GSGNY presents: Women of Distinction Breakfast


One of the things that are sure to remind you of the changing seasons is during February when it’s time to start ordering Girl Scouts cookies – as they start becoming available to order.

Whether you prefer Tagalongs, Do-si Dos, Thin mints, Samoas, Thanks a lots, Savannah Smiles and/or any other flavor, you know those cookies are delivered with love from the Girl Scouts in your area.

They say “teamwork makes the dream work.”

This is true. Since the GSGNY’s inception, in 1912, it has been estimated over 29,000 girls (and counting) have been represented to carry on a life led by courage, leadership skills, and confidence to soar higher and reach their dreams.

On October 28, GSGNY hosted a very early breakfast get together at Cipriani’s at 42nd Street -to celebrate twenty years of Women of Distinction for their extraordinary work, leadership and contribution to the organization.

Another special fact regarding this particular event, it is always scheduled on and/or around the Girl Scout founder – Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday.

That said, and without further ado, congratulations to all honorees listed below:

Dimple Belani: Girl Scout from Queens, honored for her outstanding commitment to community service, academic achievement and inner leadership skills.

Award: The Future Woman Distinction Award.

The 2015 Women of Distinction:

Sarah E. Cogan: Partner at Simpson Thacher &  Bartlett LLP. She a member of the Firm’s Corporate Department and Head of the Firm’s Registered Funds Practice while advising client on corporate and securities law.

Valerie Rainford: Managing Director and Operations Executive at J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank.

-Recently published her memoir titled “Until The Brighter Tomorrow: One Woman’s Courageous Climb from the Projects to the Podium.” In her book, Valerie aims to inspire others to go after their dreams regardless of adversity and/or other obstacles.

Karen Ross: President of Sharp Decisions and also a visionary entrepreneur, Karen started the V.E.T.S.™ Program in March 2013 – a premiere and unique program hiring and providing veterans with IT skills in demand.

Deborah Snyder: Managing Director at Accenture. She also runs a leadership program of development with Accenture’s co-sponsors of New York City executives with New York University.

Tiffany R. Warren: Senior VP and Chief Diversity Officer for Omnicorn Group overseeing the company’s vision to maintain sustainability and diversity.

Last but not least, Avon Products, INC: Avon is having been around for more than 125 years, highlighting innovative beauty products bringing out optimism representing women.

Recognition: Advancing women of distinction.

Fun fact: Avon Products, INC bring in close to $9 billion in annual revenue with the assistance of close to 6 million independent worldwide sales representatives.

In case you missed the Women of Distinction breakfast, there is always next year. In the meantime, click here, for more information on the Girl Scouts of Greater New York.

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