impacts most communities, but people rarely talk about it openly,” Meghan said. She said she heard about a relative of a girl in her community who was killed as a result of an […]

Girl Scout Gold Award Provides Resources to Children of Diabetics

Growing up with a parent who has diabetes can be confusing and scary for a child. That’s why Girl Scout Elizabeth, who is a child of a diabetic parent, dedicated her Gold Award project to creating learning resources for children of diabetic parents. “When you’re young and you have a parent who is diabetic you don’t necessarily understand why something is wrong and you can find yourself in situations that can be scary and you don’t know what to do,” she said. […]

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 Creates ‘Baskets of Hope’ for Homeless

Girl Scout Megan isn’t a stranger to helping to the homeless–every year she volunteers with her church at a homeless shelter, serving food and talking with people who come in for a meal. She also delivered bag lunches to homeless in Baltimore City with her youth group. When she began thinking about what to do for her Girl Scout Gold Award project, she decided to take her volunteer work to help the homeless a step further. “Through my volunteer work I was […]

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 […]

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